Oil Tank Removal is About Safety in your Home

Oil Tank Removal is About Safety in your Home

As a homeowner in New Jersey (NJ) you may be the homeowner of a property with an in-ground oil tank and must be looking for oil tank removal specialist. Many homeowners consider removing or filling their oil tanks for various reasons such as finances or simply not wanting to be responsible for the maintenance of the structure.

There are more reasons to want to remove an oil tank from your property and the most compelling come down to safety. In-ground oil tanks have the potential to be very dangerous and as a NJ homeowner, consider removing yours from your property in order to maintain the safety integrity of your home.

If you have any questions or concerns about the oil tank removal process, contact your local NJ oil tank removal specialist for more information.

Safety issued occur when it comes to the surrounding environment and the hazardous nature of the material itself. Below are the two main ways removing an oil tank from your home will keep your family safer and your property healthier.


Environmental Concerns: Is Your Water Safe to Drink?

In-ground oil tanks have the potential to cause damage to the environment around them should they leak. While it is improbable that your oil tank should spontaneously leak, often problems can occur when attempting to make constructional changes to your property.


Homeowners that wish to install in-ground pools, pave certain areas of ground or install above ground structures can sometimes cause leaks in their in-ground oil tanks during the construction process. Sometimes, unbeknownst to the family or the construction workers, machinery can come into contact with the tank, compromising it’s integrity.

When the integrity of an oil tank is compromised, it can cause a leak. Oil tank leaks are the responsibility of the homeowners, as is the repair of the oil tank.

The hazardous material inside the tanks can then seep into the ground around the oil tank and cause environmental problems in the soil and the water. When the oil tank leaks into the water supply, health risks escalate for your family and any neighbors you may have. Removing the oil tank in your NJ home eliminates this risk.

Hazardous Waste: Natural Disasters Can Be Made Worse with an Oil Tank

There have been many reports of oil tanks exploding on residential properties due to insufficient handling during construction. Before you consider removing the oil tank from your property, talk to your local NJ oil tank removal company about safety considerations.

We recently wrote a post about how to talk to your local NJ oil tank removal company about safety regulations for your home during the process of oil tank removal. Be sure to go over each of these steps with your company before making the decision to remove an oil tank from your home.

The danger of an oil tank explosion comes from  leaks, exposure to flame and jostling and shaking. Jostling and disruption of the tank doesn’t only occur with construction. It can also occur with weather and other natural disasters.


Natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes or storms can cause a rupture in your oil tank, increasing the possibility that you oil tank will cause severe damage in the future or even a disaster. If your oil tank is ruptured during a natural disaster, you as the homeowner will be responsible for both the damage to the environment and the damage to your home and tank.

At Tank Solutions, our goal is to make the process of oil tank removal as quick and easy as possible, while getting the job done right. For more information on how we can help you remove your oil tank, contact us.