Episode 17 – Install a New Oil Tank in 2020?

In this episode, Teddy talks about why some clients would want to install a new oil tank in 2020. If you have an active underground heating oil tank and you want to sell your home, you can upgrade to an aboveground oil tank. The new aboveground oil tank will come with a $1,000,000 insurance policy from the manufacturer.

In this episode, we remove two 1,000 gallon underground oil tanks and install two new 400 gallon aboveground oil tanks. We explain the cost of oil tank replacement.

Each underground heating oil tank was removed from the site and scrapped at a local scrap metal yard. The new aboveground heating oil tanks were installed the same day the old tanks were removed. We removed the oil from the underground tanks and pumped into new tanks. The location of the tanks were back filled to grade all the same day. The client only had no heat for six hours.

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Episode 16 – Concrete Filled 5k Gal Oil Tank

In this episode of Tank TV, we were hired to remove one 2,500 gallon previously sand filled tank. After uncovering the tank, we found that it was 5k gallon filled with concrete. We mobilized a second excavator that had a jack hammer attachment. We eventually blew a hydraulic hose on the 2nd excavator and had to mobilize a third excavator in order to get the tank out of the ground. We started the project at 8am and it took until 7pm for us to get the tank out of the ground!

Episode 15 – Oil Tank Leak, Insurance Pays?

In this episode of Tank TV, STS performs an open ended soil remediation at a residence in Bedminster. Simple Tank removed this active 550 gallon heating oil tank and found that is was covered with corrosion holes.

We started to remediate the soils and found that the oil made its way down to fractured rock. The oil also reached groundwater table. After removing 200 tons of contaminated soil, we still had free floating product (heating oil) on top of the groundwater.

This was after removing 2,000 gallons of groundwater via vacuum truck during the remediation.

Since the homeowner has lived in this house for 28 years, we recommended that they call their homeowner’s insurance company to see if they could be covered under the 3rd party liability coverage portion of the policy. This was part of every homeowner’s insurance policy up until about 2012.

If you recently bought your house, you will not be eligible for any insurance coverage unless your tank is active and you took the coverage your oil provider offers. The insurance company for this residence gave us the green light to perform the 3rd party investigation which consists of us installing a temp monitoring well to determine if the groundwater is impacted.

Stay tuned to see what happens with this project.

Tank TV Episode 014 – Soil Borings, the Simple Way!

In this episode, our operations manager Matt Haines performs soil borings at three different locations in the same day. Two of the locations, he was testing the soil around an existing underground oil tank. The last location, we knew there was contamination since the tank had already been removed. The client wanted us to provide them with a fixed price to remediate it.

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Tank TV Episode 012 – Leaking Oil Tank! Cleanup Not Required.

In this episode of Tank TV, we removed a 550 gallon underground oil tank that failed the visual inspection by the township. This tank had obvious corrosion holes. After we investigated the soil directly below the tank, we found that the contamination was very minor. We recommended that our subsurface evaluator grab the required six samples so he could write the remedial action report requesting the NFA from the NJDEP. If you hire a tank removal contractor who only recommends a soil remediation when your oil tank fails the inspection, you need to get a second opinion. This client received their NFA letter within 10 days of the job being completed. Industry standard turn around is 30-45 days.

Tank TV Episode 011 – Bait & Switch Soil Remediation

Don’t get caught with a bait & switch soil remediation. Some companies are advertising “flat rate” soil remediation services. They don’t explain to potential clients that it’s not in all in price for the project. Most of the contracts include 20 tons of soil and anything over that, you will be charged additional fees. If groundwater is impacted, you will be charged additional fees to investigate it. No company can ethically quote you a a true fixed price for your cleanup without investigating the soils. The price of a remediation is directly correlated with the amount of soil that needs to be replaced. They cannot know the amount of soil without figuring out how deep the contamination is and how far it spread in each direction. Simple Tank charges $600 to properly investigate the contamination plume so we can provide you with a real fixed price that will not change once we start the project. Call us today for more information of the program.

Tank TV Episode 010 – Addition on Top of Oil Tank?!

In this episode, Simple Tank was contacted about removing a 550 gallon underground oil tank that was located under a concrete garage floor. This part of the house was recently built over the top of a previously filled oil tank. The clients are trying to sell their home and the new buyer does not want the tank on the property. Simple Tank mobilized the proper equipment to remove a 550 gallon tank only to find out that the tank was actually 1k gallons! The tank was removed successfully with no prior leaks! This could of been a lot worse for the client! Everything was completed in one day and the clients can now sell their home!

Tank TV Episode 009 – False Negative Soil Sample Result

In this episode of Tank TV, our client had a soil sample result showing slight contamination around their existing underground oil tank. Since the reading was very low (less than 100 PPM), we explained that most likely once the tank is out there should be no issues.

We were hired to remove two underground tanks and one above ground oil tank. After digging around, we realized that the second underground oil tank was actually a previously filled septic tank.

The other underground tank was filled with sand which was clean and the soil around the tank was also clean. As we explained over the phone to the client, his low sample results were meaningless. Everything passed the township inspection and NJDEP did not have to get involved.

Tank TV Episode 008 – Sand Filled Underground Oil Tank SCAM!

In this episode, Simple Tank was hired to remove a 550 gallon underground heating oil tank that was previously filled in place with sand. The tank was located in the rear yard of a house under a deck.

The deck was removed by another contractor before we arrived on site. Once we excavated to the top of the tank, we realized that the tank was a 1,000 gallon tank filled with sand that was contaminated.

This tank was filled back in the 90’s by another contractor who took out all the proper permits. This is a perfect example of a tank filled with sand that was not cleaned out properly.