Steve Rich Environmental Contractor providing guidelines for Homeowners to Underground Oil, Gas, Fuel, Storage Removal, Testing, and Installations in New Jersey-New York areas!
There are several reasons why you would want to remove your underground storage tank. If you are converting to natural gas or installing an above ground storage tank for your home heating needs. Most importantly, SREC strongly recommends removing your underground storage tank if you plan to sell your home. Selling your home is stressful enough even without any major complications.
However, having your tank removed, inspected and the soil tested will eliminate any potential problems you would have encountered if your tank remained on your property. Removing your underground storage tank and obtaining closure will satisfy the most stringent of home inspections or due diligence by future homebuyers. SREC can help, beginning with a free consultation.
If you choose to contract SREC to remove your tank, our helpful staff will acquire permits, obtain utility markouts*, and make arrangements with municipal inspectors in order to prepare for your tank removal. Our experienced personnel will efficiently and properly complete your tank removal in four to five hours leaving you with Peace of Mind.
What you can expect:
· Safety is a primary concern for our company. Our team will confirm the location of underground utilities before beginning the tank removal process.
· Once the underground storage tank ( UST ) is located, a small track excavator will be used to expose the tank.
· The UST is then cut open and the contents, usually fuel oil and sludge, are removed with a licensed vacuum truck and transported to a certified liquid disposal facility or transferred, at your request, to a newly installed AST.
· Fully covered in protective gear, a representative from SREC enters the tank to clean it with absorbent pads and a squeegee.
· The UST is then removed with the excavator and inspected for holes or signs of corrosion by both SREC personnel and the municipal inspector.
· Upon completion of the inspection of both the tank and its grave, the excavation is filled to grade with certified clean fill. A 550-gallon tank removal typically yields a 6 foot by 8 foot excavation area roughly graded. A 1000-gallon tank removal typically yields a 6 foot by 13 foot excavation area roughly graded.
A sales representative will provide a completed tank certification booklet to you. It includes:
· Copy of local permits
· Tank disposal receipt
· Tank contents manifest
· Certified clean fill receipt
· Certificate of removal and a copy of SREC New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection tank removal license
Thanks to a new state program, New Jersey homeowners can apply for grants that in many cases will fully cover the cost of replacing a nonleaking, underground oil tank Up to $3,000 to replace your oil tank. Today's tanks are safe and corrosion protected, so you can safely store heating oil in the ground; in a basement, garage or utility room; or outside your home. To learn more about Oil Tank Replacement Program contact 1-877-7-DEPEND
Oil Tank Removal
One Passaic Street - Unit A
Wood-Ridge, New Jersey 07075