Action Oil Tanks – Vancouver Oil Tank Removal
Vancouver Oil Tank History and Hazards!
Vancouver residential homes and commercial buildings built before the 1960’s had furnaces fueled with oil stored in underground oil tanks. After 1957 the use of above ground oil tanks became more popular. Later natural gas replaced the older underground and above ground oil tanks. The older decommissioned underground oil tanks were sometimes drained, capped or filled with sand. Any remaining oil now poses a costly environmental hazard to Vancouver home owners.
What does this mean for Vancouver home owners and perspective home buyers?
Vancouver home owners and perspective home buyers should be aware of the hidden hazards and liabilities. As Underground oil tanks breakdown overtime the remaining oil will leak out. This oil can cause environmental damage to the surrounding soil and water ways. This leaves home owners with the legal liabilities and costs for the tank removal and remediation of the effected areas.
Some lenders will not offer mortgages on Vancouver homes with underground oil tanks. Only moving forward once the tank removal and remediation are complete.
Oil Tank Detection & Removal Process!
Action Oil Tanks will perform an oil tank search of your Vancouver property to verify the presence of an oil tank. Upon finding an underground oil tank our trained technicians will explain the process for removal. We offer a free quote for our Vancouver Oil Tank Removal and Remediation Services.
Contaminated soil is sent to soil remediation centres and not to landfills or used as fill!
Common signs of an underground oil tank!
- A filler pipe protruding from the ground
- A vent pipe at the side of your house
- A metal pipe cap close to your front or backyard
- A sunken area on your lawn
Oil Tank Removal Process
Contact Action Oil Tanks for a FREE consultation or oil tank removal estimate!
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Thank you for taking care of the oil tank removal at the property. You did a great job walking us through the process, it’s obvious that you take pride in what you do.
Thank you for your hard work and professionalism in removing the oil tank from the property. The guys on site were fantastic and I will recommend Action Oil Tanks in the future.