3 Reasons Why NJ Homeowners Should Call for Residential Oil Tank Removal

Oil tank removal services are critical to a homeowner’s home improvement plan, and to ensure their property and the environment is safer from contaminants. At the turn of the century (and a few decades after) NJ homeowners used buried oil tanks to supply their homes with heat and hot water. If you own a home that meets one of these criteria points, you should call for residential oil removal services:

  • Your home was built before 1930
  • You have a newer home on a plot of land that once had an older home from the turn of the century
  • A neighbor discovers an oil tank in their property
  • You plan to sell your home
  • You want to increase your home’s value

Even if you see no signs that you might have a buried oil tank, it is still worth the small expense to call an oil tank removal company, and here are three reasons why.

  1. An Oil Tank Removal Company can Save you Thousands of Dollars

Every year NJ homeowners get huge fines by the state and federal government for leaking oil tanks, even if they were unaware of their existence. Oil tanks have a lifespan of 80 to 100 years. This means we are at a time when these tanks are in the final deterioration stage and old petrol and even some carcinogens are being leaks into the soil and groundwater. Even if you buy a home, and a leak is discovered a week later, you are the one who gets the fine and not the previous homeowner. People have been forced to take out a second mortgage to cover the cost of the fine which is in the range of several thousands of dollars. Some people have even served time in prison, while others get sued by people who were recently on their property and exposed to the leak. So, before you sell your home (or if you just bought one) call an oil tank removal company to come perform an oil tank sweep to ensure your property is safe.

  1. An Oil Tank Sweep can Increase Your Home’s Resale Value and Garner a Fast Sale

Savvy people looking to buy a home in NJ already know there could be buried oil tanks on properties. You have the same goals other sellers have: you want to get a full ask offer on your home, and sell it in your desired time frame. While most homeowners focus on improving other areas of their home for resale (like the roof, driveway or landscaping) smart sellers will call an oil tank removal company to come inspect the land for an oil tank. If they don’t find a tank they will give the homeowners a certificate stating no oil tanks are present. Being able to show this to potential buyers will both encourage one to pay full asking, and will even make your home more competitive in a tight market. 

  1. Protect Your Family and Guests by Calling an Oil Tank Removal Expert

When people, especially children and the elderly or people with various pre-existing medical conditions visit a home with polluted ground, they can get very sick. From developing a fluid in the lungs to even getting cancer, the health impacts of old petroleum coming into direct contact with people can bring devastating consequences.  When you call an oil tank removal company they will sweep your property for a tank. If they find one they will use a safe, quick strategy to excavate it, perform soil remediation leaving your ground 100% clean and safe, and dispose of the tank according to state regulations. 

You never know what might be lurking in your ground; call an oil tank removal company today and have peace of mind.