Oil tank Sweep Inspection | Homes Near Bergen & Hudson County NJ Inspection

Oil tank sweep inspections are a vital part of preventing oil spills. A professional company such as Villa Home Inspections can provide these services for you with the latest equipment available, ensuring that your tanks remain safe and secure from leaks or other hazards. To ensure that New Jersey and New York are clean and guarantee that your family is safe in your new home.

At Villa Home Inspections, we believe every tank before the winter months to ensure there is sufficient fuel left for your family’s needs. After inspecting each and every storage area, we will recommend any adjustments that need to take place in order to increase safety measures when storing oil tanks during cold seasons.

The most important part of maintaining an oil tank is the inspection. The mechanics will inspect for impurities in order to maintain the safety and integrity of your tank, as well as make sure it is clean enough to store fuel without contamination or damage. It is more common to have an oil tank at home than a gas one, so the use of crude petroleum in homes for heating will never be as efficient. There are many things to consider when installing a home oil tank. For instance, the temperature of your climate determines which type you need or if you even want one at all.

The danger of an oil tank

Hidden underground oil tanks can be a significant financial liability when buying a home. Even if no signs point to the home ever having had an underground oil tank, a tank sweep of the property is recommended, especially in older homes. For minimal cost, an oil tank sweep can potentially save thousands upon thousands of dollars in soil clean-up if a previously undisclosed heating oil tank is discovered during the sweep.

Many homeowners don’t know that there is more than just heating efficiency in their homes. They could be making better use of an installed oil tank- it also provides hot water for showers and other services as well!

 

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NJ Home Inspection Checklist for Buyers

If you’re about to buy a home in New Jersey, this home inspection checklist will help you understand what a home inspector is looking for during the inspection.

Included are some basic things we look at while inspecting a property. Use this home inspection checklist as your guide:

  • Attic: Adequate ventilation, water leaks from roof.
  • Basement: Water leakage, musty smell.
  • Ceilings, walls, and moldings: Loose pieces, drywall that is pulling away
  • Doors and Windows: Loose or tight fits, condition of locks, condition of weather-stripping
  • Driveways/Sidewalks: Cracks, heaving pavement, crumbling near edges, stains
  • Electrical: Condition of fuse box/circuit breakers, number of outlets in each room.
  • Exterior Brick: Cracked bricks or mortar pulling away from bricks
  • Foundations: Cracks or water seepage
  • Furnace/Air Conditioning: Look for age, energy rating; Furnaces are rated by annual fuel utilization efficiency; the higher the rating, the lower your fuel costs.
  • Garage: Exterior in good repair; condition of floor—cracks, stains, etc.; condition of door mechanism.
  • Insulation: Adequate rating for the climate
  • Plumbing: Poor water pressure, banging pipes, rust spots or corrosion that indicate leaks, sufficient insulation.
  • Porch/Deck: Loose railings or step, rot.
  • Roof: Age, conditions of flashing, pooling water, buckled shingles, or loose gutters and downspouts
  • Siding: Dents or buckling
  • Water Heater: Look for age, size adequate for house, speed of recovery, energy rating.

*Important: Using a checklist is not a suggestion for you NOT to hire an experienced and certified home inspector. You should always hire a licensed and professional NJ home inspector to conduct your property inspection.

At Villa Home Inspections, it’s our goal to provide your with the most comprehensive inspection.

Schedule Your NJ Home Inspection Now:
201-927-3163

Checkout our other services:

Oil Tank Sweep | Video Sewer Inspection | Condo & Coop Inspections | Maintenance Inspection