Oil Tank Removal Cost

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Oil Tank Removal Cost 2018-04-08T22:55:30+00:00
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Oil Tank Removal Cost

There are two types of oil tanks; above ground and underground. The average range of cost for removing an above ground oil tank is approximately $550 This cost can vary based on the tanks location.

A more difficult and expensive job is removing an underground tank having an approximate cost of $1,200 plus permits; the oil tank removal cost may change due to location.

Handling oil tanks can cause pollution; therefore, it requires a licensed professional to complete the work for you to ensure safe and legal disposal of the liquids. In all cases, moving storage tanks is dangerous, and unless you know exactly what you’re doing, it’s best to hire a licensed contractor such as Marksmen Enterprises for your oil tank removal.

What could affect my Oil Tank Removal cost?
There are several factors that can affect the cost of removing an oil tank. Our oil tank removal cost includes charges for all labor, equipment, liquid, sludge, and/or oily water disposal, and municipal permits at direct cost. If the tank leaks, there are additional charges for laboratory analysis of the surrounding soils.

Where is the tank located?
Above ground tanks are easier, therefore, less expensive to remove than underground tanks. Underground Storage Tanks that are only under soil are easier to remove than tanks under concrete, decks, patios or driveways. Also, ease of access to the site can also make a difference in the project costs. If it isn’t possible to reach the location with an excavator or other types of heavy machinery the job could mean a lot of time and manual labor.

How big is the tank?
Small tanks are easier to excavate out and lift, so they’re less expensive to remove than large tanks. Larger underground oil storage tanks require additional manpower to remove and sometimes even larger equipment.

How much will the permit be?
Removing or installing storage tanks will always require a municipal permit. It’s our responsibility to apply for permits and to ensure your project adheres to applicable codes. We will complete the application(s) for you and schedule the required inspections. The cost of the permit varies depending on your town. We will never charge a handling fee for obtaining your permits. You will pay what the municipality charges, not a penny more.

What if there is oil or sludge in my tank?
We must safely and legally dispose and document leftover oil and sludge after removing an oil tank. Our oil tank removal cost includes 30 gallons of oily water and sludge disposal. Any amounts over 30 gallons will be charged by the gallon. There is no charge to remove excess oil, however, we can not reimburse for usable oil removed from the property either. Our technicians may recommend a temporary oil tank storage so you can continue to use any excess oil after your installation, we’ll help guide you to a decision you are comfortable with.

Will you tank expensive soil samples when our oil tank is removed?
Laboratory analysis isn’t always necessary. If there is evidence of any leak via sheen or holes in the tank, a soil sample may be taken to determine if contamination is above New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection soil standards.

I heard remediation can be very expensive, how much does a remediation with Marksmen Enterprises cost?

Performing a remediation where an oil tank has leaked can get expensive. Correcting the pollution may cost $8,200 or more, depending on the extent of the damage. There is a New Jersey grant still available and our knowledgeable team can see if you qualify and assist in filling out the necessary documentation. We will provide you with a comprehensive proposal streamlined to your situation. No two situations are ever the same.

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Extremely professional & knowledgeable staff. They left the site just as they found it. They kept me in the loop about permits and pick up! Hands down best customer service, Debbie was great! I would recommend them to anyone!
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Angela Peacock

Removing an underground tank can be a frightening experience. The unknown of what you are going to find. I was lucky to find Marksmen Enterprises. They were friendly and very informative from the first phone call to the last. Read More
Andrew Romo

Debbie, Jeff, and Dave provided superb, outgoing service from site evaluation though permit processing. Their efforts to place a new double-walled fuel oil tank; and remove the old tank showed commitment to excellence that is a true confidence builder Read More
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