Oil Tank Removal Services in New Jersey

Underground Oil Tank Removal or Above-Ground Installation

Many New Jersey homes and businesses are sold with decommissioned oil tanks hidden beneath the property. If you’re looking to remove a buried oil tank or if you want to replace it with an above-ground oil tank, we’re here to help.

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How We Remove Oil Tanks

Out of sight often means out of mind – but hidden underground oil tanks can contribute to serious liabilities for your property. As these tanks rust, they can corrode, crack, and leak, causing both environmental and public health issues. 

The best time to remove your tank is before serious problems arise. If your property still has an underground oil tank, contact Certified Environmental today.

Certified Environmental travels to properties throughout New Jersey to provide free estimates for underground oil tank removal. We’re well-versed in the local environmental codes and regulations, and we’ll provide you with an accurate (and affordable) estimate upfront.

If you’re ready to switch to an above-ground tank, or you’re trying to sell the property, you’ll need to remove the underground oil tank. To help you out, our services include…

Tank Testing

The Certified Environmental team will screen the area around your tank to determine its integrity. We will also take soil samples and present them to an NJDEP-licensed laboratory to learn how contaminated the soil is and what steps need to be taken.

Electronic Scanning

Not sure if there is a buried oil tank on your property? No problem – our team will electronically scan the area in search of any warning signs, then present our findings in a written report. This is especially helpful if you are evaluating a home that you might want to buy.

Remediation Services

We are licensed by the NJDEP to perform soil and/or groundwater remediation services. We have extensive experience issuing hundreds of No Further Action letters by the NJDEP. These allow property owners to sell their property and get on with their lives quickly.

NJDEP Leaky Tank Grant Applications

The NJDEP currently offers a grant to property owners who are performing remediation at their primary residence and qualify. If you’re interested in applying for the grant for free, contact our team today. Certified Environmental is here to help you through the entire application process. 

Our Trusted and Certified Office Staff

Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always available for questions. We’re standing by to take your call, then drive to your property for a free oil tank removal estimate. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Typically, our process for removing an underground oil tank is as follows: 

  1. Evaluate the tank’s location for factors that could affect its removal 
  2. Apply for a permit with the local municipality 
  3. Excavate the tank, stockpile the soil, and cut a hole in the top of the tank. 

Although these steps may sound simple, removing underground oil tanks is a time-intensive job that requires a high degree of experience. We always recommend seeking help from a professional team, rather than attempting the removal on your own.

Yes – we like to go inside the house if possible to see the basement first. Then, we electronically scan the exterior of the house with a specialized metal detector. After, we provide a written report of our findings, including any data that indicates the presence of an underground oil tank.

No – there is currently no regulation prohibiting anyone from selling a home with an underground oil tank in the state of New Jersey. However, homes with an underground tank are less likely to sell as quickly as those with an above-ground oil tank or gas.

Also, attorneys often talk about the unknown liability of a house with an underground oil tank. It poses a risk, and it may scare potential buyers away.

Soil sampling is typically used to evaluate the area’s moisture content, as well as compaction and density. Pressure tests, on the other hand, are used to check the safety of the area, using hydrostatic and/or pneumatic methods. 

At Certified Environmental, we help many property owners apply for reimbursement after removing a tank – especially if it’s a leaker. This process helps keep the prices more affordable, although it can take up to five years. 

It’s estimated that between 30 and 50% of underground oil tanks wind up leaking. These leaks are very common, especially with bare-steel tanks. 

Yes, if you are sticking with oil heat, you should transfer the warranty. If you are planning to switch to gas, you should look at the ProGuard charges so you fully understand your options. 

Keep in mind that there is a $500 service fee to remove the tank, as well as a $2500 deductible fee. Also, you must use oil for at least 12 more months after the underground tank is removed.

Yes - all discharges must be reported to the NJDEP. The DEP wants to know if there is anything in the soil and/or water that does not meet the official state criteria. Samples are collected and analyzed at a certified laboratory. The results are then compiled into a report and sent to NJDEP, asking for a No Further Action letter. 

Get Your Free Tank Removal Estimate

If you’re looking to remove a buried oil tank, or if you want to add an above-ground oil tank, contact us today. Certified Environmental is here to streamline and take on the entire process. 

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