When was the last time you had a petroleum tank inspection performed on your Fairfax, VA property? If you’re struggling to remember the date, then it’s probably safe to assume that it’s time and give our office a call to schedule one.
We recommend having your tank inspected once a year to be sure that it’s in good condition and not leaking. You know how expensive filling your tank can be in preparation for the long, cold winter months and if you have a leak, then your hard-earned money is literally leaching into the ground. Not only is that expensive, but it’s also contaminating your land and creating a health hazard that could put you and your family at risk.
An annual petroleum tank inspection on your Fairfax, VA property will save you money and give you greater peace of mind and one less thing to worry about. That’s a win on two fronts for you.
It’s also worth mentioning that if you’ve recently purchased an older home, you may have an underground fuel storage tank and not even be aware of it. While many residential fuel tanks are aboveground, some are buried. If you don’t know and aren’t sure, we’d be happy to conduct an underground storage tank survey on your property for free. Then, if we find one, we’ll be happy to inspect it for you for a modest additional fee.
When we complete our petroleum tank inspection on your Fairfax, VA property, we’ll have one of two things to report back to you. Either the tank is fine and there are no leaks or the integrity of the tank has been compromised. If there are no problems with the tank, we recommend the following in terms of next steps:
- Let us put you on an annual inspection schedule so that your future tank inspections are automatic
- Allow us to install a small monitoring pipe beside your fuel tank
- Be sure to check your fuel filters for the presence of water twice a year
- Keep your fuel tank completely filled year-round in order to reduce the risk of condensation
- Keep detailed records of your fuel consumption and purchases
- And if you begin noticing fuel odors, be sure to give our office a call right away!
If our inspection reveals that your tank is leaking, here’s what happens next:
- You’ll need to report the leak to the state’s Department of Environmental Quality within 24 hours
- Contract with us to manage the removal of the damaged tank
- Contract with us to manage the remediation process, which includes cleaning up any significant contamination and restoring your property to its original condition
- And have us continue to represent you, working with regulatory agencies until your case is closed.
We’ve been proudly serving the region for years and would be honored to be your partners, working with you to ensure that the tank you rely on to stay warm all winter long provides you with years of hassle-free service. Call us today.