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Oil Tank Removal FAQ

oil tank removal FAQ for NJ

NJ Oil Tank Removal FAQ 

Q: When I buy a home, how do I find out if there is a tank on the property?
A: Call Core Environmental Services, LLC , we locate tanks by using state-of-the-art technology.

Q: My tank is under an asphalt driveway. Do I have to remove it?
A: Some towns allow abandonment in place, by the filling the tank with sand and cleaning.

Q: Does my oil tank need to be removed?
A: Most residential home heating oil tanks that have not leaked may be removed or decommissioned in place. The cost difference of either of these options is minimal. The need for removal can then be determined. Our experts will help you to understand your options.

Q: Should we abandon in place or remove?
A: Advantage:

First, the main benefit of removal is that the tank is gone and never needs to be discussed again. Secondly, the tank integrity is immediately apparent. The soil is easily inspected and a soil test for additional proof of cleanliness is available at a small additional cost. Finally, if are selling your home or may list in the future most potential buyers will not be able to get a mortgage and or insurance if the tank was abandoned. Meaning you may have to remove the tank anyway and now you are paying for the job twice.

Disadvantage: Tank removal requires grounds disturbance.

Q: Is my underground home heating oil tank regulated?
A: State regulations do not govern home heating oil tanks that have not leaked. Some local jurisdictions may have requirements for home heating oil tanks. You should contact Core Environmental Services, LLC or your city or county officials to determine if there are any regulations that apply to your heating oil tanks. Ask your Core Environmental Services, LLC representative for all your options.

Q: What if my tank leaks?
A: We are NJDEP Certified and have over 20 years of experience in re-mediating leaking residential oil tanks.

Q: What happens to the oil in my current tank?
A: As long as you have 100-gallons or more in current tank we will transfer to new tank at no charge.

Q: Who files for the permits and arranges for local inspections?
A: As part of service we file and pay for all permits prior to the start of the job. In addition we schedule all of the inspections. The final permit fees are billed on the final invoice at cost from your town.

Q: What about underground utilities who gets them marked out?
A: As required by law we will contact “Call Before You Dig” 811 and arrange for utility mark-outs.

Q: Should we install new above-ground oil tank inside or outside?
A: Should we install new above-ground oil tank inside or outside? It is really a matter of preference. If you choose to install a double-wall ROTH tank, it is double-walled the air space in between acts as an insulator to the colder winter temperatures. In addition we always run ½” copper tubing and foam insulate every inch of the exposed pipe from the tank into the house.

Q: What is the average cost of an oil tank removal?
A: Most homes in NJ have either a 550 or 1,000-gallon tank which the removal costs range from $1,200 for a 550-gallon up around $2,000 for a 1,000-gallon. A site inspection is recommended to check for site access, obstacles, utilities, etc. that may impact the final price.

Q:What is the average cost of new above ground tank installation?
A: Most owners choose to have either a 275 or 400-gallon double-wall ROTH tank installed or a single-wall steel tank in either 275 or 330-gallons installed inside the basement, garage, or outside. The average cost ranges between $1,700 for a 275-gallon steel tank outside to $2,700 for a 400-gallon ROTH inside the basement. Many times a package price can be provided for both the removal and install to be completed on the same day.

Q: What permits are required and how do they get filed with my town?
A: Every job we quote includes filing for the required permits, paying the fees, and arranging for the inspections. The final fees are billed at cost on the final invoice.

Q: What if my oil tank is under a patio or deck?
A:Easy look below we get it out of there like it was never there…

Topic: NJ Oil Tank Removal FAQ