GPR Tank Sweeps
Are you looking to clear your property of any sub-surface oil tanks prior to breaking ground and building a new property? Save yourself time and money by working with the professionals at All Jersey Home Inspection. Performing the most comprehensive GPR tank sweeps in the region, we deploy radar technology to identify the tank. Our approach yields less mess and saves everyone from undergoing a lot of stress.
Request our on-site ground-penetrating radar team today by calling (908) 917-0194. We can’t wait to show you our capabilities.
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Inspecting Properties for Oil Tanks
There was a time when oil tanks did not rest beside houses or sheds. In the past, on-site underground oil tanks were the primary suppliers of fuel for family homes. While this might seem counterintuitive, contractors felt they had good reason for putting these tanks below ground. People wanted to conserve space on the property while also reducing the risk of fires. Burying the oil tank several feet below ground was the most effective way to do this.
People would eventually disconnect from the below-ground oil tanks and invest in the conventional models used today. As the years went on, though, these sub-surface oil tanks only caused problems on the property. If they didn’t rust or leak oil into the soil, they would obstruct future construction projects. People realized that they couldn’t let those tanks sit below the surface forever.
As good as any excavating contractor might be at digging holes and trenches, they are not always great at identifying where an oil tank might be buried. Determining the exact location of a tank requires a lot of skill—and a lot of equipment, too. Without the right professionals on the job, you might find yourself with numerous holes on the property. Thankfully, we are just a phone call away.
Only the Best in Tank Sweep Services
Clients come to us whenever they need to clear their property of leaking oil tanks and those long-forgotten tanks that only obstruct ongoing construction projects. They come to us because of our state-of-the-art ground radar technology usage, years of unrivaled experience, and more.
Whether you're at the onset of a home building project or a commercial addition, if you're looking to perform a GPR tank sweep on your property, All Jersey Home Inspection can help. Our team uses nothing but the industry's best ground-penetrating radar technology to carefully sweep your property and locate oil and water tanks hidden underground.
If you want to learn more about the importance of GPR tanks sweeps, read on. To schedule an appointment with our experts, reach us by phone or email today.
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Understanding the Importance of Underground Tank Sweeps
There is always more than meets the eye when it comes to a property. As great as property might appear at first, there is always the chance that there are many obstacles hiding in plain sight. One of the most common obstacles is the underground and unused utility tank.
Utility tanks left underground by previous property owners can create an unknown risk for homeowners and business owners. If a water or oil tank leaks underground, it can contaminate the soil and the groundwater, which can be extremely expensive to rectify.
Completing a GPR sweep on your property before you build or buy can prevent these incidents from occurring and save you thousands of dollars and a whole lot of hassle.
If you suspect the presence of an underground tank, or if you want to ensure the safety of your property pre-emptively, we invite you to contact our experts and schedule a fast and reliable sweep today!
Work with the Area's Best GPR Experts
You wouldn’t entrust any part of your home to an amateur, so why should you leave the utility tank sweeping to anyone other than the most sought-after team in the region? With great rates, the promise of quick turnarounds, and detailed reporting, how could you go wrong?
Not only do our experts have years of extensive experience in the industry, but we use nothing but the latest technology when working on your property. It's our goal to provide you with services you can count on, and we'll work hard to deliver you that.
Our team members are also friendly, reliable, and happy to answer your questions when they arise, so please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
Enjoy Great Rates on GPR Tank Sweeps
There are a lot of reasons to work with us. We think that one of the greatest reasons has to do with our pricing. Our thorough services might be a cut above the rest, but that does not mean we charge more than everything else for our high-caliber services. We keep prices competitive. Our client-centered pricing model ensures you can always access our services when you are in need.
At All Jersey Home Inspection, we want to offer our services to as many deserving clients as possible, and that's why we are happy to provide some of the best rates on GPR tank sweeps in the local area. We are proud to play a role in keeping our communities safe by detecting abandoned oil tanks before they can wreak havoc.
If you'd like to receive a cost estimate for your sweep, we invite you to reach us by phone or email at your earliest convenience.
We look forward to working with you.
Expect Excellence When You Work with Our Team
Our team will be happy to offer you visual inspections and GPR inspections. We will come up with a personalized plan to ensure the safety of your property and provide accurate reports. If we come across a tank underground, we can help you remove it promptly and safely.
