Having a heating oil storage tank removed


In the state of New York thousands of UST’s storing heating oil, gasoline, diesel and other petroleum and hazardous materials remain buried in the ground. If you’re a homeowner in the state of New York and are planning to sell your house either now or at some point in the future, you’ll want to know that there are laws pertaining underground storage tanks (where your heating oil is stored) should a spill or release occur.


Real estate transactions and the overall sale of a residential home may require that if your tank is underground that it must be removed in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations, replaced, and brought above ground before you can sell. ALL UST’s have a finite usage life and will have to be repaired or replaced at some point in their lifespan. If yours has been underground for some time, and you've noticed an Increase in your heating costs, that may signal that your tank may have a leak and you’ll want to have it tested, abandoned in place and/or removed ASAP. We always advise not to gamble with environmental concerns, so even if you’re not planning to sell and you have a residential underground heating oil tank underground, be proactive, have it removed or abandoned in place.


From southern Westchester County in locations such as Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Tuckahoe, Scarsale, Bronxville to Northern towns in Westchester such as Somers, Yorktown, Peekskill, Cortland Manor, Briarcliff, Chappaqua to Rockland County, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties Tri-State Environmental Services performs a quality, time and cost-efficient service to address your residential or commercial aboveground or underground petroleum storage tank.