31 01, 2018

Jersey City / Newark NJ Oil Tank Removal

Jersey City and Newark NJ Oil Tank Removal Hudson County and Essex County Contractors The number one reason we are called to perform an oil tank removal in Jersey City or Newark, NJ is because the owner wants to sell their property and needs to take the tank away in order to do so. Many residents have buried oil tanks that have remained underground for as many as 30 or more years. Over [...]

9 01, 2018

New Jersey Oil Tank Removal Timeline and Process

New Jersey Oil Tank Removal Timeline and Process How long does it take to remove an oil tank from the ground? What is the process involved with getting an old tank removed? When you're in the process of buying or selling a home, you need transparency in these answers. At ERC we want you to be fully informed about the process of removing an oil tank in the state of [...]

27 12, 2017

Soil Testing in NJ – When is it necessary to test the soil?

Soil Testing in NJ - When is it necessary to test the soil? Is soil testing required before or after removing an oil tank in NJ, in order to determine if soil remediation is necessary? Many of our customers are concerned about how much soil testing could cost in addition to an oil tank removal, but it is important to understand that when performing an oil tank removal in the [...]

20 12, 2017

NJ Oil Tank Removal and Soil Remediation at ERC’s Flat Rates

NJ Oil Tank Removal and Soil Remediation at ERC’s Flat Rates Without question, the two questions we are asked most frequently are: How much can a soil cleanup cost? How much does an oil-tank removal cost? While many of our competitors offer a so-called “flat-rate” only to later bombard you with unexpected costs for which you had not budgeted, ERC offers your New Jersey oil tank removal and/or [...]

8 07, 2017

Buried Oil Tanks: A Potential Hazard for New Jersey Home Buyers

Buried Oil Tanks: A Potential Hazard for New Jersey Home Buyers In the case of older homes, buried residential oil tanks are not uncommon in New Jersey. Up until the 1960’s and 70’s, homeowners routinely chose this storage option for their heating source. Home owners were unaware of the environmental risk, and it was simply the accepted thing to do for your home heating. Buried Oil Tank Hazards Today, we are all aware of the [...]

18 04, 2017

Which Type of Oil Tank Do I Need?

Which Type of Oil Tank Do I Need? In many parts of the country, oil continues to be the only option for heating a home.  Many homeowners, in these situations, find themselves needing to replace their ancient oil tank. Whether they inherited the tank through the purchase of a home or it’s been so many years since they first had their tank installed, the gut reaction is generally to simply ask for the exact [...]

18 04, 2017

Can I Abandon an Underground Oil Tank?

Can I Abandon an Underground Oil Tank? When a homeowner converts to natural gas heating from oil, the assumption is that the tank must always be removed. However, there are situations where the disruption to the property makes it nearly impossible to remove the tank, or where the homeowner feels that it is not worth the time or the money to remove the existing tank. In these cases, homeowners do have the option to [...]

17 03, 2017

ERC Environmental Scholarship Program

ERC Environmental Scholarship Program ERC Environmental, LLC. is proud to support our future environmental leaders through our scholarship program. We are offering a $1,000 scholarship award to an individual pursuing a higher education in the field of environmental science. Our scholarship is open to students either already enrolled in an accredited institution or high school student seniors planning to attend a college or university after graduation. ERC Environmental is committed to helping students pursue [...]

21 02, 2017

How Long Does an Oil Tank Last?

How Long Does an Oil Tank Last? Many homes have tanks that were installed prior to the late ‘90’s. These tanks have a life expectancy of 15-20 years, which means that, today, the majority of them are ready to be removed, remediated, or replaced. Early oil tanks were made of pure steel and these continue to be the most common type of existing tank today. Current homeowners are purchasing tanks that are made of [...]

21 02, 2017

How Can I Tell If My Oil Tank is Leaking?

How Can I Tell If My Oil Tank is Leaking? As oil tanks leak from the inside out, many homeowners may not realize their unit is leaking until it is already too late. Tanks that are unprotected and buried in soil will corrode the quickest, followed by those located outdoors, but aboveground and exposed to the elements. Finally, tanks that are protected in the basement of a home are the last to experience corrosion; [...]