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Is a Tank Sweep Required in NJ?

ADS Environmental Tank Sweeps have you covered!

For a minimal cost , let ADS Environmental protect you with a NJ Tank Sweep.

When to Get a Tank Sweep

The seller may not be aware if there is an existing underground oil tank or a previously filled oil tank.  In many cases there is no documentation even after the homeowner has converted their home heating system to a different source than Oil Heat.  Furthermore, older town records have the possibility of inacuracy.  Sensitivity on this issue is relatively new, the prior sellers might not have disclosed oil tanks of the past.  You only get one chance to avoid this mistake.  It is our job at ADS to protect our clients!  We have been trusted by thousands of homeowners as a Tank Services Expert since 1991!

It is no mystery, real estate transactions can be a headache.  If you purchase a home in NJ with an unknown Underground Oil Tank it may 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 if a contamination leak is discovered when removing the Oil Tank.

NJ Tank Sweep

Keep yourself protected with a NJ Tank Sweep!

The ADS Tank Sweep Guarantee:

ADS guarantees our work.  Should a Fuel Oil UST be discovered on this property in the future, while our client is the owner, ADS will remove the Fuel Oil UST at no charge.

Let’s Get Started

During a tank sweep our technician will search for previously disconnected oil service lines inside of the building as well as vent and fill pipes on the exterior of the property. The technician will also use a detection device called a Schonstedt GA-52Cx inductive and conductive locator to scan the entire property for readings consistent with the presence of a UST. Following your tank sweep, our technician will draft a report with the findings and present a proposal for other services if needed. Call for your no-hassle tank sweep appointment today! 908-213-9400

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  • Arlene Powers
    August 4, 2016, 12:14 am REPLY

    Bought the house in 2007 Knew the oil tank was sanded. was not aware that was contaminated. No letter from NJDEP nor EPA Now the buyer requested my oil tank to be removed. It was removed last Thursday. Now testing for levels of contamination. I felt they fooled me since I was inexperienced myself when I bought the house. My lawyer and realtor got away with that. What should I do? I need help now. I am stucked with my buyer who may not want to proceed with my deal on my house.

    • A.D.S Environmental, Inc.@Arlene Powers
      August 4, 2016, 1:02 pm REPLY

      Arlene,

      We are sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately this is not the first time we have heard about someone in this scenario.

      A.D.S always recommends removing an oil tank when purchasing a property even if the seller has proper documentation for the tank being abandoned in place. When a tank is filled in place whether it be sand, gravel, foam, etc. upon municipal inspection the inspector is not signing off on any potential leaks or a prior discharge from the tank. They come out to observe and sign off that the tank has been properly drained, cleaned, and filled.

      We also get many customers who ask us why we do not recommend soil testing prior to removing an oil tank trying to close on a real estate transaction granted that soil sample comes up with no detection of soil contamination. 9 times out of 10 that one sample will not give you an accurate depiction of any possible contamination underneath the tank invert. We always advise to have the tank removed and reduce your risk of any potential liability while on the buying end of a transaction.

      A.D.S cannot provide any legal advice and would recommend seeking professional counsel but as the current homeowner and having purchased the property knowing that there was an abandoned tank you most likely would be liable for any site remediation required.

      Should you need further guidance or would like to discuss further please do not hesitate to contact us.
      A.D.S has multiple subsurface evaluators on staff to assist in this type of situation and over 25 years experience in this field.

  • Danielle Segarra
    August 9, 2017, 4:10 am REPLY

    Estimate on undergrouns oil tank sweep

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