If you live in the state of New Jersey and your home is about to go on the market, you likely already know that the scale tips in favor of buyers in most areas. That said, there is a growing need now more than ever to maximize the value of your home. One crucial yet overlooked issue that plays into a home’s value is whether or not the property has a buried oil tank.
Why d New Jersey Homes have Buried Oil Tanks?
At the turn of the century, oil tanks were used to heat homes. These massive tanked were buried on the property near the home where lines lead into the house to provide fuel for heating and cooking. At the time these oil tank were cutting edge. But their life expectancy is about 100 years meaning that now we are seeing leaking oil tanks causing soil contamination and in some cases even damage to a home’s foundation. If your home is older, or if your house was built on a lot that once had an older property, you would be wise to call an oil tank sweep NJ company to detect and remove any oil tanks on your property.
Oil Tank Detection Makes Your Property More Attractive to Buyers
One concern homebuyers have is purchasing a property only to learn down the road there is a leaking oil tank on the premises. Not only is the homeowner liable and can face huge Federal and state fines, but the soil remediation cost from oil tank removal companies can be high. By simply having an oil tank sweep NJ specialist come out and scan your property for any red flags, finding zero oil tanks, and providing you with a certificate, your home will look more desirable to buyers who have this common concern. And if one is found, having oil tank removal services performed will prevent any needed expensive soil remediation services, and give the buyers peace of mind knowing the property was scanned, and the oil tank was removed.
Oil Tank Removal Services Promote Safe, Healthy Homes
If you have an il tank on your property, you will want to get it removed, even if there doesn’t appear to be a leak. The fact of the matter is this: it will leak sooner than later. Remember, oil tanks start to corrode and disintegrate around the 100 year-mark. We are well passed this point for homes built in the early 1890s to the early 1900s. Even if your home was built in the 90s, there is a good change that, at some point, an older home sat on your lot, and therefore an even better chance you have an oil tank in need of removal. Don’t let petroleum leak into your soil and groundwater; call an oil removal company and let buyers know your property is healthy and safe for wildlife and families.