The majority of the older homes we inspect have been upgraded to natural gas for heating, which is less expensive and much more efficient than other heating methods. Oftentimes, homeowners convert their home heating system from oil, resulting in an abandoned buried oil tank. This can result in a very serious problem because the tank can corrode overtime and contaminate the soil. Environmental fines for not properly decommissioning a buried oil tank can be sizeable. Having the property swept for an oil tank before buying an older home is a practical decision.
You can book an Oil Tank Sweep alongside of a home inspection, and we will organize the appointment with one of our trusted partner companies on or around the time of the home inspection.