When you work with our experts, you can also expect fast turnarounds, friendly and knowledgeable personnel, and competitive rates.
Our team is confident that we are the best company offering these specialized services in the local area and we hope to prove ourselves to you.
If you're ready to get the ball rolling, our team is just a phone call away. Reach us to book a consultation at a convenient time.
High-Quality GPR Tank Sweep Services
All Jersey Home Inspection is proud to specialize in GPR tank sweeps. Using ground-penetrating radar (GPR), we help property owners stay safe from underground oil leaks while saving them time, money, and stress. Our state-of-the-art process ensures precise and accurate results for total peace of mind.
Protect yourself with All Jersey Home Inspection today. Call (908) 917-0194 to book an appointment.
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Your Local Leader in GPR Tank Sweeps
Since opening our doors, we’ve established ourselves as the local area’s premier choice for oil tank sweeps. Our industry-leading process has allowed us to provide the quickest and most comprehensive tank sweeps available, helping homeowners near and far stay safe from oil leaks. We’re ensuring everyone stays out of harm’s way—and that all have the peace of mind they deserve.
With our tank sweep services, you can expect:
- Visual inspections
- Ground-penetrating radar inspections
- Probing and detection
- Flexible scheduling
- Competitive rates
- Precise, accurate results
- In-depth inspection reports
- Satisfaction guaranteed
Oil Tank Sweeps
Protect Yourself—and Your Investment
In the state of New Jersey, many properties conceal underground oil tanks once used for heating. These underground storage tanks (UST) are a considerable risk to real estate and the environment, and the government has enacted stringent regulations to minimize the threat they pose.
If you are buying or selling real estate, you must have a tank sweep performed by a trained, licensed, and insured professional like ourselves.
We use the latest non-invasive techniques to ensure a complete sweep of your property. If cleared, you’ll receive a clearance certificate. If we detect an unregulated underground storage tank, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive report detailing our findings, as well as recommendations for your best course of action.
GPR: The Safer, Smarter Choice
All Jersey Home Inspection is committed to providing the latest solutions for home and property inspections. That’s why we’re proud to use GPR (ground-penetrating radar) to perform our oil tank sweeps.
GPR allows us to provide a more comprehensive service in less time. It allows us to perform a complete sweep without digging deep into your backyard, providing a safe and non-destructive inspection.
Many tank sweeps rely on just a metal detector. But metal detectors are notoriously unreliable. Sure, if they detect something, it could be an oil tank. But it could be anything else made of metal.
Our services give you the definitive answer you deserve. Using GPR means we can tell you in certain terms whether you have an underground tank or you don’t. Safer, smarter, simpler: No wonder more and more New Jersey homeowners are turning to us for quality tank sweep services.
Full-Service Tank Inspections for Total Peace of Mind
An unregulated oil tank isn’t just a liability. It’s a ticking time bomb—a threat to home and the earth alike.
Our services give you the peace of mind that can only come with knowing your property is safe from potential oil leaks. We work with diligence and years of experience to ensure all underground storage tanks are found and accounted for. Rest assured: You’re in safe hands with us on the job.
Underground Oil Tank Sweep Service
In the past, many properties relied on underground oil tanks to heat their homes. While this technology is largely outdated and is not used in modern builds, oil tanks still linger beneath many properties. It is tremendously important to know whether an oil tank exists underground and have it removed.
An underground oil tank sweep works to identify oil tanks beneath your property – and if you’d like to invest in one, All Jersey Home Inspection is at your service. Our qualified inspectors have years of extensive experience and the tools to get the job done right.
Reach us at (908) 917-0194 to schedule your appointment today.
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Understanding the Importance of Underground Oil Tank Sweeps
While underground oil tanks were originally thought to reduce the risk of fire, it has become apparent that these appliances are prone to rust, erosion, and failure over time. Antiquated oil tanks left unused have been known to leak, causing significant and expensive damage. Unfortunately, many property buyers are unaware of the existence of underground oil tanks when they purchase their homes and are unpleasantly surprised down the road.
To avoid the many issues and costs associated with underground oil tanks and leaks, buyers are encouraged to invest in a sweep of their property, and that’s where we come in.
Our team can carefully sweep your land and locate oil tanks by checking for signs and sampling soil deposits. If we are successful in finding an oil tank below ground, we can discuss the best way to move forward.
