Underground Oil Tank Removal Connecticut
Underground Oil Tank Removal CT
Underground Oil Tank Removal CT. If you are a business, Realtor, Insurance Company, School or Home Owner, there are various reasons for you to request a Tank Test. It might be that you are selling your property and you have to remedy any potential issues, for instance, home audits, or the owners ability to get a credit.
Envirotech of Fairfield County Inc. has been performing underground tank inspections and removals for over 28 years. Our significantly qualified and licensed workforce will take care of all of your needs. We follow all of the local and state laws and will pull the permits needed to keep you safe. We will check to make sure where all gas lines, electric lines that might lay under your ground to keep from any major issues.
We always test the soil surrounding your tank to make sure that you aren’t leaking and causing health issues with your family.
Upon completion of a tank removal, Envirotech will replace the soil and replant to make your property look as though nothing had taken place and restore the beauty to your property.
For Underground Oil Tank Removal in Connecticut, Envirotech of Fairfield County Inc. has all the equipment to meet any needs that might be required. We have Vacuum Trucks and Excavators should they be needed. Our trucks are all permitted for the moving and removal of toxic soils.
You only need to make 1 call and we have all the equipment to handle any issues that might arise.
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It is Very Important for You to know all the facts about underground oil tank removal in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency recommends the following:
What should I do when I remove my residential heating oil UST?
Hire a registered contractor. DEEP recommends that a soil sample be collected from underneath the tank and piping and that it be analyzed for Extractable Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (ETPH) at a Connecticut certified laboratory. Most often contractors will collect samples and deliver them to a certified lab for you. Take photos of the tank and the excavation, if possible. Have your contractor generate a brief letter report documenting the details of the tank removal, including ETPH reports from the lab. Keep these documents in a safe place, as homebuyers usually want proof prior to purchasing the house that the tank did not leak or that any leak was cleaned up. If the soil results indicate that the tank leaked, you are responsible for the cleanup of the resulting pollution.
What type of tank should I install?
It is better if residential tanks are aboveground. UST leaks may go undetected for some time. With an aboveground storage tank (AST), you are more likely to detect a leak before it becomes severe. Cleanup of AST leaks are typically easier and less costly than leaks from USTs. The piping should be installed overhead or along a wall, where it is visible. As with all home projects, check your Town’s municipal codes to make sure you comply.
Is a permit required?
Contact your Town to see if it requires a building permit for tank installation, removal or replacement.
Does DEEP require me to remove my residential heating oil UST by a specific deadline?
No. Leaking tanks, however, must be promptly emptied and removed.
What do I have to do if my tank leaks?
Report the leak to DEEP Emergency Response and Spill Division. If pollution has reached a drinking water well or surface water, also call the Remediation Division at DEEP at 860-424-3705.
Take actions to stop the leak immediately. Your heating oil supplier may be able to help you find a cleanup contractor quickly. You are required to clean up the resulting pollution promptly. Prompt cleanup keeps pollution from spreading to nearby drinking water wells, surface water bodies, or drains around your home’s foundation. If pollution has spread to neighboring properties, you are responsible for cleaning that up, as well.
Can I abandon my heating oil UST in place if it is not leaking and has never leaked?
DEEP discourages homeowners from abandoning USTs in place unless they are inaccessible (under a deck, patio, or addition, etc.) or if removal would endanger a foundation. Contact your local Fire Marshal to determine if there are any local ordinances about UST abandonment. Have your contractor collect a soil sample from underneath the UST to verify that it has not leaked before filling the UST with sand or concrete. If that sample is contaminated, do not fill the tank and report the leak to the DEEP and local Fire Marshal immediately.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I remove my own oil tank?
Oil tank removals are based on the town and state requirements. Some towns require permits (The permits require contractor information and licensing numbers). We do not recommend pulling your own tank, it is best to use a professional who is verse with the rules and regulations on both a state and local level.
Does homeowners insurance cover oil tank removal?
Unfortunately, most insurance companies do no cover tank removals.
How to remove oil tank from basement?
Removing a tank from the basement is dependent upon many factors including accessibility. The tank will need to be vacuumed out, and the lines cut and then the tank removed. Removing the tank may require the tank to be cut into pieces prior to removal because there is no space to remove the tank as a whole.
How much does it cost to remove oil tank from basement?
Cost of removing a tank is based on accessibility, can the tank be removed in one piece? Cost is based on the time need to remove the tank.
How do I remove an old oil tank from the underground?
We excavate to gain access to the tank, cut a hole in the tank and vacuum out in residual oil left in the tank. Once the tank is vacuumed out an excavator is used to pull the tank out of the ground. A soil sample is collected from below the tank (tank grave) and sent to a laboratory for analysis. The excavation site is then backfilled to grade.
How much does it cost to remove an above ground oil tank?
Removal of an underground tank is based on accessibility. A typical tank removal cost is between $1,500-$2,500 plus the cost the content in the tank.