Oil Tank Removal (10)

About one in every three tanks we remove has a leak

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Yes, the day you sign the contract we will overnight the permit application to the township for review.

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Soil samples are not required when removing and on grant eel tank unless the visual inspection by the township inspector fails or the certified company removing the tank finds evidence of a discharge

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Yes, we will only fill your tank with sand if you properly test the soil around the tank.  we will also advise against this considering when you go to sell the property you will most likely have to remove that tank

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No there are no laws on the books for residential heating oil tanks that state you have to remove it before you sell the house. if you want to sell your house you will have a hard time finding a buyer that will accept the tank without either testing it or having it removed before they close on the property.

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No, if you are selling your home the buyers are going to want that tank removed even if you have all the proper documentation from the township saying that it was filled in place properly. The reason for this is the fact that it’s not required to perform a soil test before you sand fill a tank. 50% of the people who filled their tanks in place actually filled a tank that was previously leaking. The inspection was done from a 2-foot by 2-foot hole cut in the top of the tank with no way of telling if the tank was leaking or not. Foam filled tanks are even worse because they’re not even cut open and cleaned so there’s no way to tell that tank was leaking or not before we still do some unless they perform their soil test.

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We do not provide a credit for the oil.

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Yes,  we work all year long. we only cancel for severe weather events.

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A New Jersey dep case number will be called in to the state by Qualified.  You can close out the case number by sampling the excavation and proving to the DEP that the soil is under the cleanup standards or you can remediate the soils, sample after the remediation and send a report to the DEP for review.

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The average tank removal will run between $1,400 to $3,000 depending on the location on the tank, the size of the tank and The contents of the tank.

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Soil Remediation (10)

Yes, we can perform a soil delineation at $1,500 and then give you a fixed cost for the soil remediation.

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We do not accept payment at closing we work with a third-party Bank that will finance the project for you.

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Your homeowners insurance will only cover the cleanup of leaking underground oil tank when third-party contamination exists  and You have carried the policy for minimum of 10 + years.  New policies do not cover third-party liability.

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Yes, you can sell your house as is with it being environmentally impacted. Unfortunately you will have to sell it for a discount because the buyer will be taking the responsibility for the environmental cleanup. qualified tank services has purchased several homes in the past years that were environmentally impacted.  please contact us for more info

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If groundwater were Bedrock is encountered within two feet of the contamination Zone the New Jersey dep will require a groundwater investigation.  Initially, one clean groundwater sample will be required in order to close out the case.  if the first round of groundwater exceeds the njdep cleanup standards, then two consecutive clean rounds will be required.

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The worst case scenario can be into six figures, this is very rare. About 1% of the projects that we do reach the six figure mark.

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Most soil remediations take 1 day to compete.

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For a one-day remediation or sampling event that does not require a groundwater investigation  analysis on the soil, we can get a no further action letter from the njdep between 30 to 45 days

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No, one soil sample from a $600 soil sample test does not give us enough data to determine the extent of the contamination. in order to determine the extent of the contamination we would need to delineate the soils to determine the horizontal and vertical contamination

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The average soil remediation cost between $10,000 and $15,000.  a lot of the time a soil remediation is not required you can get away with sampling the excavation and a writing report to the njdep for a no further action letter this cost will range between $3500 to $4,500

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Soil Testing (11)

We do not sell insurance but we can provide you with a 6-month guarantee if the results are clean from the lab

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Yes, utility markets will be called by us the first dig date is usually on the fourth day after the utility Mark outs are called. so we cannot legally perform the soil test until the markouts are current.

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No, this test is about 90% accurate due to the fact that we can’t sample under the tank and we don’t know if there’s holes in the tank.

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Yes, we can sample under a concrete sidewalk or a driveway, the hole will be 2 inches in diameter and will be patched when we are finished.

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Typically a soil test will run about $600

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You cannot sample under the tank there are no technologies that exists to allow you sample below the tank.

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Normal turn a round from the lab is 5 business days which starts the day after the sample is extracted.

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Mark outs.  Any company who is performing a soil test will have to call for a mark out which means by law they can’t sample before the 4th day after calling in the mark outs. This is a 1800 number that is called to put the utility companies on notice of the pending work. They will then go out and mark the underground utilities.

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Typically we can get the job scheduled and the results back to you within 2 weeks. We can also RUSH the samples for an additional fee and have you answers a few days sooner.

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Typically we take 3 samples and combine them into one sample that gets sent the lab. If the first soil boring comes up with a heavy odor then we will just send that to the lab. This type of test is a yes or no test. Is my tank leaking or isnt it? That is all this will answer. We can’t sample under the tank and one sample does not give us enough data to determine the extent of the contamination.

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We extract 3 samples from around the tank. We never sample in between the house and the tank because there is no way to locate the copper fuel lines and we do not want to puncture them.

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Tank Sweeps (11)

Same day as long as the invoice is paid. We accept all major credit cards, cash and checks.

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Yes and No. We carry a $5 million dollar pollution liability insurance policy. If we miss a tank we will remove it and clean it up out of our pocket. If the cost of the clean up exceeds what we can afford to pay of of pocket then we will put a claim into our insurance company to cover the costs. We have been performing about 500 tank sweeps per year since 2009 and we have only missed 3 to date. That means we are correct 99% of the time.  

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Yes, we will remove the tank and clean up the leak for FREE!

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If we tell you there are no tanks on the property and you find one in the future then you are completely covered. We will remove the tank free.

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Maybe, if the septic tank is metal we should find it. If our tech determines it is not an oil tank then we do not report it. We are hired to find OIL TANKS!

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No, simply because of (1) human error. We offer a 100% guarantee to all our customers because our technicians our fully trained OIL TANK EXPERTS.

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If we are getting a reading with our metal detector, we will probe that area to determine the depth and size of the object. If we have evidence such as a fill pipe, copper lines, or vent pipe and a metal reading showing us an object of a typical oil tank, we will recommend to have the oil tank either removed or the soil tested around the tank.

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The metal detector we use is capable of findings objects buried up to 18 ft deep. The top of the oil tank is typically 3-4 ft deep.

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Yes, our technician will need to get inside the house to perform a visual inspection in the furnace room area. The tech will be looking for old copper lines coming through the wall or the floor area around the furnace. He will also be looking for any oil shut off switches.

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A typical tank sweep on a 100×50 lot costs around $250.00.

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Yes, our technician will need to get inside the house to perform a visual inspection in the furnace room area. The tech will be looking for old copper lines coming through the wall or the floor area around the furnace. He will also be looking for any oil shut off switches.

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