Buried Oil Tank!!… What the Heck do You Do Now?

October 26, 2017 | Environmental Services

In thousands of houses around town, there is a monster waiting underground to leap out and eat your real estate deal. That monster is known as the buried oil tank!Popular from the founding of Florida until the 1960’s, oil furnaces were a great way to make heat. They made your home toasty warm, responded fast to the thermostat, and fuel oil was cheap.With the development of the electric heat pump, the oil crisis of the 1970’s, and increasing concerns about the environment, fuel oil as a home-heating source in Florida fell rapidly from popularity. Today it is rare to find a home in Jacksonville that is heated by fuel oil. Most oil-fired furnaces have been replaced by electric heat pumps or in pockets of town – natural gas.Removing the old furnace was the easy part. The more difficult issue was what to do with the onsite oil storage tank? The … Continued

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