If you are removing an oil tank in the Vancouver area, it is in your best interest to hire a professional removal company. Many are tempted to try and remove a buried tank themselves which can leave them open to environmental scrutiny, failure to comply with several government policies and risk other injury or damage. As professionals, it is the company’s responsibility to take care of everything involved in the safe and complete removal of an underground oil tank. These service normally include detection of the tank and surrounding contamination to the complete removal of the tank and site clean-up.
Apart from adopting current standards of oil tank detection and removal, it is also important that they consider the provincial and local city polices for the removal of underground oil storage tanks.
Even for seemingly straightforward task like tank removal, it is important to employ professional and qualified contractors with documented experience. The contractor should have the capability to provide all necessary work orders, and receipts as well as documents explaining the complete inspection, disposal, and recycling of the recovered oil tank and its associated parts, as well as the removal of other contaminated components including things like oily water, rust deposits, and contaminated soil.
Professional companies will base their work on sound engineering practices. There are many concerns involved with oil tank removal including consideration of neighboring property, ensuring all work complies with the Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, Closure of Underground Storage Tanks and Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground and Underground Storage Tanks to name a few.
Based on these guidelines, the complete report of tank and rust removal is then submitted to the environmental department where the materials are scanned further. In addition, information on oil tank detection by the experts is used for future enquiry by the environmental department.
Do not underestimate the complex nature of a complete removal of a buried tank. Many factors are at play. However the consumer can be assured that in almost every case the grounds and area will be restored as much as possible to their previous condition. No trace of the former tank will be in evidence and a receipt of proof of removal will be available to you should you ever sell the property. It will prove compliance with local, provincial and even federal laws. For oil tank removal it is important to go with the pros. Hire a reputable company and be sure the job is done properly.