Why is it important to get an oil tank sweep?
It might not sound dangerous to leave an old oil tank in the ground, but oil can leak and seep into the surrounding soil and groundwater, creating a variety of issues. Oil tank sweeps can make sure you’re not at risk for:
- Oil vapors leaking out the tank and igniting, causing a fire on your property
- Oil leaking into the local water supply, leading to thousands of dollars in cleanup expenses
- An empty oil tank collapsing, creating a sinkhole on your property
Heating oil contains carcinogens and poses a serious health risk when it leaks into the soil. Many lenders will even refuse to approve a loan for a house that has an underground oil tank. An inspection will help you rest easy knowing your home, family and community are safe.
Call 973-580-5528 to get an oil tank sweep from a skilled home inspection company in Rockaway, New Jersey.