If you’ve gotten this far on our website, chances are we don’t have to tell you anymore how much of a challenge an underground oil tank can be for a homeowner. Not only are they an environmental hazard but they are a liability issue and a potentially high cost problem. An oil tank leak is the kind of problem that can only be solved by a contractor who has the knowledge, experience and skills for the job. It’s not something just anyone can do. So who and what should you look for when hiring someone to do this important job? We have a few suggestion for you to follow.
First of all you need to be sure that the contractor is licensed with the proper agencies. In New Jersey you will want to be sure that they are certified with the DEP and certified in Subsurface Evaluation and Tank Closure. With these certifications, it should automatically mean that they are fully insured or bonded, but don’t take that for granted. You should still ask for verification on these issues. As a homeowner, you can never be too safe.
Any good contractor will have a good reputation. Online reviews, social media interaction and word of mouth from you friends and neighbors should give you a good idea of who you should trust to work on your property. It is a good idea to look local. A contractor local to your general area will have the right knowledge of the soil and general environment that is very helpful when dealing with oil tank removal.
Price is an undeniable factor when choosing a contractor. You should of course look for the fairest price out there. Keep in mind that lowest may not always be the best. You want to factor reputation, experience and customer service into your determination of a fair price. Your contractor should also be up to date in his knowledge of federal, state and local grants that may be available to you to offset your costs.
Choosing a contractor to remove your underground oil tank is an important decision. You of course want the job done right the first time. If you need a contractor for oil tank removal in New Jersey, who has all of the important qualities you need, then choose Oil Tank Services. We’ll be happy to help.