- Jan. 24, 2020
-- Abandoning a old heating oil tank may appear to be a worry free solution . However it is filled with peril and liability. Selling a home in New Jersey does not release the seller of liability although the propery may have been sold "As Is". The " As Is" language may be excluded in certain instances were environmental issues are present. Environmental Systems International with over 25 years of residential heating oil tank removal and remediation experience can easily recommend heating oil tank removal over abandonment.Routinely the phone rings from a NJ Realtor inquiring into filling a old heating oil tank in place. Environmental Systems recommends removal as most potential real estate buyers will require soil borings or the filled in place tank be removed as part of the property purchase. Although a filled in place tank meets municipal requirements soil testing was never part of the process in most cases. Heating Oil Tanks may have been filled with foam or sand and have a municipality approval, which does not protect the buyer from having to complete a costly remediation years after the purchase due to Environmental Issues. Environmental Issues or soil contamination testing is not required for a municipal approval for filled in place residential heating oil tank in New Jersey.
Environmental systems is full service environmental company providing Tank removal/remediation, site investigation and Environmental Phase I assessment services.
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