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Oil Tank Removal and Remediation Services

Posted on: March 9th, 2013 by Frank McGuire

Oil Tank Removal And RemediationMost environmental companies do not recommend oil tank abandonment even though it is legal in New Jersey. If available the option of tank removal and oil tank remediation services should always be used. Since oil tanks dispersed underground can have detrimental effects on the environment, it is highly suggested that abandonment be rarely used and not the preferred method to rid yourself of your oil tank. In some cases oil tank abandonment can lead to property damage that requires financial loss for you, but selecting oil tank remediation services would remove this risk.

The only situations that would make tank abandonment conceivable would be related to tank placement. This circumstance deals with oil tanks that are located in areas that would cause harm to your home or workplace if they were to be removed. Locations that would be examples of this are: underneath your basement or underneath newly renovated addition to your home or workplace. In these circumstances tank abandonment would be understood, but not every case of tank abandonment occurring in New Jersey is done under these conditions. Some people are just too busy to be bothered with tank removal. This excuse is not the preferred attitude for home owners, but if this reasoning exists they should at least opt for soil and ground water sampling.

Certain areas require by law that oil tank removal be obeyed, but New Jersey is not one of these environmentally conscious areas. If tank abandonment is going to be used then caution should be applied. Soil samples should be taken to ensure that no hazardous waste has been left from the tank after it has been thoroughly cleaned by an oil tank cleaning professional. Under no circumstance should you leave oil in the tank when you dispose of it underground. Your oil tank should be filled with sand instead of oil. While tank abandonment is not the preferred option it is more environmental safe if these precautions are taken when using this method and other oil tank remediation services.

After the oil tank has been filled with sand a hole should be made for a specialist to ensure that its condition is safe and no holes are noticeable. If contamination is smelled then the tank should be removed and undergo further inspection and call a number for a spill company. These cautions must be taken because property resale is difficult and at times impossible if tank abandonment has occurred on your property. If your tank was abandoned, but precautions were taken to ensure safety, then property resale is possible and much easier.

Even though oil tanks left on properties is accepted in New Jersey it should not be done regularly. Only certain circumstances exist that make it a reasonable option. Oil tanks can be hazardous when abandoned and can also affect your property value. If you do opt for oil tank remediation services over tank abandonment, then you will face greater challenges that will affect your property and the environment.

After an oil tank removal, should you convert to natural gas?

Posted on: March 9th, 2013 by Frank McGuire

oil tank removal convert to gasMany homeowners rely on an outdoor underground oil tanks for their winter heating needs.  There are many options for heating your home.  When you opt for a new oil tank installation, either after an oil tank removal or for your new installation, should you convert to natural gas or electric?  Here are some things to think about before you move forward with your oil tank installation in N.J.

With all of the news around clean energy, one avenue that some clean energy experts say you should go is converting your oil tank to a natural gas.  Natural gas is cheaper than oil and is cleaner for the environment.  Beyond that, the prices for natural gas are lower and more stable than oil prices.  Also, oil deliveries can be delayed by weather or some other event, leaving you without oil and therefore without heat when you need it most.

Another trend is to convert your home heating from oil based heat to electric.  Electric is the cleanest energy you can use.  However, there to are some issues with delivery.  As many of you have learned the hard way in N.J., a bad storm can knock out electric in large swaths of the state and leave you without any source of power for days, sometimes weeks at a time.

Moreover, if you are deciding to convert your tank or have it completely removed, the costs of converting can sometimes be prohibitive.  A tank conversion from oil to natural gas could run you up to $3,000.  But because it is considered cleaner for the environment, you may be able to get a special tax break for converting your tank to a cleaner energy source like gas or electric.  You should check with your local energy company for information regarding homeowner assistance for tank conversions.

But if you still prefer using oil to heat your home, you should consider installing a ROTH tank.  This new version of above ground oil tanks guarantees against environmental issues like groundwater contamination.  ROTH tanks are double-lined which prevents any type of damaging oil leaks.  You should be very careful when choosing a company to do your oil tank installation.  There are many federal, state and local regulations that you want your oil tank installer to be very knowledgeable about before you hire them to do your job.

New Jersey Oil Tank Removal LLC is a company specializing in oil tank installations and removals in N.J.  There are a number of reasons to choose New Jersey Oil Tank Removal LLC for your above ground oil tank installation in N.J. but probably chief among them is the fact that all of their technicians are OSHA certifiedNew Jersey Oil Tank Removal LLC has experience working with homeowners and insurance companies for full compliance with state and federal environmental laws.  Not only that, they offer soil remediation services for those of you who have had a bad tank in the past and need to repair the ground around your home prior to a new installation.

ROTH Tank Certified Installers in NJ

Posted on: March 7th, 2013 by Frank McGuire

ROTH Tank Certified Installers in NJ

 New Jersey Oil Tank RemovalWhat sets ROTH Tanks apart from the competition is their double walled oil tank design that is guaranteed to prevent oil leaks that contaminate your soil and groundwater.  But that isn’t the only thing to consider when deciding to install or remove your oil tank.  You can find ROTH Tank certified installers in New Jersey who will guarantee compliance with federal, state and local regulations and will ensure that your oil tank installation or oil tank removal is done right.

