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Frequently Asked Residential Underground Oil Tank Search Questions - Answered By Brink's Tank & Environmental Services

Is The Staff At Brink's Trained To Perform Oil Tank Searches?

Of course! Our staff consists of highly qualified oil tank specialists who have been trained to find, examine, and extract oil tanks from residential and commercial properties.

What Tools Do You Use To Complete Your Oil Tank Search?

During an oil tank sweep, trained specialists from our team will use a variety of subsurface locating equipment, including inductive metal detectors and Ground Penetrating Radar. Afterwards, we will provide you with a report of our findings, including any necessary recommendations.

How Does Your Equipment Locate Underground Oil Tanks?

The overwhelming majority of residential underground heating oil tanks are steel vessels roughly 2’-3’ deep and follow a standardized design with predictable shape and dimensions. Using our equipment we search for readings which fit the profile of an underground heating oil tank. This comes in the form of high metallic readings obtain with a metal detector or a visual readout whose shape and size matches those of a tank on the Ground Penetrating Radar.

Do You Need Interior Access In Order To Conduct An Oil Tank Search?

Yes. A critical part of the tank search process is inspecting the interior of the structure for evidence of oil supply lines. Additionally, while rare, it is possible that a tank may be present underneath a slab or crawlspace. Interior access is essential to ensure a thorough and complete inspection.

Will You Find The Tank On Your Primary Visit?

While Brink’s prides itself on the wide array of subsurface location equipment at our disposal, as well as the expertise of our technicians, some factors may be present at the property in question which may inhibit our ability to obtain conclusive results immediately. Certain obstructions, such as cars present in the driveway, prevent the proper operation of the equipment and may need to be removed such that these areas can be reinspected at a later date.

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