Get Your Oil Tank Tested in New Jersey to ensure Your wellbeing.
Oil tanks are usually maintenance free, however, leaks can occur in the tank, filter and oil line leading to the burner. Leaking filters and line can be easily repaired or replaced; however, repairing a leaking tank is seldom done. Most tanks are replaced. Tanks can be located outdoors underground, outdoors above ground and inside the home.
Leakage from tanks is usually the result of rusting which occurs due to water in the tank (from condensation). The water settles to the bottom of the tank because water is heavier than oil. This is where most of the rusting occurs. It is best to keep the tank full during summer months to keep condensation to a minimum.
A NJ home inspection will not investigate or evaluate or locate any above or underground tanks, such as oil, gas or chemical storage tanks, which might be present or locate abandoned tanks.
Oil tanks have become a major issue considering recent changes to the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act. Usefully it places the responsibility for any discharge of hazardous substance, including heating oil and other petroleum products, past or present, on the owner of the property when discharge is discovered. That responsibility can be reduced or eliminated by performing an adequate oil tank inspection and soil testing in this regard at the time the property is acquired.
To obtain further information, including New Jersey certified businesses, contact the NJ DEP information line at 1.877.927.6337 and a representative can give you names of companies and individuals for inspection requirements or visit the NJ DEP web site http://www.state.nj.us/dep/index.html.
Please call a company for price quotes, inspection services, search and locate underground storage tanks, soil testing, tank corrosion, and service agreements.