In the past, many New Jersey homes as well as homes in neighboring states used fuel oil heating systems. As time has gone on, the availability of modern gas lines and other technological advancements have gradually moved homes toward other heating systems. Yet with many homes, especially those in rural locations, the older fuel oil tanks still remain.
If you have a home with a pre-existing fuel oil tank, an unused fuel oil tank, or you are thinking about bidding on a home with a tank that was installed before 1980, it’s wise to have a property scan performed. This is even more warranted if the property was previously foreclosed or was uninhabited for any stretch of time.
A property without documented history on the fuel oil tank or other tanks on the property should also be a red flag that says a property scan or tank inspection is needed. In some of these cases, preexisting, unused tanks, may not have been closed or sealed properly. As time goes on, other fluids and weather changes could affect the integrity of the tank.
Professional Environmental Consulting Services
Hydroscience Group has spent years developing a trusted reputation for being industry leading in environmental consulting services. We have worked with a diverse client base, in a variety of unique situations. Our clients have come to rely on our expertise to assess the state of their tanks and the impact to the rest of their property.
Throughout our extensive history we have performed property scans and tank assessments for homeowners, and prospective property buyers as well as:
Banks and financial institutions
In some of these situations, there have been multiple parties involved. Hydroscience Group’s specialists have years of experience interacting with a wide range of professionals to make sure that every interested party understands the characteristics of the situation. This includes the necessary solutions to remediate any existing problems.
In many of these instances, there are underlying environmental issues that can affect business transactions or operations related to the property. Fortunately, we have the expertise to handle projects or all magnitude, while maintaining schedule and budget parameters.