smithwillas posted a blog entry in Eco home improvementAs a business owner working to increase revenue and provide a safe place for employees in the beautiful state of New Jersey, you need to take a number of things into account. The one we will address here is a low-cost way to invest in providing safe working conditions for your people. New Jersey is notorious for hidden oil tanks on commercial properties. Oil tanks were commonly used to heat businesses at the turn of the century. As more than 100 years have passed, these oil tanks leak into the soil due to deterioration. Old stagnant petroleum is the most common toxin to enter properties, though metallic and other pollutants are also regularly found when oil tank detection services are performed. Ultimately, calling an oil tank removal NJ company for commercial properties is a smart way to improve your business on multiple levels. Here are four of them. Increase the Resale Value of Your Property One sure sign you are growing is when you need to move into a larger space. That said, because leaking oil tanks come with a huge degree of liability, calling in a company to perform oil tank detections and removal will help you get full asking price (or more) for your property. Upgrading your commercial property means you will be investing more money, so doing everything you can to increase the resale of your current building is paramount to your growth. Protect Yourself from Legal Problems One way to really take a hit in growing your business is to get slapped with a lawsuit, especially if multiple people are suing you for the same thing. Whether or not a property owner is aware of a leaking oil tank on their property, they are liable if people get sick from its spillage. It is worth it to have oil tank detection experts come out, look for buried tanks, and remove them once and for all. Safeguard Employee Health It goes without saying that healthy, happy employees produce the best quality work. People exposed to leaking oil tanks have reported severe nausea, dizziness, skin irritations, lung problems, burning eyes, headaches, and respiratory problems. If someone already has a weakened immune system, being exposed to soil saturated in oil tank spillage can cause a whole slew of more severe health complications. Avoid Paying Fines A leaking oil tank in New Jersey violates state and federal environmental laws. Once an oil tank leak is discovered the commercial property owner must report the leaf to the government. For every day the soil goes untreated, thousands of dollars in fines can amass. Furthermore, if an oil tank has been leaking for some time, the government can fine you based on the estimated time the leak has been a problem. Oil Tank Removal and Commercial Soil Remediation is Well worth Your Investment Why put your business in jeopardy by not having oil tank inspection experts come to your commercial property, scan the land, and remove any oil tanks that would be threatening your livelihood and wellbeing of your employees? A leaking oil tank can rack up fines, pollute the environment, make your employees sick, and harm the resale value of your building. Cover all your bases and call in the oil tank removal pros!
smithwillas posted a blog entry in Eco home improvementThe state of New Jersey has had one of the more interesting real estate markets in our nation. With up and coming neighborhoods, shifting weather patterns, and fluctuating demand, it can be a buyer’s market one year, and a seller’s market the next. In many cases it’s the little things that really add value to your home making it appraise for higher prices while adding value to buyers. Sure, a new kitchen remodel and master bathroom upgrade can increase your home’s value by more than 20%, but the little things can be that deciding factor that makes your home more valuable than the neighbor’s. Here are three outside the box things you can do to add value to your NJ home. 1- New Jersey Oil Tank Removal Back at the turn of the century, underground oil tanks were commonly used to fuel homes. Today, thousands remain undetected and when they are discovered it is usually because a leak has contaminated the soil or well water. Soil remediation can be expensive and leave your land barren. If you are thinking of putting your home on the market, call a specialized New Jersey oil tank removal company to bring their state-of-the-art equipment to perform oil tank detection across your entire front and back yard. If the company gives you the green light indicating your property is safe from leaking oil tank threats, you can get a certificate to let buyers know this risk is not a concern. If oil tank removal services are required, you will save money on the service because the detection team already started, and when buyers learn the tank was removed they will value your home over those that pose the unknown. 2- Build a Deck You may not be adding square footage to your property, but adding outdoor living spaces will increase your home’s value and delight buyers. Outdoor entertaining was huge in the 60s, and has had a huge comeback in New Jersey—even in winter months. Make sure the space is large enough to host sizeable groups; use cedar wood because it has an amazing scent, and weather treat it for snow, rain, wind and other elements. Some heat lamps will allow people to use the space all year long. Add a fire it, cozy seating, and an outdoor kitchen with a wine and beer fridge. 3- Add a Walk-In Closet Do you have a large master bedroom? If so, you can actually get a higher sale price on your home by reducing the size of this room and add space to the closet. Today’s buyers look for storage space, and walk-in closets are all the hype thanks to popular TV shows on HGTV that highlight this feature as the golden ticket to new homes. Be sure to add lots of shoe storage, a vanity, and plenty of space for hanging garments. If you have the space, a His and hers walk-in closet will really get the buyer’s attention.