If you suspect that there may be an abandoned underground oil tank on your property, then you should hire us to conduct an oil tank sweep starting with a visual inspection. In fact, you should have a tank sweep done immediately after buying a property or before selling your property even if you do not suspect the presence of one to assure there is not an underground storage tank.
Locating an abandoned underground tank involves examining your property for visible signs of buried oil tanks and then sweeping the ground with special magnetometry equipment. Since underground tanks are usually made of steel, these instruments are highly effective in detecting their presence and determining their exact location.
Real estate transactions can really try your patience. If you purchase a home in NJ with an unknown Underground Oil Tank it will eventually become your responsibility down the road. This means not only could you be responsible for an underground tank removal, but you may also be responsible for Site Remediation and or Soil and Groundwater Testing and Remediation if a contamination leak is discovered when removing the Oil Tank.
It is recommended if there is an underground tank present, be sure the seller has current tank insurance and be sure to have it transferred to you BEFORE CLOSING. If no insurance policy exists, you should have it tested, certified and insured by a qualified company PRIOR TO CLOSING.