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Oil tank removal, installation and replacement on Long Island
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We replace and remove oil tanks – both underground and above ground for homes, business locations, gas stations, apartment complexes, condominiums and municipalities. Oil tank removal is more often than not a complicated issue – bad workmanship and cheap materials can cause contaminants to travel, generating dangers of a greater proportion. Our team is trained to deal with any tank problem. Our work is guaranteed to be affordable and efficient, while providing a safe and secure environment.
- We offer free fuel tank removal estimates
- We are fully insured
- Best service at affordable prices
- Underground & above ground tanks removal and installation
- Contaminated soil cleanup
- Complete site restoration
- And more
Prior to starting excavation we will provide you with a detailed report of what we’ll do and what environmental implications there might be. We’ll also work closely with your insurance company to make sure you’d receive a proper reimbursement. When work begins we will keep you informed on everything and we’ll handle all the details. Each project is treated individually but most oil tank removal and replacement projects follow these steps:
New tank installation – we’ll use a backhoe to expose your oil tank, remove the sludge and pump out any residue; if necessary a temporary fuel tank is installed before your new fuel tank is installed.
Oil or fuel tank removal – we’ll start by carefully removing the old tank from the ground. In some cases we may use in-ground closures – the tank remains in place and filled with slurry, sand or foam. We’ll take soil samples to determine if there’s any contamination. If tests come back positive for contamination, we’ll remove all affected soil and properly dispose of it in accordance to local codes.
Oil tank replacement – we’ll install a new fuel tank in the same location as our old tank; we’ll replace the contaminated soil with clean soil to fill the hole, and then in terms of landscaping all affected areas will be graded, seeded and reverted to their original condition.
Closure document – we will provide you with a document detailing sample findings and describing the remediation performed.
The dangers of a leaking oil tank
A leaking oil tank is not only an environmental hazard, it’s also a health hazard. It may pollute sewer systems, storm drains and wells, meaning contaminated water supply. We specialize in safe and effective oil tank removal on Long Island, with an accent on environment preservation.
Due to the fact that fuel tanks have a limited lifetime expectancy, certain laws call for periodical testing of some underground tanks for leaks, ruptures and holes. Sometimes above ground tanks may have been used as underground tanks, and pressure and corrosion may cause those fuel tanks to leak. Regular inspection can save you thousands of dollars on future expensive tank removal and remediation services. Our professionally trained technicians can perform all necessary tank testing, removal and replacement.
FAQs about oil tank removal and replacement
How can I tell if my oil tank is leaking?
There may be some indication of potential problems with your tank but you can’t know for sure until the oil tank has been removed and inspected.
I have an in-ground oil tank. How does that affect my property’s selling price?
Most banks will ask you to replace your oil tank if it’s older before they approve a mortgage for your buyer. Additionally, most insurance companies will not be able to insure your property with an underground storage tank (UST) because of the risk of potential insurance liability.
What is the difference between deactivating my oil tank and replacing it?
While deactivating your tank may seem like a good idea, the savings compared to removing it would be minimal. If your fuel tank is accessible, we advise you to remove it. In addition some counties and towns do not allow for oil tanks to be deactivated.
How long would it take to have my underground storage tank removed/replaced?
It usually only takes a day to remove an old fuel tank and install a new one in its place or above ground, if there are no unexpected issues.
What size oil tank would I need?
That depends on the available space in your basement, garage, or above ground area as well as how much oil you use during the year and the accessibility of the delivery truck.
What is the cost of oil tank removal/replacement?
That depends on many factors such as tank size, tank position (above or below ground), type of tank, etc. It would generally be cheaper to install an above ground tank than an underground one. Tanks that are installed below ground are more expensive than above ground tanks because they are typically now fiberglass-coated and come with a manufacturer’s warranty of 30 years.
How quickly can I schedule oil tank removal on Long Island?
Once you’ve decided to go forward with the project, mark outs need to be completed, permits filed and inspections scheduled. Then we can begin with fuel tank removal.