Should I Have an Oil Tank Sweep Done on My Property?

As we get closer to officially starting spring, people are beginning to plan their home improvement projects for the coming season. Sure, after spending the majority of the winter indoors, you likely have many interior projects you’d like to complete, but have you considered having an oil tank scan conducted on your property?

Who Needs to Have an Oil Tank Sweep?

Sweeping, or scanning, for an underground oil tank is an extremely beneficial and actionable task homeowners can decide to tackle with a licensed contracting company, but not all homes require that a scan be conducted. We’re going to lay out exactly who should have an oil tank sweep conducted on their property. 

Homeowners in the Process of Selling Their House

Selling your home is an exciting time for any family. You’re ending one chapter and beginning another. Between selling your home, packing, finding your new home, moving, and all of your other responsibilities as homeowner, you’ve got a lot on your plate. We understand why you might resist scheduling an oil tank sweep with so many other things going on, but we at Mikula Contracting, Inc. are here to tell you that you should absolutely add it to your list of things to do!

Most banks require an oil tank scan be conducted before they’ll approve a loan on a home. Your prospective buyers could see your lack of a scan as a bad sign and choose to go with another home, essentially limiting your prospects. 

Another point worth highlighting is the process of selling your home is typically a long and involved one. It doesn’t usually happen quickly. If you’re thinking about forgoing an oil tank sweep and leaving it to the new homeowners, what will you do if you’ve got a leaking oil tank before you move?

What Happens if My Underground Oil Tank is Leaking?

So you’ve had contractors come and perform an oil tank scan on your property, only for them to find that buried underneath your property is an old oil tank. If that’s the case, you’ll certainly want to have an oil tank removal performed immediately. 

Luckily, if you choose Mikula Contracting, Inc. to perform your oil tank scan, we are also a full service oil tank removal company, so we’ll be able to remove your oil tank for you with no hassle!

If your leaking oil tank goes undetected, you could quickly find yourself living on contaminated property. While there are soil remediations that can be performed, if you live in close vicinity with your neighbors, it’s incredibly likely that some of your oil leaked onto their property as well. 

Unfortunately, since it’s your oil that’s leaking and since it was your faulty oil tank that caused the damage, you’re likely to find yourself responsible for paying for the entire cleanup on all affected properties. Depending on the size of your oil tank’s leak, this can end up being a considerable chunk of change. 

If you’re looking to have an oil tank sweep in NJ, look no further than the team of professionals at Mikula Contracting, Inc. With over 70 years of experience, we have conducted countless oil tank scans. We’ve also removed so many buried oil tanks that we’ve perfected the entire process, from scanning to removing. Give us a call today for a free quote on your property’s oil tank sweep!