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Essex County Oil Tank Removal

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If your tank was installed before 1980, you could be in trouble.

You’ve lived in Bloomfield since the seventies, raised a family and now enjoy a comfortable life with neighbors you know well.

Maybe you’re a newlywed couple looking at property in West Orange or Belleville.

Well, if a house in these towns or any close neighborhoods has an Essex County oil tank on its property installed in 1980 or before, it could be leaking chemicals into the soil, air and groundwater.

These old tanks are built of bare steel fabrication and are susceptible to corrosion… and corrosion leads to spills and leaks.

Whether the tank is an UST (underground storage tank) above it or in a place inaccessible, removal, clean-up (remediation) or abandonment (cutting, opening and cleaning the tank then filling it with inert materials) should only ever be done by an experienced crew. If you are looking to sell-or buy-your home, your tank removal might be a pressing issue as well.

Call on Steve Rich Environmental to take the necessary steps in seeing your Essex County property rendered safe through professional New Jersey oil tank removal and testing procedures.

We’ve worked hard over the past decades attending to the many issues oil tanks can bring a homeowner. Priding ourselves on time-efficient expert assessments of any situation and seeing a cost effective solution through to conclusion, Steve Rich Environmental has seen the safe removal, remediation, abandonment of many tanks in the Essex County area.

Our customers have received millions of dollars from grant funds because of our exemplary work and we’ve never been denied grant approval.
We also have cultivated a solid relationship with both the NJDEP (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection) and insurance companies handling properties in Newark, Montclair and all the other towns and cities of Essex County. Our customers have received millions of dollars from grant funds because of our exemplary work and we’ve never been denied grant approval.

Our steps to oil tank service begin with

  • Locating and testing of your Essex County UST or above ground tank and its system.
  • Sampling soil and groundwater for contaminants.
  • Presenting a plan of action for removal, remediation or abandonment of the oil tank to the homeowner.

Through our acumen and insight you can decide the best cost-effective measure to assure your property is rendered safe for you and your family, or even for the family you might be selling your home to. Agreeing on a strategy with Steve Rich Environmental, we then:

  • Excavate and remove your tank and its systems.
  • Commence complete abandon of the tank.
  • Remediate soil.
  • Install new tanks and systems.

And Steve Rich Environmental sees you through the final steps by:

  • Completing and submitting necessary permit applications to local Essex County agencies.
  • Providing detailed tank ‘closure’ documentation in keeping with NJDEP guidelines.
  • Helping homeowners facilitate expert grants and loans.
  • Aiding real estate brokers with expert assessments of oil tank issues between buyer and seller.

Contact Steve Rich Environmental today to find out more about the specific steps to oil tank removal/remediation and replacement for your East Orange, Livingston, Nutley or any other Essex County residence.

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Based on 101 reviews
William Heyman
William Heyman
January 3, 2024
Very helpful, friendly and the price was reasonable. Great staff! Would highly recommend them
Pedro Junior
Pedro Junior
December 16, 2023
They did a fast and great job removing oil tank with no problems , you guys are they best
Cristin Burtis
Cristin Burtis
December 7, 2023
I had an excellent experience with this company. They performed the work on time and communicated every step of the way. I highly recommend them.
Deb Skawinski
Deb Skawinski
November 28, 2023
A special thank you to an amazing team from Steve Rich Environmental who helped from the time of estimate until completion of the project. A special shout out to Louis and Mark who worked so hard and so professionally to complete the job . With gratitude and appreciation ..
Scott A
Scott A
November 13, 2023
Steve Rich is a great group of professionals that make a messy job less stressful. They took care of two of my commercial properties. One was an easy oil tank removal and the other was not so easy. There was remediation work that needed to be done and there were many people that they needed to coordinate with including PSEG, county and city departments, as well as the tenants of the buildings. They did it all with the upmost competency and professionalism. Everything was always explained and reviewed with me and even the owner came to the job site for a meeting. Suzanne took great care of our remediation and educated us along the way so we never had a doubt this was being done correctly. If I could give them 6 stars I would. I highly recommend them for any job, commercial or residential.
Laurie Reid
Laurie Reid
November 6, 2023
Steve Rich Environmental Contractors were a dream to work with. Glenn Fisher made everything so easy and the workers the day of were extremely polite and professional. Would highly recommend.
Kathy Gonzales
Kathy Gonzales
October 3, 2023
I received the recommendation for Steve Rich and Associates, Inc. from a friend who raved about their service. My first contact was during the weekend and online. Steve called me back on the next work day. And from there everything was clearly explained. All my questions were answered. Steve and his office had everything organized. The permit came in a timely manner. PSE&G labeled the gas and water lines. Everything was taken care of. The day of the oil tank removal went smoothly. All work was done neatly. A tarp was put out to collect the dirt. The hole that was dug was precise and just the size needed to remove the tank. The crew that came walked me though the process and answered all my questions. It was arranged for PSE&G to be there to make sure none of the digging for the oil tank was done around the gas line. The whole process could not have been easier. I wholeheartedly recommend this company for removal of an underground oil tank. And bonus!!! My oil tank was intact and had no signs of contamination in the soil.
Karin D
Karin D
September 8, 2023
I recently had to have an underground oil tank removed for a sale of a home. Everyone of their staff members, and I dealt with quite a few people were exceptional. They assisted me promptly. They were professional, courteous, and fair with their pricing. All around a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them.
Devin Pendergast
Devin Pendergast
August 23, 2023
I reached out to Steve Rich for our oil tank removal - we were selling our house, and needed to have it removed. The service from Steve Rich is great, and easy and to the point. Their prices were better than 2 other companies I reached out to, and Glenn responded to my inquiry super fast. They also helped guide me for getting the permit. Glenn helped answer all my questions, and we were able to get a schedule pinned down in about a week (it depends on your town), but everything went smooth, and Glenn sent the completed paperwork the next day to ensure we could move forward with the sale. The actual extraction was super smooth. Danny was the excavator, and he used a detector and found exactly where the tank was, and they were done in just a few hours. Overall, great experience for something so intimidating. Much easier than I expected, and better price than the others I reached out to. Recommended for Passaic county and wherever else they might serve in the NE.
August 4, 2023