Exploratory Digs

Exploratory Digs Are Considered A Scam

Tank Sweep

Exploratory Digs

When a tank sweep is performed on a property, field technicians are looking for several indications that an underground heating oil tank exists including:

  • Scan of the 30′ perimeter around the home
  • Fuel lines
  • Vent pipes
  • Fill pipes

These factors should all determine whether or not an oil tank is located underground. Exploratory Digs are most likely recommended after a tank sweep in cases where a company is trying to up-charge an unnecessary service. When a Tank Sweep company suggests an exploratory dig because they are “unsure” or found a “metallic anomaly”, DO NOT move forward with their services. Tank sweeps are specifically designed to detect if a tank is in the ground or not. If your tank sweep company can’t answer that, why would you pay for it? ‘Exploratory Dig’ is a term used by companies to take your money when they already know if it is a tank or not.

Are you concerned about the existence of an underground heating oil tank on your property?

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ATS will provide 100% guarantee a located oil tank or not. We want to help you have the best experience. ATS can provide peace of mind to homeowners, buyers and realtors. Contact us today for more information.

Areas covered by this service
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)

Why Use ATS For This Service

Tank Testing

Our field technicians have extensive training and field experience.

Tank Testing
Certification and Licensing

ATS holds all required certifications and licensing.

Tank Testing
Step by Step

Our staff will walk you through each step of the environmental testing process.

Underground Oil Tank Inspections

Comprehensive inspections for underground storage tanks, heating oil tanks and aboveground storage tanks.

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Soil Testing

The most comprehensive soil testing method in the industry.

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Tank Sweep

An undetected underground tank can cause serious damage to a property. Don't be caught unaware, let ATS locate your hidden tanks!

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Tank Insurance

Protect yourself against major expenses caused by a defective tank.

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We hired ATS to do an exploratory dig after a different company suspected a UST in our backyard. ATS arrived early to our appointment (the only contractor to do so!) and performed their own sweep. They determined with 99% certainty that there was in fact no tank, and were open about that fact, offering to not dig and not charge us! That candor was most appreciated. I still had them dig, and sure enough, there was nothing there. Very professional and personable, would definitely recommend.

T. Mastic, New Jersey

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ATS Environmental is the holder of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection state contract.

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