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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 […]

Don’t Trust a Referral when It Comes to Oil Tank Removal Contractors

Don’t Trust a Referral when It Comes to Oil Tank Removal Contractors

You may have heard from someone in your neighborhood that they are or have just gotten their oil tank removed. Your first instinct may be to walk over there or call them to hear about the project if you are planning on getting your oil tank removed as well. You may ask your neighbor, “do […]

Soil Remediation Process

Soil Remediation Process

After your oil tank is found to be leaking and its proven that the soil exceeds the clean up standards, the next step is to perform a soil remediation. The first step that is taken by Simple Tank Services is scheduling the project with the disposal facility where ……….

Three Ways to Protect Yourself When Buying a Home with an Underground Oil Tank.

Three Ways to Protect Yourself When Buying a Home with an Underground Oil Tank.

1. Test the soil around the oil tank – Hire Simple Tank Services to test the soil around the oil tank to determine if their is a leak or not. Once this test is done, Simple Tank can give you a fixed price for the…………………..

Why Some Companies Can Give a Fixed Price and Some Can’t.

Why Some Companies Can Give a Fixed Price and Some Can’t.

Simple Tank Services understands that starting a project with a blank check can be very scary. For this reason, we have created a program that allows us to investigate the soils beneath the ground and formulate a fixed price for removing your oil tank and…….

Underground Oil Tank Removal Contracts

Underground Oil Tank Removal Contracts

Most underground oil tank removal contracts seem easy to understand and somewhat affordable. The big bold number on the bottom of the contract seems reasonable right? Did you really read all the fine print? Did you see ALL the line items and understand them 100%? If your not an industry expert then you most likely […]

Unveiling the Top Myth About Leaking Oil Tanks

Unveiling the Top Myth About Leaking Oil Tanks

The biggest lie about leaking oil tanks is that you HAVE to remediate the soils if the oil tank fails the inspection during the removal process. Most contractors want to sell you a soil remediation when …….

Fixed Cost Contracts for Underground Oil Tank Removals and Soil Remediations

Fixed Cost Contracts for Underground Oil Tank Removals and Soil Remediations

Don’t walk away from great deals just because the house has an underground oil tank. The bottom line of any investment, is that you need to know your numbers before you go into a real estate deal. Before …………………

Is It Required to Clean Up My Leaking Underground Oil Tank?

Is It Required to Clean Up My Leaking Underground Oil Tank?

Introducing “Tank” our friendly mascot! He will be popping up here and there with some Simple Tank Tips! Here is the first of many! We received a call today from a client who had their oil tank removed by ……………

Protect Yourself from Crazy High Invoices When Cleaning Up Your Leaking Oil Tank

Protect Yourself from Crazy High Invoices When Cleaning Up Your Leaking Oil Tank

Good morning! “Tank” the mascot has another Simple Tank tip for you to start your Friday off on the right foot! We hear from our clients a lot that they fear that the contractor determines on how much soil needs to be removed and how can they trust that the ……….