A Leaking Oil Tank is a Serious Issue for Home Buyers and Sellers

If you are buying or selling a home, the presence of an old underground oil tank on the property is a serious concern – for you and the real estate agent who represents you.

Many older New York homes are, or were, heated with oil that was stored in steel tanks placed underground. These tanks corrode over time, allowing heating oil to seep into and contaminate the soil. A leaking oil tank not only creates a potentially costly environmental problem, but it may also reduce the value of your property.

Tank Soilutions specializes in the evaluation and removal of underground storage tanks (USTs) for property owners and real estate agents in New York. We offer expert tank removal services by professionally-trained, OSHA and HAZMAT certified technicians that will help to minimize any potential environmental issues.

Tips for New York
Home Buyers and Sellers

Whether you are considering selling or buying a home, you need to know if there is an old underground oil tank on the property. Here are a few important things to keep in mind.

  1. Address the possibility of buried oil tanks prior to purchasing a property. If the seller claims no knowledge on the disclosure form, consider adding this as a contingency on the offer to purchase.
  2. Ask the inspector or contractor to locate any USTs on the property and make a notation on the inspection report.
  3. If there is evidence of a UST, request that a soil sample be collected to evaluate if there is contamination. NY State requires that an owner must clean up contamination before the property can be sold.
  1. If contamination is discovered, the property cannot be sold until the current owner cleans it up.
  2. Filling abandoned USTs with sand or other material is not a remedy for contamination.
  3. When removing a UST, you must also collect soil samples for testing. Having the soil tested allows you to provide evidence to a buyer that you have taken appropriate action to correct any contamination issues.

Need help with oil tank issues? Call the experts at Tank Soilutions to schedule a free consultation.