To schedule your property assessment with our experts, we invite you to get in touch by phone or email today.
Discover the Benefits of Hiring All Jersey Home Inspection for Oil Tank Sweeps
With years of experience, our team is proud to have become one of the most trusted oil tank sweeping companies in the area. There are many benefits to working with our professionals. Let’s explore these benefits in a bit more detail.
One of the reasons our clients trust our team is that we always provide factual reports outlining the tank's location and how we recommend removing it. We won’t pressure you to follow through with the removal, but we will make you aware of the risks associated with not doing so.
There are many ways to identify an oil tank without digging underground. Because we have so much experience, our team knows what to look for and will easily flag visual indications that other technicians may overlook.
Our team wants to serve as many deserving clients as possible. That’s why we are proud to offer competitive rates on oil tank sweeps and soil sampling without sacrificing the overall quality of the job.
Finally, our expert team is extremely knowledgeable. Not only can we provide comprehensive sweeps, but we can discuss with you the risks posed by the unit and the best way to go about removing them. We are always more than happy to answer your questions or address any concerns you have. If you do choose to remove the tank, our team won’t delay. We’ll begin making arrangements fast so you can enjoy a safer property sooner.
Work with Our Oil Tank Sweeping Experts
Are you unsure whether or not you have an underground oil tank on your property? If you're eager to find out, we invite you to contact the unbiased and in-depth property inspectors at All Jersey Home Inspection. With our affordable GPR tank sweep services, you'll get all the information you need to move forward with confidence.
Would you like to schedule your no-obligation consultation? If so, contact us at (908) 917-0194 today.
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All Jersey Home Inspection in South Plainfield, New Jersey, offers comprehensive home inspection services that cover everything from the foundation to the rooftop, including all major systems and structural components of a home. Pre-purchase home inspections are vital for prospective home buyers, but it's also becoming more common to request a tank sweep. Our professional home inspectors are also trained to search for undiscovered or undisclosed oil tanks buried beneath the ground. Tank sweeps are becoming increasingly important due to serious financial liability and health concerns over leaking oil tanks that contaminate surrounding soil and groundwater.
What Is An Oil Tank Sweep?
Many gas-heated homes were once heated by oil. Homes built in the early 1900s and up to the mid-1990s may have utilized oil supplied by underground oil tanks. Newer homes that never used heating oil tanks still may have been built on a site where an oil tank was previously buried. An oil tank sweep investigates whether an underground oil tank exists on a particular property using visual cues and subsurface detection instruments. The purpose is to confirm whether a tank exists and its location so it can be assessed and removed. Many abandoned tanks have leaked, which makes removal and the resulting cleanup very costly. Detection is critical before you purchase a property that may have an expensive contamination issue.
Get a Non-Committal Cost Estimate on Oil Tank Inspections
We know we offer the best-value inspection services in town, and we're not afraid to prove it to you with a no-obligation cost estimate. Get in touch with us, and we'll send a certified professional to your doorstep to perform a comprehensive, data-driven oil tank sweep. An oil tank survey can differ from property to property. Since we want to give you a clear idea of what to expect from our services, we always consult with our clients—no strings attached—before booking a service. That way, you'll know precisely what the service will entail, how long it will take, and how much it will cost.
Don't settle for a one-size-fits-all quote. Contact us for a cost estimate customized to your needs.
Our Thorough Tank Sweep Inspections
Here at All Jersey Home Inspection, we are committed to providing our clients with the most authoritative oil tank sweeps possible. When we provide you with our final report, you can rest assured that there will no question whether or not you have an abandoned oil tank buried on your property. We perform a 5-step process that ensures nothing is overlooked or wrongly diagnosed by our team.
Step 1: Visual Inspection
Our trained team of inspectors will perform a complete visual assessment of your property to search for any of the telltale signs of oil tanks. This can include some obvious signs, such as filler pipes or vent pipes, as well as other indicators such as sinkholes in your lawn or patches of dead grass.
Step 2: Metal Detection
We will then use professional metal detectors to search for any traces of metal buried on your property. This will help us find any possible areas where abandoned tanks might be and provide us with a good starting point for the rest of the inspection.
