If you’ve decided that it’s time for an oil tank removal, it’s important to know what you’re getting into. DEEP recommends conducting a soil sample analysis by a certified laboratory. Many contractors collect the samples and deliver them to a lab to get the results. Additionally, homeowners should take photos of the tank to document its condition. Once the tank is removed, the contractor should generate a letter report for the homeowner to show to prospective homebuyers.
CommTank technicians remove above ground oil tanks
Northern NJ LSRP is a Massachusetts-based company that has provided above-ground oil tank removal services for more than 32,000 customers since 1994. We are committed to providing prompt, affordable service for all projects, including large-scale projects and small-scale residential projects. We are also experienced with underground storage tank removal and repair, fuel filtering, and complete environmental services. Our technicians can handle any type of oil spill from any location, and we are equipped to respond to an oil spill in as little as two hours.
Above-ground oil tanks need to be removed as soon as possible to prevent damage to surrounding property. Fuel in an old tank may leak into groundwater or soil, resulting in a costly environmental cleanup. Heating oil prices have remained virtually unchanged for over half a century. Investing in a new heating system is a smart move, and CommTank technicians remove above-ground oil tanks fast and safely.
They also remove underground oil tanks
There are several things to consider before getting an underground oil tank removed. First of all, you will need to secure the necessary permits from the fire department. Second, you will need to clean out the tank by dismantling it, removing the associated piping, and filling in the foundation openings. In most cases, the cost of removing an underground oil tank is between $1,000 and $2,000.
The last thing you want is to get in the middle of a major disturbance and endanger the lives of your neighbors. An underground oil tank is a huge liability, and if you have a leak, it can spread into nearby groundwater. Then, it will end up affecting the public health and wildlife. It’s therefore imperative to remove underground oil tanks before selling your house. A licensed company can get rid of the oil and reclaim the property.
They are certified by EPA
The EPA recognizes that industry standards and codes are constantly evolving. While there is no legal requirement to follow a specific version, EPA encourages owners and operators to use the most recent version of code and standards. If you’re unsure of which standards or code to use, you should seek the advice of a certified company to remove an oil tank. This way, you’ll know for sure that the process is safe and complies with EPA regulations.
The EPA recognizes state and local governments as the appropriate bodies to regulate USTs. Some states have tighter regulations than federal requirements, but that’s not always the case. For example, EPA has jurisdiction over USTs in Indian country. This is a good thing for both state and federal regulators. EPA is committed to helping communities prevent environmental risks from leaking oil and other hazardous materials from USTs, and these companies are certified by EPA to do so.
They are licensed by local fire departments
An oil tank removal contractor is required to have a license to work with tanks, as well as experience and knowledge of environmental issues. If you are concerned that your oil tank may be leaking, you should contact your local fire department and get recommendations for a professional. Once the tank has been removed, the contractor should take a sample of the soil and test it for ETPH, which is an indicator of oil levels. Usually, contractors will collect this sample and send it to a laboratory for analysis. A homeowner should also request a letter report from the contractor stating that the tank has been properly removed and disposed of. It is essential for homebuyers to see proof of tank integrity, so getting a letter report is vital.
Before beginning the project, it is essential to obtain a permit from the city’s fire department. Some cities require that the company work with a hazardous waste manifest to ensure proper disposal of contaminated soil. The manifest also allows the company to track the generator of the oil waste to the disposal site. Most oil tank removal companies have a certificate of removal after completion of the project. While some cities may have their own fees, they can be helpful in determining which fees are appropriate for your situation.
They are insured
Insured companies are able to remove oil tanks from residential properties with ease. A well-run company has all the necessary credentials, and the workers are licensed and insured. Using a licensed and insured company will help prevent future issues. Oil leaks can cause damage to nearby properties and your homeowners’ insurance may not cover the cost. Luckily, insurance for oil tank removal is transferable. It can be used as a selling point when you put your home back on the market.
Most homeowners insurance does not cover the pollution liability resulting from the removal of an oil tank. Many homeowners insurance policies exclude oil tank pollution liability coverage, but there is an option to purchase it for $100,000. However, this coverage is not first-party insurance, so you will have to purchase the extra coverage yourself. Additionally, some companies charge an extra surcharge to cover the cost of removing your oil tank. If you’re unsure of whether your oil tank removal company is insured, contact your insurance agent to determine if your insurance will cover the cost of removing your tank.