Oil Tank Locating / Sweeps
Warning Signs That a Property has an Undisclosed Buried Oil Tank
-If the home or building was constructed prior to 1975 and has natural gas heat.
-An above ground oil tank provides fuel for heat or hot water.
-Pipes are visible sticking up from the ground or driveway at the property.
-Extra lines are entering the basement from the outside and do not appear to be productive.
If any of the above conditions exist, there is a strong possibility that there may be an undisclosed buried oil tank on the property.
There are times when a site owner may suspect they have an underground oil storage tank on the property but are unsure. Many homes and businesses in NY, CT & NJ have been around for a really long time and heating options for those properties have changed throughout the years. If you should you purchase one of these properties and later discover an out of service underground oil tank, you may be in for an unexpected headache. An out of service or improperly abandoned underground oil tank can cause considerable environmental and financial damage when a leak occurs. Damage to your personal property, neighboring properties, nearby streams and lakes, and precious groundwater used for drinking purposes have all been attributed to leaking oil tanks throughout the years.
C2G Environmental Consultants, LLC can give a site owner piece-of-mind with our heating oil tank location Tank Testing Service. C2G Environmental Consultants, LLC employs an Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) unit which confirms the exact position of a metallic underground storage tank and determines its approximate direction and dimensions. This is a highly effective method for underground oil tank detection, leaving a negligible footprint on your property, if any at all.
Oil tank locating should be a primary concern when purchasing a potential home or business that you suspect may have had an underground oil tank at one time.
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