Step 3: Line Tracing
The next stage in our process involves electromagnetic tracing to follow any potential fuel lines or vent pipes. We will start at any visible lines or pipes on your property and use our advanced equipment to follow them to their endpoints, helping us uncover the location of where any unused tanks would be.
Step 4: Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
Once we have determined all of the possible oil tanks on your property, we will perform a thorough GPR sweep of your property with our professional tools. This allows us to measure the shape and size of the object underground to determine if it is a tank or just debris.
Step 5: Rod Probing
The final step in the process will be inserting a rod into the area where we have found a tank to determine the material it is made of and how deep it is.
Trustworthy Oil Sweep Inspection Reports
Once we have complete confidence in our findings, we will provide you with all of the information you need to feel safe regarding your property. Whether or not we find any oil tanks, you will be able to take the next required steps without any doubts.
Tank Sweeps for All Properties
Our qualified team of property inspectors can provide thorough GPR tank sweeps for both residential and commercial properties. No matter how large or complex your real estate may be, you can count on us for an accurate report on any potential abandoned oil tanks. Combined with our consistent history of success, you should always feel confident when you hire us.
Affordable Tank Sweep Costs
We aim to provide our clients with budget-friendly solutions for their oil tank sweeps. On top of providing valuable peace of mind and insurance savings, our reasonably-priced inspections allow you to get an accurate reading of your property without straining your finances. When you factor in the money you will save on potential environmental cleanup costs down the line, our sweeps are certainly a great investment.
Scheduling a Tank Sweep: Why It's Important
Did you know that a buried oil tank on your property might diminish your property’s value? It is true. While many homeowners discover this information at the last minute, there are those who let an independent inspector find out for them. When they find out their home has an oil tank beneath the surface, they can take actionable steps to rectify the situation. The sooner an old oil tank is removed from the property, the sooner the property’s value can increase.
While some sellers might not disclose the fact there's an abandoned underground oil tank on the property, some sellers are simply not aware one exists. In many cases, there's no documentation of the tank's existence once the home has been converted to a different heating source and system. We recommend tank sweeps for prospective home buyers to avoid significant risks, including:
- Banks and mortgage companies may not approve your home loan without a tank sweep.
- Mortgage lenders won't approve loans on properties with underground storage tanks.
- Property owners may face thousands of dollars in cleanup costs and even more in soil remediation.
- Homes with buried oil tanks lose value and are difficult to sell.
- Empty tanks not properly backfilled can collapse and create dangerous sinkholes.
- Leaks from underground tanks often produce vapors that can lead to combustion and fire after entering the home.
- Leaks that impact nearby soil, groundwater, aquifers and water supplies can lead to millions of dollars in cleanup and soil disposal.
- Heating oil contains numerous carcinogenic ingredients, which pose serious health risks to anyone in the vicinity.
After years of being buried, it's not a question of if the oil tank will leak but when. Corrosion will eat away at the tank and if it's not already leaking, it will eventually. Let us give you peace of mind with a tank sweep to determine whether a property hides a dangerous secret.
Ultimately, undetected oil tanks pose a significant financial and health liability. Before purchasing any property, we highly recommend hiring a licensed, experienced inspector to survey the perimeter.
Choosing an Inspector: Why use us?
Over the years, we have established ourselves as leaders in our field. Homeowners refer us to their friends, and our professional peers have great respect for us. One glimpse into how we work, and it will be easy to understand why.
We use the best technology and a 5-step method to detect oil tanks and sewer tanks too. With over 15 years of experience we have trained eyes and knowledge of what clues to look for and where tanks are located. All Jersey Home Inspection is fully insured including pollution liability coverage. When it comes to your property, working with insured professionals is of the utmost importance.
Most companies site out multiple limitations to the sweep including patios and walkways with metal rebar. The metal rebar acts as interference to the metal detector. Therefore, All Jersey Home Inspection uses GPR. GPR can penetrate beyond the metal rebar and take images from beneath, thus avoiding a limited sweep. GPR can also be used to further identify if a metallic anomaly is a tank or random buried metal. In some cases, an exploratory dig may be necessary, and All Jersey Home Inspection can handle this as well for an additional fee.
Our GPR equipment is state-of-the-art. We've invested tens of thousands of dollars in our technology to ensure our results are precise, accurate, and consistent. What's more, we routinely care for all our in-house GPR systems according to manufacturer maintenance instructions. That way, on every inspection call, you can be confident your report is chock-full of high-quality, accurate data.
