Certified Tank Sweep Inspections
When purchasing a home, it is important to understand what is not visible; especially what might be present below ground. An oil tank inspection or tank sweep inspection provides insight if objects similar in size to that of an underground storage tank exist on the property. Having this useful information can save you thousands of dollars prior to taking ownership.
A site-specific scan to locate buried underground oil storage tanks uses various types of procedures and equipment. First, a visual scan of the property is completed to locate utilities, patchwork at foundation walls, discoloration at flue pipes, copper lines on the interior/exterior, vent/fill pipes, and any other identification items commonly used in oil tank searches. In addition to a visible scan, a magnetometer is used to scan approximately 6 feet below the ground. Two types of equipment will be used, including a Fisher TW-6 Cable and Pipe Locator and then a Schonstedt Maggie Magnetic Locator. These types of equipment are designed to locate ferrous metals beneath the earth’s surface.
The service includes:
-A visual scan noting patchwork, copper lines, fill/vent pipes, discoloration, and any other evidence that may suggest signs of a past oil storage tank.
-Use of a Magnetometer to include a sweep of the grounds in a grid pattern.
-A written report detailing all findings
Bergen County NJ Tank Sweep Inspector Qualifications
We take the necessary education and experience seriously at Veriguard Home Inspections. Here are our inspection qualifications:
- Certified NJ Home Inspector Lic: 24GI0014750
- NJDEP Radon Technician Lic: MET13515
- Commercial Pesticide Applicator 58067B
- IAC Indoor Air Consultants IAC2-04-9127
Why Veriguard Home Inspections?
We offer the most experienced inspection services to the Hackensack and Bergen County NJ areas. These include certified home inspections, pre-listing inspections, re-inspections, mold inspections, termite inspections, radon inspections, and new construction inspections.
Veriguard Home Inspections is also perfectly capable of scheduling and coordinating specialized third-party inspection services such as Pool Inspection, Asbestos Testing, and Lead Testing. We can arrange for these services to take place on the same day as your home inspection, saving you from the headache of having to coordinate several different specialists yourself. Contact us today to request an inspection!