OIL TANK REMOVAL – NJ & PA
Underground oil storage tanks have been used for heating homes and businesses for decades. However, with more homes switching from oil to natural gas for their heating, more underground oil tanks are being removed. Many municipalities now require the removal of an underground tank as part of any real estate transaction. If not removed, underground oil tanks can create a variety of problems. If the oil tank is thirty years or older, it is most likely constructed from steel which can corrode over time and cause a leak.
What causes an oil tank to leak? Nearly all fuel oil storage tanks rust from the inside out. Moist air condenses inside the oil tank, contributing to a sludge that accumulates at the bottom. This can lead to internal rust or corrosion, which can cause leaking. Over time, the moist air inside the tank combined with moisture and water in soils surrounding the oil tank will start to rust and corrode the tank. If the bottom of the tank rusts through and the tank’s contents begin to leak into the surrounding soil and groundwater. Outdoor fuel oil storage tanks are even more prone to condensation due to daily temperature changes. Even a very small hole can cause significant soil contamination and contaminate any nearby groundwater source.
Removing your underground oil tank is good for the environment, it can increase property values and is one less thing you need to worry about when you sell your home.
Quick Environmental has safely completed thousands of underground oil tank removals and the vast majority have been structurally sound when removed and passed municipal inspection. In the event an oil tank leak is discovered, we will quickly mobilize our remediation professionals to your site to clean up the contamination from the oil tank leak. Our close ties with insurance companies and the NJDEP combined with our experience in contaminated soil remediation will ensure a successful outcome for you.
Contact Us to get a Free Quote and Schedule Your Oil Tank Removal
What can you expect from Quick Environmental when you schedule your oil tank removal?
- When you contact Quick Environmental, we will gladly answer all of your questions and explain the complete oil tank removal process along with giving you a free upfront quote.
- If needed, we will visit your property and perform a free on-site evaluation. We will provide you with an accurate, affordable price even if the oil tank is located in a difficult to reach location.
- Our prices are affordable, often beating any of our competitors, and we provide highly professional service to remove your oil tank.
- Our staff will obtain all required permits and process all the paperwork for you.
- Friendly, courteous equipment operators who are highly skilled professionals
- Great care is taken to make sure no landscaping or property is harmed by our equipment
- Fast completion; most oil tank removals can be completed in one day. We can work with tight deadlines too!
- When the job is complete, any debris will be removed and the soil surrounding the tank site will be compacted, seeded and covered with straw.
Because of our experience removing oil tanks of all sizes, in any location, we can often save money for our customers when compared to our competitors. If the removal is part of a real estate sale, Quick Environmental’s strong local ties with realtors, attorneys and municipalities will make for a smooth stress-free transaction. We can also work under tight deadlines in the case of a quick closing. The end result is a job that is performed professionally, safely and on-time.
How much does oil tank removal cost?
The cost to have your oil tank removed depends on several factors:
- The oil tank’s size
- The oil tank’s location
- The contents inside of the oil tank
- Whether there is evidence of leaking, which could require further investigation
- Cost of the permit
Our prices are affordable and quoted to your specific project.
Download our Guide to Underground Oil Tank Removal for a detailed overview of the oil tank removal process.
With increasing concern for the environment, many municipalities now require the removal of an underground oil tank when a house is sold.
As a leading environmental consultant, customers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania choose Quick Environmental because apart from the training, safety and technology we employ, we are honest and put their needs first. This emphasis on our customers is why we maintain an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Quick Environmental is NJDEP certified through the NJDEP Underground Storage Tank Certification Program. We are a Certified and Licensed Contractor with the State of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and our employees take and pass the 40 Hour OSHA Hazardous Waste Operator (HAZWOPR) Course. We are also a certified contractor in the Unregulated Heating Oil Tank Program “UHOT”.
Quick Environmental is a ProGuard Insurance Certified Contractor. For information on oil tank insurance visit ProGuard’s website.
If you live in New Jersey, the NJDEP has some helpful information on underground storage tanks:
- Homeowner’s Guide to the Unregulated Heating Oil Tank Program (UHOT)
- Frequently asked questions regarding the Bureau of Underground Storage Tanks
To schedule your oil tank removal or to have your questions answered, contact Quick Environmental today!