Underground oil tanks were widely used throughout New Jersey for several decades to store oil for heating homes and businesses. In some areas, these tanks are still in service. Typical residential heating oil tanks were made of steel, which is highly susceptible to corrosion. Over time the tanks rust, leading to the formation of cracks and holes that allow any remaining oil to leak into the environment.
Heating oil contamination in soil and groundwater causes environmental and health issues and can increase the risk of fire or explosion, depending on their severity. Leaking tanks, and even the mere presence of an oil tank, is also a legal liability and can cause issues when selling or purchasing a property. Because of this, it is highly recommended that property owners avoid these issues by hiring a licensed and certified company for oil tank removal in NJ.
Licensed Oil Tank Contamination and Remediation Specialists in NJ
Under the New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act, Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) have the authority to investigate potential oil tank contamination and oversee oil tank removal and cleanup in NJ. They make all decisions regarding compliance with NJDEP regulations and can issue Response Action Outcomes (ROA) after project completion.
Remediation specialists in NJ understand the issues caused by oil tank contamination and have the tools and expertise to conduct water/soil testing and assist with removal and remediation efforts. Request a quote for oil tank cleanup in New Jersey or contact us to learn more about our services.
Trusted NJDEP UST Certified Contractors in New Jersey
Firstech Environmental has been a leader in oil tank cleanup in New Jersey for over 20 years. We offer complete environmental cleanup capabilities, from oil tank location and tank removal in NJ to full site remediation. No matter how large or small your oil tank cleanup project may be, Firstech are the site remediation contractors you need for environmentally-friendly, green cleanup.
Our remediation specialists have provided oil tank removal, cleanup, and impacted soil/groundwater cleanup for over 1,000 projects, serving clients across New Jersey. We’ve earned a 98% customer satisfaction rating and 4.9/5.0-star ratings on two independent customer review sites. View some of our customer reviews to see what past clients have to say about our oil tank cleanup services, then contact Firstech to discuss your environmental cleanup project.
Start-to-Finish Solutions for Oil Tank Contamination
The state of New Jersey has some of the nation’s most stringent environmental regulations for underground oil tanks. A leaking or otherwise damaged tank can be a major hurdle if you’re looking to sell a property, and to get the job done right on your oil tank cleanup project, you need an oil tank removal contractor you can trust. That’s why you need Firstech for oil tank cleanup in NJ—we can do it all.
Understanding the Oil Tank Removal Process
The process for oil tank cleanup in NJ involves several steps. First, municipal tank removal permits must be obtained After permit approval, the UST roof is exposed, and the top of the tank is opened. Once the tank is open, all remaining oil and sludge is removed and recycled, and the tank is thoroughly cleaned. With no residue remaining, it is safe to remove the underground tank.
A visual inspection by Firstech personnel and a municipal inspector is performed to confirm if the UST has discharged oil into the environment. Following inspection, and the collection of any soil samples from the leaking UST area if applicable, the area is backfilled and tank closure documents are provided by the township or other governing body.
If the oil tank has a leak and the soil and/or groundwater contamination is above what is allowed to remain in the environment as per applicable NJDEP regulations you will need remediation for oil tank contamination.
Through soil/groundwater sample testing and analysis, our expert team will delineate the plume, or affected area, around the former tank location in order to determine how large an area has been impacted by the tank leak. Based on the vertical and horizontal extent of the impacted area, Firstech will prepare a site remediation plan to address the specific area to be implemented accordingly.
Customized Services for Oil Tank Cleanup in NJ
Every oil tank cleanup project is different. Some are straightforward and completed without any unforeseen issues, whereas others involving oil tank contamination can include comprehensive soil/groundwater investigation and remediation to prevent health and environmental issues. The process might sound overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
As experts in oil tank cleanup in New Jersey, Firstech will prepare a site remediation solution that is unique to your situation including soil/groundwater analyses and a site specific remediation plan that covers the necessary steps of the process from start to finish.