Oil Tank Removals: How They Work

A lot of people around the area are well aware of the fact that their property has a strong likelihood of having an underground oil tank beneath it. This is because oil tanks in residential properties were the norm in the 30s, it was considered to be a convenient option since they had a steady supply at home so oil-fueled equipment could work at all times. However, as time went on, people converted to gas and slowly everyone forgot about oil tanks.

However, a lot of people are growing concerned about the potential presence of an underground oil tank because it can contaminate the soil in case it seeps. So, this is where oil tank removal services come in, and in case you are not familiar with the process, we will walk you through it.

The first step to oil tank removal is to actually find the oil tank in your property. So, they will start out by excavating your property, and once they detect your oil tank, they will expose it. Now depending on the type of oil tank and the extent of cleaning required, they will get the necessary equipment to pump out the oil and any other liquid. After removing all of the contents of the oil tank, the oil tank itself will be inspected to see if there is any corroding or holes etc. to ensure that there has not been any contact with the soil and once that is all sorted, they will then fill-in the entire cavity with the help of clean fill. Now if you want to find out whether or not your property has any underground oil tank, you can simply visit to contact them and have them visit your property for an oil tank inspection.

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