Residential Oil Tank Removal in Florida
Home heating oil is an efficient and convenient way to heat a home, but if an old tank is left behind on a property, it must be removed to protect the environment and the value of the home. Whether you are replacing an older tank or you are converting to another fuel source, you can count on our team at Greens Energy Services for help removing your underground oil tank.
Our company has been serving Florida for over 65 years, providing commercial fuel services, fuel delivery services, home heating oil, fuel tank services, and more. We offer residential oil tank removal in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and the surrounding areas. With our expert team and our dedication to quality, you can count on us for reliable, professional results.
Do you need an underground fuel tank removed in Central Florida? Call Greens Energy at 407-917-3759 or contact us online to speak with our experts today!
Why Tank Removal Is Necessary in Orlando & Fort Lauderdale
In the past, many home heating oil tanks were located underground, eliminating an eyesore and freeing yard space for other purposes. But with their steel construction, it was only a matter of time before they began to leak, creating significant environmental damage.
Whether you heat with home heating oil or not, it is possible that an old tank exists on your property. If so, it is essential that it is removed due to the likelihood of it leaking now or in the future. Additionally, it is now illegal in Florida to have an underground tank in a residential area, and many lenders will refuse to grant a mortgage to a property that has one.
Signs That You May Have an Underground Fuel Tank
Home heating oil tanks were often abandoned in place, leaving an undesired surprise for future homeowners. Here are a few telltale signs that you may have an underground oil tank at your Florida home:
- Exterior fill or vent pipes – Underground oil tanks require both a fill and vent pipe to work properly. If you notice unused pipes outside near the foundation, you may have an underground oil tank.
- Vent or fill pipes in the basement – Homes with basements may have vent and fill pipes on the floor or wall, indicating a tank below the slab or just outside the foundation.
- Fuel lines – If there are old copper fuel lines coming into your home or basement, an underground tank may be present.
For more tips on locating underground oil tanks at your Florida home, talk to our team today.
Oil Tank Removal and Mortgage Approvals
The presence of underground storage tanks can create one more task to complete before a lender approves a home loan. Because of the potential for pollution and environmental damage to the home and property, many lenders will require the removal of the tank before they will approve the loan.
The older the tank, the more likely it is to corrode. This is especially true with tanks installed before 1985 because these tanks were made of bare steel. However, many lenders won’t make this distinction and will often require removal regardless of when the tank was installed.
Our removal teams help clients secure the proper permits for removing the tank. We will also perform a full site assessment to determine whether there were any leaks. We thoroughly document every stage of the oil tank removal process and provide our findings to our clients for presentation to the lender. While tank removal can be completed in just a few hours, it can take several days or more to receive the results of soil samples to confirm the soil is free from any pollution from the tank.
We generally recommend the removal of old oil tanks from your property. Without knowing all the specifics of the tank, installation, etc., it is a potentially costly environmental hazard that is just not worth the long-term headache. If a tank is needed, it is often best to install a new one before you move into the property.
Contact Greens Energy at (407) 917-3759 for more information about oil tank removal and mortgage approvals. It’s our pleasure to answer your questions and tell you about the steps we take to ensure your tank is properly removed from your Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, or Belle Isle, Florida property.
Residential Oil Tank Removal in Central Florida
When you need an expert to safely remove a home heating oil tank at your Florida home, talk to our team at Greens Energy. We are completely licensed, insured, and certified for fuel tank removal, and we can safely excavate the fuel tank, pipes, and any contaminated soil. We have all the equipment necessary for underground tank removal in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, or the surrounding areas, and we also offer new fuel tank installations if you plan to replace the tank with a leak-free, above-ground version.
To request a quote for a fuel tank removal in the Orlando area, contact our team today.
Schedule Fuel Tank Removal in Orlando & Fort Lauderdale
For expert fuel tank removal anywhere in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, or Central Florida, choose our professionals at Greens Energy Services. We are here to help with all your residential or commercial fuel delivery needs.
Call 407-917-3759 today or contact us online to request a fuel tank removal in Central Florida!