Importance of expert oil tank removal
Living or working in an area with an oil tank buried underneath is the true definition of a time bomb. It is a disaster waiting to happen. It is not a manner of “if’ but a question of “when” the disaster will strike. The already bad situation is further worsened if the oil tank has been buried for years as this considerably increases the magnitude of the pending danger. An oil tank buried deep within the ground could one day decide to spill its potent contents as a result of cracks on the tank due to rusting (a consequence of ageing). The leaked contents have a way of finding their way into our lives as a result of us breathing in poisonous emissions when the oil decomposes.
To avoid the potential hazards, oil tank removal is very critical and should be done the moment a tenant or business owner realizes that there are tanks of oil buried underneath the property. As the contents of the tanks are highly volatile, especially after years of decomposition, it is important that they be removed by professionals, who after years of being involved in oil tank removal for residential as well as commercial property owners; are well versed on how to properly unearth the buried tanks, lift them without causing any spilling.
When contacted, an oil tank removal NJ specialist first assesses the situation before deciding on the appropriate machinery to use to excavate and lift the oil tank(s). This is how you distinguish a real expert from a quack. A qualified oil tank remover will exercise caution during all stages of the activity for he knows full well that any mistakes could result in serious consequences. For instance, if the tank is not carefully removed, a single spark could ignite a fire resulting to damage of property.
Another downfall of having an oil tank buried within your property is that it restricts any future development of the said property. No construction activity can take place when the tank is buried underneath. Any attempt to get started on the foundation may damage the tank, causing it to uncontrollably spill its contents. If there are any children in the vicinity, they could be affected when they breathe the contaminated air or they come into contact with the spilling oil. The spilled oil on the other hand renders future agricultural productivity of your land next to impossible as no plant can survive without oxygen or nutrients. Oil makes sure that neither of these critical components necessary for the development of plants exists in that area.
Oil tank removal companies specialize in the timely detection and removal of buried oil and fuel tanks before a major disaster occurs. In some cases, the oil tanks may still be in good working condition and these oil tank removal companies are best suited to advice you on how to go about it. Other tanks may be buried deep within your property and as such may require additional time and special equipment in order to safely remove without causing any damage to your property or putting your lives at risk. Whichever the case, it is always advisable to have a buried oil tank removed and properly disposed of.