Underground Dangers, Safe Solutions

Underground Dangers, Safe Solutions

A Homeowner’s Guide to Finding an Oil Tank Removal Company

The presence of underground oil tanks creates a substantial challenge for many homeowners. Leaks from older tanks cause environmental hazards like water and soil contamination, which translate into liability issues for owners and their insurance policy providers. Potentials for liability can also impact property values, making tank testing and removal an important consideration when buying, selling, or inspecting real estate.

Once oil has leaked into the surrounding environment, cleanup can be far more difficult and costly, so tank removal requires a contractor with the right experience and skills for the project. For example, the environmental contractor Steve Rich Environmental Contractors has provided underground tank removal services to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York for over 30 years. Owner Steve Rich has worked with over 20,000 regional clients, and his company has consistently been recognized for its level of customer service.

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Bergen Record: Remove Underground Oil Tank Before It Leaks

Bergen Record: Remove Underground Oil Tank Before It Leaks

Article Excerpt: “Anybody with an underground tank that was installed prior to 1990 should consider removing it,” said Steve Rich of Steve Rich Environmental Contractors, Environmental Contractors, Wood-Ridge (steve-rich.com). “Before that time, tanks did not have a coating to protect them (from rusting), and the bare metal is a ticking time bomb.” Once the tank… Continue Reading