Residential Tank Removal Contractor in NJ

Residential Tank Removal Contractor in NJ

It was once commonplace to use an underground oil tank to heat your home in New Jersey. After years of discovering that the process proved to be too risky with possible oil spills and costly maintenance, homeowners switched to installing furnaces in their homes. But many homes still have non-working oil tanks buried on their properties.

If you suspect an oil tank is buried under a property you are looking to buy, make sure you find out before making the investment. You can have an oil tank scan done by our team at Mikula Contracting and ask to have the tank removed before purchasing the home. 

Oil Tank Removal Process

The residential tank removal process involves a few steps. 

  • First, the contractors partner with the local utility company to mark up where the oil tank is. This is part of the oil tank scan that allows you to identify where the oil tank is before digging begins. 
  • The necessary permit is acquired, taking 5-7 business days if all goes as expected. Permits can be the crux of all construction timelines. Make sure you entrust in a company that will be on top of obtaining the proper permit. 
  • Then you can get the oil tank removed. This residential tank removal is done carefully, as not to damage or spill any oil. First, the team will coordinate that the oil get cleared out and the tank cleaned. Then Mikula Contracting will remove the oil tank. 
  • If there is a leak in the oil tank, you have the responsibility of cleaning the soil after a spill. When an oil tank is underground for years, leaks can be present upon removal. 
  • Soil remediation is part of the residential tank removal if needed. Environmental cleanup of the soil is required and can be done in many ways, including soil excavation or flushing. 
  • The hole is filled with dirt. Our contractors will fill the empty space on your property to make it like new again. We only use clean, certified backfill. 
  • The land is leveled. You can hire a local landscaping company to lay sod or landscape the area to your liking.  
  • The land survey is updated to show the residential tank removal happened. Get your property updated to show that there is no longer a real estate liability on the property. Provide proof that residential tank removal was successfully performed. 

When you sign up with our trusted team for residential tank removal, you can rely on every step being carefully executed. You don’t want any shortcuts with underground oil tank removal. 

What Happens if My Underground Oil Tank is Damaged?

If you have knowledge of your underground storage tank having damage, then the process can be more complicated. If there is damage to the tank, it is likely there is oil contamination in the soil. The team can work to remove the oil tank without any further spills, but it all depends on the damage. 

The local fire department can examine and decide when conditions are safe for residential tank removal. They can be on standby to help if an accident were to happen during removal.

Who We Serve?

Every homeowner who learns of heating oil tanks on their property is a great candidate for our services. There is no reason for underground oil tanks to remain buried on your property. Get rid of the safety and soil contaminant liability in your yard by finding a residential tank removal expert today. 

We will serve anyone who enlists us to get the job done. If you are in New Jersey and have a residential oil tank on your property, it is time to call Mikula Contracting to get started with the removal process. 


Homeowners are prime candidates for residential tank removal. The antiquated heating systems of the past are a potential risk to your home and soil. Even when underground oil tanks were used often for heating the house, there were too many negatives to the system. Some downfalls included: 

  • Expensive repairs
  • Upheaval of landscaping with each repair
  • Oil leaks
  • Less-efficient heating compared to furnaces

Now that oil tanks for heating homes are obsolete, there is no reason to keep them buried in your yard. It can be challenging to spend money on a project that is out of sight, out of mind. But the longer an old oil tank sits on your property, the more risks it presents. 

Real Estate Agents

When you are buying a home, your real estate agent will be on your side to ensure you make a good investment. It is not ideal to invest in a home that has an underground oil tank. Your real estate agent will refer residential tank removal services and make it part of the final deal before you close on your new home. 

The cost to remove an oil tank varies according to whether the tank has been damaged or if soil remediation is required. Your real estate agent can use residential tank removal in the negotiation process. 

Environmental Consultants

Another significant demographic that calls upon residential tank removal services are environmental consultants. As you start the tank removal process, Mikula partners with environmental consultants to get involved in soil testing. They will take several soil samples of the surrounding areas and have them examined to see if there was an oil leak over the years. 

When you have an underground oil tank to deal with, it is best to call in environmental consultants to find out how much damage has been done to the surrounding soil. Mikula can call on their expertise to find out how extensive the damage is from a leaky or damaged oil tank. And then the contracting team will remove any contaminated soil as directed by the environmental experts. 

Other Services Offered

Along with oil tank removal, Mikula Contracting offers a variety of excavation services, including: 

  • Swimming pool removal
  • Drainage issues
  • Pipe removal 
  • Snow removal
  • Concrete excavation
  • Foundation repair

If you need any excavation or demolition project, along with residential tank removal, sign up with our experienced team. With 70 years in the business, there isn’t a project we haven’t tackled. 

Oil Tank Removal in NJ

When you are looking into residential tank removal, be sure to ask all the right questions about safety, equipment, soil contamination, and the method of soil remediation. You can be sure that you are interviewing trustworthy contractors if they transparently answer every question you ask. Our team will always spell out our safety protocols and talk about the step-by-step process of residential tank removal. 

Our team at Mikula Contracting can help you remove or repair leaking tanks. If you require residential tank removal before selling your home, do not delay in getting it done. Contact us today to get an estimate on your excavation project. 


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