There are other oil tank companies in New Jersey that can do oil tank installations and removals, but none come more highly recommended than ROTH Tank certified installers.  ROTH Tanks lead the industry because of their patented designed tanks that provide the most protection against leaks.  That is because the inside tank is made of the same corrosion resistant plastic as your car’s gas can.  That tank is wrapped inside of a tank made of galvanized steel.

ROTH Tanks can be installed above ground outside or can be installed indoors, typically in your basement.  ROTH oil tanks are only installed by authorized, certified ROTH tank installers.  Each installer is OSHA certified for the highest standard of compliance for home oil tank installations and oil tank removals.

Many homeowners are switching their old oil tanks for cleaner alternatives like natural gas or electric.  But if you are going to stick with oil, ROTH gives its customers a thirty year limited warranty against defects and manufacturer error.  That’s added security over the life of your oil tank.  Their tanks are resistant to corrosion which helps to prevent any oil leaks.  Each tank comes with a leak alert that warns you if your inner or outer tank is leaking.   Even with all of the environmental protections that have gone into the design of the ROTH Oil Tank, if your tank does leak, the outer wall of the tank can hold more than 110% of the oil that is contained inside of the inner tank.

Experience is a teacher, and ROTH has been manufacturing oil tanks in the U.S. for over forty years.  Their warranty goes above and beyond the industry standard by twenty years.  If there is a leak in the thirty years that your ROTH Tank is installed, you are insured for up to $2 million for costs associated with cleaning and repairing the leak.

There are numerous companies in the State of New Jersey that are certified to install your ROTH Tank.  Finding the right company for your oil tank installation or removal is important.  Granby is another oil tank company that many oil tank installers will offer to its clients.  But those tanks lack the double wall design that puts ROTH Tanks ahead of its competition.  Make sure that your installers are certified.  Ask questions about their knowledge of federal, state and local regulations for the size and number of tanks you are installing and if your town allows for above ground tanks.

Why Install a ROTH EcoDWT?

Posted on: March 7th, 2013 by Frank McGuire

New Jersey Oil Tank RemovalAt Core Environmental Services, LLC we strive to provide our customers with top quality service and top quality products. In doing so we highly recommend the replacement of any underground storage tank (UST) and or aboveground storage tank (AST) used for the storage heating oil for your home to be replaced with a ROTH EcoDWT.

ROTH tanks utilize double-wall construction for ultimate safety and reliability. In addition ROTH tanks are made in the USA and provide the following benefits over the “old fashion” single-wall steel tanks:

• 30 Year limited Product Warranty
• $2 Million Leak Coverage
• Qualifies for Bio Fuel Storage
• Leak Sensor Protected, Double Wall Security

ROTH tanks do more for the Environment by avoiding spills and leaks caused by defective pipes, couplings, or fittings which are sometimes located under the steel type tanks installed by others.

ROTH tanks do more for your Safety by being completely rust-free, inside and out. This minimizes the potential dangers and disasters of oil spills and leaks caused by corrosion.

ROTH tanks give you more Quality by being able to forget about the problems of oil odors and the dangers of oil leaks.

ROTH tanks have been installed in more than 3 million homes since 1971 and ROTH tanks last longer than ever before due to the outstanding quality and unbeatable guarantee. No more purchasing a new tank every 10 years like the “old fashion” single-wall steel tank models.

Installation of a ROTH tank is faster and easier than ever plus:

• Up to 50% lighter than steel tank equivalents.
• Compact & economical design which takes up a smaller foot print (8 sqft. for 275-gallon / 1000L model)
• Unique expansion system ensures increased storage capacity & faster, easier fill ups.
• Every tank is completely sealed, pressure tested, & meets exacting quality control standards.

Summary of benefits for a ROTH tank purchase and installation:

• Weld-free galvanized steel outer tank capable of holding 110% of the inner tank.
• Seamless high-density polyethylene inner tank.
• Highly visible optical leak alarm.
• 50% lighter than a 12-gauge steel tank with a larger storage capacity.
• Corrosion resistant steel filling system & external 2” thread, allowing for an even level in each tank when installed in tandem or groups.
• Burner feeding system consisting of a duplex bushing built to be installed directly into the ROTH tank’s opening on the top of the tank. NO BOTTOM FEED.
• Factory designed and available roof/rain shield can be installed for outside use. Allowing for added protection of the fill, vent, & supply piping from the weather.
• Double-wall construction allows the air space between the inner & outer walls to act as an insulator against cold temperatures to minimize the chance of the oil “gelling” like what occurs in steel tanks.

Installation options for the ROTH tank:

• Available in five (5) sizes for residential heating oil tank storage. The sizes range from 110 to 165 to 275 to 400 gallons.
• The 275-gallon model comes in both standard height (1000L) and low-height (1000LH).
• All models of the same size can be connected together with ROTH designed cross-over kits for side by side or end to end configurations.
• Tanks can be installed inside basements, outside, and or inside a garage with protective barrier(s) if required by code. *

* – Refer to illustrated site photographs of these typical installation locations at some customer’s homes under Tank Installation Services tab on the home page.