There are many reasons why an underground oil tank may need to be removed. It may be aging, leaking, empty, or no longer in use. Dealing with an old or obsolete oil tank is can be a crucial matter. There’s always the risk that an old tank can leak if it hasn’t been properly decommissioned, contaminating your property and requiring a costly cleanup in the process.
How does the removal process work?
Once you’ve determined that your tank needs to be removed, call a professional.
Because removing an underground oil tank involves excavating, there’s a chance that the process will require a permit. Your contractor will likely take care of that for you, but it’s always a good idea to make sure. In some cases, tanks must be cleaned before they are removed. All piping is first disconnected and removed if necessary. Finally, the tank must be properly disposed in accordance with local laws. Keep in mind that many states and municipalities require the contractor to report any soil or groundwater contamination they discover during the removal process. If this does occur, you, as the homeowner, will be responsible for mitigating any damage.
The removal of an underground oil tank is a complex undertaking. If you are located in the Maryland or Washington, DC area, make sure to call the JS Tank Removal team. JS Tank Removal will also take steps necessary to ensure that the tank doesn’t leak out any harmful fluids during the removal process. Experienced professionals like JS Tank Removal also ensure that you tank removal complies with all regulations regarding potential soil and water contamination as well as the disposal of leftover fuel and contaminated tank parts.