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Tank Soilutions, Inc.ExcellentTank Soilutions, Inc.4.9 Based on 32 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onJulian C.Julian C. ★★★★★ Amazing job, extremely efficient. High attention to detail throughout the entire process which includes cleanup -- all around impressive. Don and the team are experienced professionals, and with their long history of work experience, without any doubt, they assesed the price of our project very accurately and very fairly. Extremely satisfied about choosing Tank Soilutions to work with and recommended.Shiela E.Shiela E. ★★★★★ We are so Blessed to have this company for our oil tank removal, so glad I did not made a mistake for choosing this company… Don and his team was so nice and very professional, they did the job so fast…Valerie FValerie F ★★★★★ I was highly impressed with this company. Don came out the same day I called and gave me an estimate. Within a week I had 3 men at the house who were courteous, fast and left my basement clean! Thank you for a job well done!Michael M.Michael M. ★★★★★ Absolute professionals -- my job was to remove some oil tanks and the old oil burner.Job was done efficiently, cost effectively and very clean! They left the place looking spotless. Very impressed, will do business with these folks again I'm sure.Matt BMatt B ★★★★★ Our aging, outdoor oil tank failed and dumped the entirety of it's contents into the earth. Upon discovery, Don and his team were there the very same day, installing a temporary tank with new oil. They installed a brand new Roth oil tank soon after. The old tank was de-conned and taken away. Don assisted us with the insurance company, and took care of the necessary permits, the soil samples, and the water samples. The biggest task was the soil remediation. They had to dig a fourteen foot hole right next to our foundation, to remove the glut of heating oil that had spilled there. This excavation made the muscular ring at the base of my perineum clench a few times, I must admit. But everything went smoothly. After the earth was made healthy again, Don and his team added new fill, removed all traces of their heavy equipment, and planted new grass seed and spread hay. I feel that Tank Soilutions has gathered unto themselves a very specialized and experienced team for this kind of situation. If I could give more stars, I would. But these are some reasons why this company has only five star reviews. Tank Soilutions transformed a major crisis into a minor bump in the road.Response from the ownerThank you Matt, it was a pleasure to work for you, our team appreciates you taking the time to leave us a great review. Joe D.Joe D. ★★★★★ Highly recommended. Very experienced and professional services. They went out of their way to accommodate my timeframe and were super efficient.Abigail D.Abigail D. ★★★★★ On a Friday before a very cold weekend my old steal oil tank began leaking. When I called my oil company, they gave me options that would cost a great deal of money and would take a very long time. I called Don and he was at my house within an hour! He assessed the situation and agreed to put in a new Roth tank at a very fair price. He and his crew came the very next day and did excellent work! They were professional, courteous and treated my home and me respect and kindness.I can not thank them enough and highly recommend Tank Soilutuons!!!Vic N.Vic N. ★★★★★ Very happy! professional, on time, reliable & communicative team - everything you want! from ugly rusted granby tank to sleek Roth tank at a pretty reasonable price.The crew cleaned up nicely even tho it was a rainy muddy day & i’m glad I went with them for what I believe is a complex and tedious job that needed to get done.Great job and thank you!Florence F.Florence F. ★★★★★ Don and his team were awesome!! Removed a 1000 gallon oil tank from under garage floor and installed a new 275 roth tank. Everyone from the ladies in the office to all the field men were helpful, knowledgeable professional, on time and informative.Highly recommend!!!!INGEBORG A.INGEBORG A. ★★★★★ I highly recommend Tank Soilutions. They were extremely professional and reasonably priced! I needed to have a 1000 gl underground oil tank removed and replaced with an above ground. Don and his team showed up on time and did and amazing job in one day! They made sure everything was up to code! Very satisfied with their work!Debby D.Debby D. ★★★★★ Can't say enough about Donald and his team. He responded to my call immediately. My oil tank was leaking, he came same day, by next day old tank removed, new tank in place. He and his team were clean, professional, friendly, on time and informative. Reasonable price. Would highly recommend.J. W.J. W. ★★★★★ I can't recommend them highly enough - they removed my oil tank, and the oil had spilled out. Don took care of all the permits, and even helped to get my homeowner's insurance to cover it!! Thanks so much to the hard work, and help with the problem!John S.John S. ★★★★★ 5 stars isn't enough for the fantastic work Don and crew provided in replacing my underground oil tank. They were prompt, displayed great teamwork and extremely neat both inside and outside my house. The team was vey informative, approachable and friendly and each member took the time to answer each question I asked.Jj F.Jj F. ★★★★★ Excellent service. Very friendly. Removed in-ground oil tank and relocated a new tank to our basement. Very professional and cleanup was was outstanding. Thank you.MARIA T.MARIA T. ★★★★★ Good price very professional and fast responding we are very happy with his work 😀Peter H.Peter H. ★★★★★ 7/23 Excellent work . The team was quick and professional . They removed inground tank and replaced with an above ground unit . Took less than 5 hours and they left the property all cleaned up .Building inspector commented on how well they secured the new tank .Donna F.Donna F. ★★★★★ It was such a pleasure to deal with a company that cared about the work they do. Their work was professionally done in the time frame they had set up.Bill R.Bill R. ★★★★★ I highly recommend Tank Soilutions. They replaced an old oil tank in a basement crawl space. They were responsive, professional and reasonable. They even took care of the building permit.Mike K.Mike K. ★★★★★ I Highly Recommend Tank Solutions. They just finished a job at my house where they removed a VERY old 550 gallon underground oil tank and installed a new outdoor 275 gallon tank. I could not be happier with the work they did. Very professional, reasonably priced, excellent installation and they left my yard just as it was when they arrived. In and out in the same day too! 3 of my friends have used them as well. If you have an underground oil tank removed it. But before you do call these guys! You wont be disappointed!Ashley H.Ashley H. ★★★★★ Great experience with Don and his crew!!!Jonah M.Jonah M. ★★★★★ responsive and worked efficiently with no evidence they were even there when theywere finished.Larry D.Larry D. ★★★★★ If I could rate this company more than 5 stars I would do so without hesitation. Amazing workmanship and professionalism by all. Very, very competitive price. Timely performance. Couldn't be better!Cynthia K.Cynthia K. ★★★★★ Tank Soilutions are absolute pros. Don DeSandre took the time to explain the below ground tank removal process and discussed options for installing an above ground tank. They did a great job with removal, install and cleanup. He also kept me informed of the progress with emails and texts. I would highly recommend this company.WyKeima K.WyKeima K. ★★★★★ I called Don on a Saturday night and he was at my home early Sunday. Job was complete by Monday. Talk about customer service!! Thank youAnthony C.Anthony C. ★★★★★ I recently have a 550 gallon oil tank removed from my property and I couldn't be happier with Don and his crew. They were professional, neat and completed the job on schedule. Don handled all the permits and price was reasonable.LA HLA H ★★★★★ Thank you so much for helping my mother out last weekend. You were the only one to come during the holiday weekend and actually take care of their situation and you did it swiftly, cleanly and without incident. I will recommend you highly to anyone that needs this type of service.Jim J.Jim J. ★★★★★ Fantastic group of people!!Great job Professinal and efficient !!Don came immediately when I called with an emergency when no one else would come !! Highly recommended 👌TylerTyler ★★★★★ I recently needed to replace an old oil tank in my crawlspace, and Tank Soilutions did a super job. Even though my house has a very narrow accessway to the crawlspace, they were willing to try getting the tank in and it all worked out well. Another vendor I contacted was not even willing to take the chance on fitting the tank, but Tank Soliutions were. I had a few small requests on location/setup of the new tank, and they accommodated them without any fuss. My old tank was also removed without any spills, etc. I also purchased a full tank's worth of new oil, which they delivered at the end of the install. I highly recommend Tank Soliutions if you need to replace an oil tank.Jennifer D.Jennifer D. ★★★★★ We were moving out of our home and needed a underground tank removed. We used Tank Soilutions Inc and we couldn't be happier. The price was reasonable, the company showed up on time, and the owner had the required permits that were needed for our town. The owner and his crew brought all of the necessary equipment and worked diligently until the job was done. I would highly recommend Tank Soilutions Inc to anyone who needs a tank removed.Peter M.Peter M. ★★★★★ I can't thank Tank Solutions enough for their professionalism and speedy response. We were just about to close on a relative's house when the buyer's inspector found an old oil tank. Tank Solutions answered our message immediately and went right to work. They kept me informed each step of the way, including filing all permits. Every time I had a question, I received an immediate response. I would recommend them in a second and have already notified several real estate offices in case they have any similar issues.Christine S.Christine S. ★★★★★ These guys are very professional and upfront. The owner is very involved and makes sure everything is done meticulously. All paperwork is filed before starting and afterwards they provide documentation of work done. Highly recommend this company!!js_loader

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