Oil Tank Removal vs Oil Tank Abandonment

Oil Tank Removal vs Oil Tank Abandonment Should I remove my oil tank or abandon it in place? When an oil tank is taken out of service in New Jersey, one of two practices are followed: abandonment or removal. We’ll go through a little bit of information here to help you understand the best course of action. Oil Tank Abandonment- A Temporary Fix Abandonment presents a major problem in [...]

10 Things to Know About Oil Tank Removal in New Jersey

10 Things to Know About Oil Tank Removal in New Jersey There is a lot of conflicting information about New Jersey oil tank removal on the internet. Here are 10 of the most important things that anyone should know in regard to oil tanks. 1) Homeowners may not be aware of an oil tank that has been abandoned on their property, either because they did not perform an inspection when [...]

My Oil Tank Leaked! Now What?

My Oil Tank Leaked! What Do I Do Now? When an oil tank is removed at a New Jersey residential property, the tank and excavation site is then visually inspected for signs of a leak. Indications will be rather straightforward- there might be holes in the tank or stains in the soil, for instance. Let’s stop right here for a moment. Note that some companies will try to get you to pay for soil testing [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Should I Remove My Oil Tank If It Isn’t Leaking?

Should I Remove My Oil Tank If It Isn't Leaking? There is no question that having a leaking oil tank on your property is going to be an issue. You will need to have the soil removed, the area remediated, and everything put back together again. With ERC, this will be no problem, and you will only pay one, flat rate for the entire process. No surprises, no gimmicks. But, what if you have [...]