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What can Your Agent Help You With: Oil Tank Inspection

Updated: Jul 4, 2023

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You’ve heard that it takes a village to raise a child. At EXP, we also say that it takes a team to sell your home.

When you hire an EXP agent, you’re also hiring an entire team of experienced real estate professionals. Our agents have an average 15+ years of full-service real estate experience. In that time, they’ve developed relationships with many of the area’s top service professionals.

In our “What can Your Agent Help You With?” series, we’re covering 15 services that your agent can help you accomplish before listing your home on the market. Today’s topic: Oil Tank Inspections.


Your Agent can Help You Check Your Oil Tank

After a long season of heating your home, spring can be the best of time the year to have your oil tank inspected. Oil tank specialists are more likely to be able to accommodate your schedule. And should extensive replacements need to be made, you won’t suffer from the cold while they’re being done.

Buyers have many questions surrounding underground storage tanks (USTs), as well as aboveground storage tanks (ASTs). If you’re considering selling your home this spring, tackling any oil tank issues could give your home the edge it needs in our competitive real estate market.

Your real estate agent can help you find a licensed oil tank professional who will do a great job without breaking the bank.


What Services do Professional Oil Tank Inspectors Offer?

Oil tank specialists can offer a wide variety of services for your AST or UST. Depending on the needs for your home, you could find a company that offers:

  • Visual site inspections.

  • Location finding of underground storage tanks.

  • Determination and explanation of tank contents.

  • Ultrasonic Thickness Tests (UTT).

  • Soil contamination assessment.

  • Underground oil tank removal and soil excavation.

  • Approximate tank life expectancy summaries.

Do I Really Need to Service My Oil Tank?

There’s a full checklist of things you can do to inspect your own aboveground storage tank. But whether you have an AST or UST, regular maintenance by a licensed professional can save you money on fuel costs in the short run and potential big headaches in the long run. Most importantly, regular site inspections can help protect you from the potential risks of legal and financial liability that come from petroleum leakage.

Qualified oil tank inspectors are fully licensed by the state. They have the skill and equipment to tackle your needs quickly and efficiently. But don’t forget—Your oil tank inspector should also be an expert in your local community.

It’s easy to do a quick internet search for oil tank inspectors in North Carolina. But why worry whether you’re hiring the best in town when you can be sure?

Need a reliable oil tank inspector? Ask your agent for recommendations!


Begin the Plan for Your Home Sale Today!

In any real estate transaction, it takes an expert team to get you where you want to go. When you, your agent, area service professionals, and the entire EXP team work together, you are more likely to sell for top dollar.


All real estate is local. In order to make confident real estate decisions, we believe it is important for you to have timely and neighborhood-specific information. If you would like more information about buying a home in NC, our experts at EXP Realty are here to help. Contact us today to speak with a EXP agent about buying homes or land in North Carolina.

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