If you find an underground storage tank (UST) on your Essex County property, there are certain precautions you need to take. A UST poses environmental safety concerns and can lead to thousands of dollars in damage. It is recommended that once found you permanently close a UST.
UST’s installed before 1980 are composed of bare steel, which make corrosion inevitable and raises potential for leakage and spills. The chemicals caused by the leakage lead to soil, groundwater, and air pollution. The process of removing a UST and cleaning up the contamination can be expensive and time consuming. However, if you are looking to put your home on the market or receive a mortgage, it is a necessary process.
Essex County is the second most populated county in the state at 797,434 residents. The average sale price of homes in Essex County is $373,000.The housing stock in the county is primarily more than 50 years old. In fact, it is the second-highest county with owner-occupied homes built before 1960 at 69.7%.
The majority of homes built in New Jersey are from the 1950s. This means that underground storage tanks were likely used in the building process. The Entech Group, based in New Jersey, has 25 years of experience in resolving oil tank problems. We offer complete, professional oil tank management services, including:
If you live in Essex County, Entech will remove your oil tank. We have strong relationships with the NJDEP and insurance carriers. We also have assisted our clients in receiving over $5,000,000 in funding from the NJ Grant Program and insurance coverage since 2006. We have never been denied grant approval.
Contact the Entech Group to find out more about oil tank removals and remediation.