Methodology Used for GPR Tank Sweeps
Many homeowners and buyers are unsure what to expect from the tank sweep process. Some homeowners dread calling inspectors because they imagine excavation equipment and large messes. Rest assured, our approach is much less invasive than that. There is more than one way to identify an undisclosed oil tank on a property, and we take the most efficient and least invasive approach possible.
Being homeowners ourselves, we understand how important trust is in our line of work. Homeowners want to know that they’re working with unbiased professionals for all their home inspection needs. As an independent, inspection-only company, we only have one objective: to determine whether or not you have an unidentified oil tank on your property.
At our inspection company, we do our due diligence to make your tank sweep as comprehensive as possible. We are an inspection-only company, meaning our professionals have no incentive to locate or not locate a tank. We are unbiased technicians who perform industry-leading inspections and let the data speak for itself. All Jersey Home Inspection employs 5 methods to perform a tank sweep. The steps are:
- Visual inspection
- Metal detection
- GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar)
- Electromagnetic tracing of exposed oil lines
Our technicians are fully trained and experienced in the inspection industry. We cover all of New Jersey, and we're happy to discuss any issues we discover with you. Contact us at 908-917-0194 to schedule and help ensure you won't inherit any unsuspected issues.
Tank Sweep Process
Most oil tanks are within a few feet of a home's foundation. The components associated with an underground oil tank leave evidence, such as vent and fill piping, tubing and gauges. We begin the tank sweep process with a visual inspection to search for this evidence both outside and inside the home. Our technicians are trained to identify these components and attempt to trace them back to the location of the tank. Although the tank may have already been removed, these components may remain and so can contamination if the site wasn't properly cleaned up following removal.
The next step is a subsurface detection scan using specialized equipment. We scan the entire surface area of the property and see if the equipment detects the presence of a mass consistent with the size of an underground storage tank. Because tanks are metal, homeowners may mistakenly think they can search for them with a standard metal detector. However, these devices lack the depth range required to detect the tank. Furthermore, these detectors are going to pick up underground pipes and other buried metal that will only confuse an untrained individual. Once we complete our tank sweep, we provide you with a detailed report that covers all our findings.
Your Tank Sweep Report
The strength of our services depends on the quality of our written reports. The report is what you can show to insurance providers, prospective home buyers, and other people of interest. It is important that the sweep’s written findings be as accurate and comprehensible as possible. Thankfully, the detail-oriented approach comes naturally to our inspectors.
Your report will be a 100% unbiased, thorough overview of our inspection process and findings. When we say thorough, we mean it. You can count on our inspectors to present you with all our data and photographic evidence in an official format that you can present to your mortgage or insurance provider or use in future real estate transactions. If you have any questions about your inspection report, our communication lines are wide open. We'll gladly go through your report with you, page by page, so that you fully understand the results.
In the event that our sweep detects an underground storage tank, you can rely on us to connect you with reputable local contractors to set up the removal and remediation process. While we don't perform removal services ourselves, as industry professionals, we're well-informed on what steps need to be taken.
Rapid GPR Results
In the age of on-demand services, people don’t just want something done quickly—they want it done properly too. Homeowners don’t think that is too much to ask. Luckily, neither do we.
We recognize that in the real estate market, things move quickly. When you book a tank sweep, you want the results ASAP. As a full-service property inspector, we partner with individual buyers, sellers, and real estate representatives, and all of them appreciate our commitment to speedy turnarounds. As soon as we've collected our GPR data, we'll assemble it into an official report in the shortest delay.
A standard tank sweep only takes about an hour to complete, and typically, we can procure the report within a day or two after the inspection has taken place. Rest assured, one hour is more than enough time for us to carry out our duties in a swift and proficient manner.
Sweep Before You Buy
When it comes to buying a home, it is important to make decisions wisely. Rather than rush into a new investment, seek the services of a property inspector. Rather than simply choosing the first inspector that you come across, work with us. In little time, you’ll discover exactly how we’ve ascended the ranks in our industry.
If you're in the market for a new home or considering selling your current home, conduct a tank sweep for your protection. We've built a reputation for reliable service, including oil tank sweeps you can count on. Our knowledgeable technicians service all of New Jersey, so contact us at 908-917-0194 to schedule your tank sweep today.