This service is to verify if there are any undisclosed underground storage tanks at a property utilizing the Fisher model TW6 Inductor locater, which is capable of locating buried metallic objects to a depth of 6ft
Testing for water in an oil tank (above ground or buried) is simple and can be done by any service person. Tank testing methods for oil leaks or for the risk of oil leakage vary in risk to the tank, cost, invasiveness, length of time to complete, and more.
In addition to oil tank inspection, oil piping inspection, and oil tank testing to “pass” or “fail” an oil storage tank, more sophisticated tests are available to assess the chances that an existing heating oil storage tank has leaked or is likely to have a serious leak soon.
Following are some of the methods used
Low-psi oil tank pressure-testing
When a property owner needs an underground storage tank (UST) tested (tank investigated) to satisfy an agreement of sale in a real estate transaction, soil boring around the tank (UST) is the recommended course of action.
This method of tank or soil investigation, tests the soil around the tank or the former tank area for the presence of heating oil.
This method will not damage the tank or the landscaping.Test methods are effective in identifying soil contamination resulting from a leaking UST, surface spill, or previously removed leaking tank system.
All soil testing personnel strictly adhere to state and federal guidelines for extracting and testing soil surrounding underground storage tanks.
Safe & Reliable Testing Process
Our technicians will locate buried tanks using special underground storage tank magnetic locators. This will pinpoint the outline of the tank’s structure and identify the area where soil should be tested.
Thorough Sampling and Lab Testing Ensure Accuracy
We advise our clients to test the soil on all 4 sides of the underground tank.
Corroding tanks will often discharge heating oil from only one side of the metal tank. If this is the case and soil is tested from the side that is not leaking the evaluation would not detect the soil contamination, putting you and your home at risk.
We have the right tools and proven methodology to perform water removal utilizing tank sweep techniques to keep your business in service with very less down time.
Remove water, bacteria and scale deposits from storage tanks.
Clean sumps and manholes
Remove contaminants and liquids
The purpose for the soil inspection is to check for any contamination pertaining to fuel oil by sampling the tank’s surrounding soil.
This test method is used to verify the integrity of the tank as well as its associated piping.
E.P.S. utilizes the brad estabrooks ezy 3 locator plus non volumetric test method, which is capable of detecting a.1 gallon per hour leak with a 95% probability of detection.
This tested method has been certified from the E.P.A. for use in testing underground storage tanks.
Results can also be provided the same day.