Serving Northern Virgina / Washington DC Metro Area Customers Since 1987
Homeowners not using an old petroleum tank must consider the best way to decommission the petroleum tank: removal or abandonment.
Petroleum tank abandonment requires multiple steps, such as:
In most cases, it is more cost effective to have petroleum tank removal in Northern Virginia. The Commonwealth's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has a fund for petroleum tank removal that will reimburse most of those costs.
Removing an oil tank will get rid of the entire structure from the ground which means there will be no question as to whether the oil tank was abandoned properly. This is especially important if you plan to sell your property in the future. Most mortgage lenders will not issue a mortgage for a home with an abandoned petroleum tank. Buyers are hesitant to buy homes with an abandoned petroleum tank, and because of that homes with abandoned petroleum tanks usually sell for much less than those that had petroleum tank removal in Northern Virginia.
For more information on petroleum tank removal in Northern Virginia or to discuss other solutions to an oil tank on your property including petroleum tank removal, please contact SES. Serving Northern Virginia and Washington DC residential and commercial markets since 1987, SES specializes in testing and safely removing above- and below-ground petroleum tanks.
SES is one of only three businesses to be licensed as a Responsible Management Entity. Loudoun County Virginia was the first in the Nation to establish requirements for an RME based on EPA recommendations. SES manages several communities required to have an RME.