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Eric Sawicki, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA

What's the best way to deal with an unused underground heating oil tank?

Asked by Eric Sawicki, Newton, MA Mon Apr 7, 2014

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I would have it removed immediately. Tanks decay and leak and can cause a much larger problem if left unchecked. Consult with the appropriate professional to get it removed.
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In my town the fire dept. keeps a record of oil tanks that have been removed. Check with your town who they suggest to remove and have a soil sample done to show the soil is clean. That is the most important part.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 8, 2014

My recommendation is to speak with the local fire dept and see what they suggest.

Many times the tank is removed. Also it could be filled with cement.

It is vital that you have it dealt with as a unused tank that has any oil in it and if it decay's, will make the price of the home look cheap compared to the environmental clean up bill.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 7, 2014
Turn it into a home for chipmunks and squirrels
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