There are a number of reasons why a property owner may want to find out whether or not their property is home to an underground oil tank. In recent years, underground oil tanks have become a hot topic of discussion when it comes to environmental care. If an underground oil tank is present on your property and goes unchecked there is a potential that the underground oil tank will eventually decay to the point where a hole develops thereby causing a leak. The danger with this leak is that the reminisce of what was left in the underground oil tank can cause soil contamination. If soil contamination occurs, the soil will need to be completely remediated in order to bring the soil back to the environmental standards that it must meet.
The question now becomes where do you start if you believe that there may be an underground oil tank on your property. The answer is to call a company such as the Entech Group. The Entech Group, for example, will come out to your property and use a device called a magnetometer to scan your property and to locate if there are any metal objects in the ground. Based off of those findings, we would be able to determine if an oil tank is present and the exact location.
Once the underground oil tank is located, it will then be determined whether or not action needs to be taken for the tank. The first thing that will be determined is whether or not the oil tank has been abandoned. Abandoning an oil tank is a process in which the oil tank is essentially taken out of working capacity without removing the tank itself. It is important to remember, however, that while abandonment can seem like a quick fix option, the only way to completely guarantee avoiding any environmental liability is to have the oil tank removed. The next step will be to determine whether the underground oil tank has leaked. This is done by sampling the soil around the location of the oil tank. If it is found that the tank has leaked, the property owner will need to not only have the oil tank removed but have soil remediation completed on the property to ensure that the property meets environmental standards. In the alternative, however, if it is determined that the soil has not been contaminated, the property owner will be able to move forward with simply having the oil tank removed before any leak has the possibility of taking place.
The Entech Group will work hands on with each one of its clients as we understand that each underground oil tank matter is completely different. We promise to do the best we can to work within each client’s expectations regarding both time and cost. The process of dealing with an underground oil tank, its removal and possible remediation can be a headache for any homeowner; working with the Entech Group can make this process much smoother and quicker. Please call our office today at 800-571-8661 to find out more about your underground oil tank options or visit our website at www.entechgroupinc.com.