Oil Tank Inspection On Residential Property
Residential property sales often involve less of a formal inspection process, but the buyer and the bank or other lender the buyer is working with will want to know if there was or is an oil tank in use on the property as well, as the potentially liability to the cost of cleanup from a leak is just as serious. The presence of an underground oil tank is sometimes disclosed by the seller ahead of time, but other times is uncovered through the site inspection. It is important to know how to find a buried oil tank for this reason, because if the buyer fails to find an existing tank through the inspection, they can still be responsible for it in the future.
An underground oil storage tank (UST) might be found buried close to a basement wall. Although most or all of the tank is underground, there will likely be a fill pipe sticking out of the ground and a valve in the basement leading the oil to a furnace. There might be bald patches on the lawn where oil was spilled or a tank valve is currently or was formerly located. If the buyer does not see obvious signs of an oil tank or if one is not disclosed, an experienced professional such as ERC Environmental Inc. has the necessary equipment and knowhow to rest aside any doubt. Always contact a licensed underground oil tank removal company such as ERC to address any concerns of a buried oil tank before completing a real estate purchase – the decision can save you a lot of money down the road!