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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring an Oil Tank Removal Company in New Jersey

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring an Oil Tank Removal Company in New Jersey

For New Jersey homeowners with a decommissioned heating oil tank, removal is a necessary step. But navigating the process can be confusing, especially when it comes to choosing the right company. Avoiding some common mistakes can save you time, money, and unnecessary headaches. Mistake #1: Focusing Solely on Price Price is undoubtedly a factor, but […]

5 Signs It’s Time to Call an Oil Tank Removal Service

5 Signs It’s Time to Call an Oil Tank Removal Service

For many homeowners, a reliable oil tank provides warmth and comfort during the colder months. But like any other appliance, oil tanks don’t last forever. Over time, they can deteriorate, posing safety and environmental hazards. Knowing when to call an oil tank removal Company is crucial to ensure the safety of your home and the […]

The Perils of DIY Oil Tank Removal: The Imperative of Hiring Professional Oil Tank Removal Contractors

The Perils of DIY Oil Tank Removal: The Imperative of Hiring Professional Oil Tank Removal Contractors

  In the realm of home improvement, the allure of do-it-yourself projects is undeniable. The satisfaction of self-accomplishment coupled with potential cost savings often motivates homeowners to tackle tasks independently. However, when it comes to removing an oil tank, the stakes are high, and the risks associated with DIY attempts are significant. DIY oil tank […]

What Is Soil Remediation and Why Is It Important?

What Is Soil Remediation and Why Is It Important?

  Healthy soil is a vital, but often overlooked, component of our ecosystem. It provides the foundation for plant life, filters rainwater, and supports a complex web of organisms. Unfortunately, human activities can contaminate soil with a variety of harmful substances. This is where soil remediation comes in. Soil remediation is the process of removing […]

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Oil Tank Removal

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Oil Tank Removal

  If you’re a homeowner with an underground oil tank, you might be wondering whether it’s time to consider oil tank removal. While it might seem like a daunting task, there are compelling reasons to take this step. Here are the top five reasons why you should seriously consider oil tank removal, and why hiring […]

5 Key Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Oil Tank

5 Key Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Oil Tank

Maintaining a safe and efficient home requires paying attention to all its components, including the oil tank if your heating system depends on it. While these tanks are built to last, they are not immune to wear and tear. Recognizing the signs that it’s time to replace your oil tank is crucial for preventing environmental […]

Warning Signs That Your Oil Tank Needs to Be Removed

Warning Signs That Your Oil Tank Needs to Be Removed

Having an oil tank at your property can provide a convenient way to store heating oil, especially in regions where alternative heating methods are not readily available or are more expensive. However, oil tanks, whether above ground or underground, come with their own set of challenges and maintenance requirements. Over time, an oil tank can […]

Understanding the Environmental Impact of Oil Tank Removal in New Jersey

Understanding the Environmental Impact of Oil Tank Removal in New Jersey

Oil tank removal is a crucial process that ensures the safety of both the environment and the residents of New Jersey. With the potential environmental hazards associated with aging and corroded oil tanks, it becomes imperative to address the environmental impact of oil tank removal in the state. This article explores the significance of oil […]

The Crucial Role of Soil Remediation in Environmental Conservation

The Crucial Role of Soil Remediation in Environmental Conservation

  The Earth’s soil is a precious resource, playing a pivotal role in sustaining life and supporting ecosystems. However, due to various human activities, soil contamination has become a pressing issue, necessitating effective soil remediation processes. Soil contamination occurs when hazardous substances, such as chemicals, heavy metals, or petroleum products like oil, infiltrate the soil, […]

Safeguarding Your Home: Detecting and Resolving Risks from Buried Oil Tanks

Safeguarding Your Home: Detecting and Resolving Risks from Buried Oil Tanks

Buried oil tanks are a relic of older heating systems, common in many homes built before the shift to modern alternatives. While once a standard, these tanks now pose a potential threat due to corrosion, leaks, and environmental hazards. Identifying and mitigating these risks is crucial for homeowners to safeguard their properties and the surrounding […]

5 Signs it’s Time to Remove Your Oil Tank

5 Signs it’s Time to Remove Your Oil Tank

Oil tanks are a common fixture in many homes, providing a reliable source of fuel for heating systems. However, they also come with risks, especially as they age. Over time, oil tanks deteriorate, leading to potential environmental hazards and safety concerns. Recognizing when it’s time to remove your oil tank is crucial for preventing disasters […]

Unveiling the Essentials of Properties with Underground Storage Tanks: A Comprehensive Guide

Unveiling the Essentials of Properties with Underground Storage Tanks: A Comprehensive Guide

Underground storage tanks (USTs) are integral components of many properties, serving as containers for a variety of substances, notably oil-based products. While these tanks are essential for storage purposes, they can present unique challenges and considerations, particularly when it comes to removal. Understanding the dynamics of properties housing underground storage tanks, and the necessity of […]

The Role of Soil Analysis after Oil Tank Removal: 5 Reasons Why It Matters

The Role of Soil Analysis after Oil Tank Removal: 5 Reasons Why It Matters

When an oil tank is removed from a property, the task doesn’t end there. Ensuring that the soil beneath remains healthy and uncontaminated is equally vital. Soil analysis, often overlooked, plays a pivotal role in determining the environmental impact of oil tank removal. A soil testing service is not just an additional step; it’s a […]

Essential Tips for Purchasing a Home with an Underground Oil Tank in New Jersey

Essential Tips for Purchasing a Home with an Underground Oil Tank in New Jersey

Buying a house is an exciting journey filled with decisions and considerations. In New Jersey, one particular concern that frequently arises during the home buying process is the presence of an underground oil tank. While these tanks were once commonly used for heating purposes, their presence can present challenges during a property transaction. However, with […]

