ARE YOU THINKING OF PURCHASING A HOME WITH A HEATING OIL TANK?
Find out the age of the tank, some underground tanks can be as old as the house (some above ground tanks are the result of previously replaced underground tanks). Replacing below ground oil tanks is the BEST way to verify the tank has not failed and contaminated the property. Your home inspector, lawyer and bank will agree. We recommend to try to get the seller to remove the tank prior to closing
If no oil tank is present ask if there was a tank previously removed. If so ask for the paper work regarding its removal. Find out why they removed it. If the oil tank was filled in place ask for the results of the soil samples taken. If there were no samples taken, you can have samples taken or at least consult a professional (preferably Barrier). It is best to take sample around the sides and down roughly 2 feet below the bottom of the tank (7-12 feet). For more information visit www.barrier.com or call us today.