Oil Tank Sweeps May Not Identify Oil Tanks and Buried Contamination Located Under Home Additions !

That new home that your thinking of purchasing may have a hidden nightmare located under that home addition. Additional soil and ground water testing maybe needed to Identify possible contamination located in this area.
 
HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - Nov. 25, 2019 - PRLog -- Many home buyers can easily be fooled when purchasing a new home. The home inspector using a metal detector does not have the experience or the sophisticated Ground Penetrating Radar to properly Identify buried tanks located under a building addition. Even ground penetrating Radar may miss a buried tank under a addition.  Prior to 1996 Heating oil tanks could be removed by anyone and some contractors did not obtain building permits for tank removal just the addition. Many times the underground storage tanks were removed without municipal oversite. Contaminated soil and the tank itself may still exist under the addition after 50 years. Then one day the heating oil in the contaminated soil reaches your basement sump pump or your neighbors sump pump. A cleanup under a addition may cost in excess of  $100,000 and there maybe no homeowners insurance coverage. Environmental Systems recommends that soil boring and ground water sampling be complete either around the addition or in area inside the addition. Ground water sampling will provide data of heating oil components that may have impacted the ground water.  Many Oil Tank sweep companies do not sweep the interior of the residential structure which can be problematic . Often overlooked are heating oil lines running under the basement floor. These lines sometime leak costing the
homeowner thousands of dollars for remediation. Soil testing in the basement will identify if a problem with the tank feed lines exist. To obtain additional information contact Environmental Systems at 732-892-8707 or visit our website at www.allenvirosystem.com

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