The Basics Of Oil Tank Removal
Whether you own a small underground natural Oil Tank Removal Sussex County NJ, a gas station using multiple 10,000 gallon storage tanks, or an industrial oil tank removal company with a large fleet of mobile trucks and platforms, having your tank removed is a simple, cost effective, and environmentally friendly solution to potential contamination issues. In the past, removal companies have mostly been specialized in trenching and removal of underground storage tanks containing crude oil. Today however, there are an ever increasing number of companies that are removing any type of oil tank from any property. The reason for this is simple: whether it contains liquid petroleum, gasoline, coal, bitumen, etc…It can be safely removed and recycled. In fact, these companies have even removed underground storage tanks from areas where it would be considered too risky to drill for and fill.
The first step in removing any type of fuel tank from your property is to contact a local oil tank removal company. Depending on the type of material that is in your tank and the amount of money that is owed on that material by your insurance company, you may have to pay up to half or more of the cost of the tank removal. You should also contact a company that specializes in tank removal to discuss what options you have available to you in terms of cleaning up the contaminated soil around the tank. If you do not have this information readily available, ask your homeowner’s insurance agent and find out what you need to do to clear the site. Often times it will just be a matter of using a powerful jet of water and a strong chemical cleaning agent to completely remove all of the contaminated material.
Once you have paid the company that is hauling off your oil tank removal to the landfill, it is important that you secure a release form from your homeowner’s insurance company. This release form is typically called a Floor and Tilting Report. You will need to ensure that all of your personal materials are removed from your home prior to the removal of the tank. Your insurance company will not pay you to remove something that is considered a safety hazard.
After the cleanup process is completed, you will need to make sure that there is no left over material that could potentially cause harm to people, pets and other items in the area. You can use a high powered pressure washer to remove this material as well. Once the cleanup has been completed and the tank has been removed, make sure that it is covered by an oil tank removal policy. Many companies will insure your home for this removal and then pay you to remove any contaminated soil from the site. You can be reimbursed up to $1000 for this coverage.
There are many benefits to both the environment and to your personal health when you choose to remove old oil tank waste. This material collects at landfills and can cause hazardous air pollutants. Removing this material provides a much safer environment because the fumes can easily be vented indoors instead of released into the air. Also, having a new tank installed will make sure that no further contamination occurs.
Permits are often required when you are conducting any kind of oil tank removal on your own. Before you attempt to remove any material, you should contact your local fire department and find out whether or not you need a permit. If you do need a permit, the fire department will provide you with one. Make sure that you are also familiar with the regulations that apply to the property where the oil tank is located.