Unveiling the Risks and Solutions of Underground Oil Tank Leaks

Unveiling the Risks and Solutions of Underground Oil Tank Leaks

Underground oil tanks have long been fixtures on many properties, providing a convenient storage solution for heating oil. However, as time passes, these tanks can deteriorate, leading to leaks that pose significant environmental and financial risks. Understanding the implications of these leaks and the essential role of specialized oil tank removal companies and services becomes […]

How we approach a Fixed Cost Soil Remediation

How we approach a Fixed Cost Soil Remediation

In the realm of home improvement and environmental responsibility, the removal of a Soil Remediation can be a complex process. However, here at Simple Tank we adopt a strategic and professional approach, not only can you ensure the safe extraction of contaminated soils, but also to save our customers money in the process. The first […]

Soil Testing? What kind of soil testing is right for you?

Soil Testing? What kind of soil testing is right for you?

Welcome to another informative podcast! Today, we’re delving into the world of soil testing, an essential aspect of ensuring the safety and compliance of your property, especially if you have or have had an underground oil tank. There’s often confusion surrounding soil testing, as there are different types and contexts to consider. Let’s break it […]

Response to False Yelp Review

Response to False Yelp Review

Response to Yelp   Updated April 10, 2020 – Simple Tank performed an OPRA request with NJDEP to see the work that was performed at this site. This client hired another contractor who performed a remediation and wrote a report requesting a NFA. If her property didn’t warrant a case number this wouldn’t of been […]

How Do You Test An Oil Tank?

How Do You Test An Oil Tank?

You may have heard a lot of different phrases tossed around when it comes to testing the quality of an oil tank. How do you know which ones are the ones to stay away from and which ones to consider? Testing an oil tank needs to be done so with a guarantee. If you decide […]

Choosing a Company for Your Tank Sweeps

Choosing a Company for Your Tank Sweeps

Since the industry of tank sweeping has become somewhat overrun, it is important to accurately gauge just how reliable your tank sweeper is going to be. You do not want to invest in a company that will not do a thorough job and will end up costing you more in the long run. There are […]

Do Not Hire an Oil Tank Inspector for Less Just Because They Can Do It ‘Quicker’

Do Not Hire an Oil Tank Inspector for Less Just Because They Can Do It ‘Quicker’

Properly testing an oil tank of a house can take longer than some homeowners and home buyers expect. Having a company come the next day that claims they will do it for less will not give you a proper oil tank inspection and may cut corners, especially if they do not have a guarantee. If […]

Why Choose Simple Tank for Soil Sampling?

Why Choose Simple Tank for Soil Sampling?

When you choose Simple Tank for your soil services you are getting more than just a soil test. Simple Tank will be able to determine any leaks, tests, and services at a fixed price upfront. There are no surprise costs for the work Simple Tank conducts. Invest in a company that gives you the numbers […]

Review of ProGuard Insurance!

Review of ProGuard Insurance!

The owners of Simple Tank Services have been pulling oil tanks for a combined 75+ years! With all this experience, they have seen every scenario play out when it comes to the ProGuard warranty program. In the blog post we will cover the top 6 problems with their coverage program. We’ll go over whether it’s […]

What Do I Do If My Oil Tank Has Leaked?

What Do I Do If My Oil Tank Has Leaked?

This is a very important question for anyone who has an oil tank, especially if you are planning on removing it. You will want to be asking this question to yourself when you are shopping around for an oil tank contractor. If you do not, you will be making a mistake. Contractors are not always […]

How Do I Sell My House With An Underground Oil Tank That Has A Leak?

How Do I Sell My House With An Underground Oil Tank That Has A Leak?

You may have known or just found out that a house you were intending to sell with an underground oil tank has sprung a leak. Do not panic. Although this can be a very stressful time, especially if you are relying on the sale of this house, there are steps you can take to get […]

What Is The Law Surrounding Oil Tank Removal Before I Sell My Home?

What Is The Law Surrounding Oil Tank Removal Before I Sell My Home?

What Is The Law Surrounding Oil Tank Removal Before I Sell My Home? icon There is no law stating that an oil tank needs to be removed before a home is listed on the market. However, this is a defining factor in the homebuying process and will turn away many potential property and home buyers. […]

How Many Soil Samples Do Contractors Provide?

How Many Soil Samples Do Contractors Provide?

When you have an existing oil tank and want to know if there is any leakage, a contractor can come in and do a test on your property. This test will be a yes or no test. What does this mean? This test’s sole purpose is to discover if there is a discharge or not […]

How To Keep Your Oil Tank Removal Contractor Honest When Dealing With A Soil Remediation Project

How To Keep Your Oil Tank Removal Contractor Honest When Dealing With A Soil Remediation Project

A lot of people often wonder where their invoices are coming from. Or maybe, they really do not consider where their invoices come from. As the customer, you hire someone to remediate your soil and then they use their inhouse employee or hire a contractor that does the sampling. This contractor determines how much soil […]

Bad Advice About a Leaking Oil Tank

Bad Advice About a Leaking Oil Tank

I was arrested a few months ago for driving under the influence!! I needed a really good defense attorney to get all the charges dropped because I wasn’t even drinking!! So I did what everyone does and Googled DUI attorneys in NJ. I hired someone I thought I could trust to get these bogus charges dropped. […]

What Do I Do With My Oil Tank Filled With Sand?

What Do I Do With My Oil Tank Filled With Sand?

Clients ask us at Simple Tank about their filled oil tanks. Most, think that they are meeting standard requirements regarding their oil tank. However, this is false. When that tank was filled in place, most likely, it was not required to test the soil around the tank before it was filled. A contractor came out […]