Leaking oil tanks are a huge problem in New Jersey, and Paterson, the county seat of Passaic County and third most populated city in the state, is no exception. Paterson and New Jersey state governments have recognized the liability that fuel oil tanks have concerning property damage, water pollution, soil pollution, and other risks that come along with them. Because of the problem oil tanks have had in Paterson and throughout New Jersey, there are situations where insurance companies can cover the cost of the oil tank removal process or a portion of it. The State of New Jersey’s Department of Banking and Insurance have a helpful guide that outlines what insurance companies can do when it comes to replacing oil tanks.
How to tell if your oil tank is leaking
All steel oil tanks will leak eventually, but how can you tell when your oil tank is leaking? Oil tank leaks are hard to detect, particularly in areas like Paterson where they are often under concrete and difficult to access – and many tanks are left undiscovered for some time in the first place, which is why underground oil tanks are such a problem. However, according to New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), you can check for signs around your home or property that may lead to a discovery of an oil tank leak. Some of them include an increase in fuel or oil use that is not linked to your heating system, a change in the plant life around the underground tank, oil burner problems, strange tastes or odors in your well drinking water, stains on walls of your property that are in close proximity to the tank, and more.
Despite these warning signs, the best thing a Paterson property owner can do to see if experiencing an oil leak is to contact the professionals at ERC Environmental. All the dangers, liabilities and problems that are associated with oil tanks can easily be alleviated, and ERC Environmental is committed to helping residents in Paterson and throughout NJ achieve a safe home environment.
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ERC Environmental is not only licensed for oil tank removal in New Jersey, but the company has extensive experience with the oil tank removal process in urban areas like Paterson. Paterson is the second most densely populated city in the U.S. behind only New York City. What this means is that buildings are close together and many heating oil tanks are buried and difficult to access. Our oil tank professionals have completed many such jobs and are familiar with the unique work required in cities such as Paterson. We make sure to let our customers know exactly how oil tank removal is done, and we pride ourselves on our services being all-inclusive with no sudden fees, gimmicks or surprises. We provide a flat-rate fee for our services, and they are completed within 7 to 10 business days from the day you arrange a service with ERC. With a 50% deposit, ERC will start promptly, working with the NJDEP, your municipality, and utility providers to safely start the project with proper permits.
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ERC Environmental Inc. was wonderful to work with. We had wanted to get our oil tank removed for years but feared the outcome. ERC made the whole process effortless. They were honest, courteous and efficient. Thanks for a job well done.
Outstanding work from start to finish.ERC Environmental Inc. employees were professional every step of the way. I couldn’t ask for anything more and you cannot beat their pricing. They are the best in their field, I couldn’t be happier. Thank you!
ERC Environmental Inc. did an amazing job removing the underground oil tank at the property I was going to purchase. Both Drew and Alex did a great job and were very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend hiring ERC for any underground oil tank removal or testing.