OIL TANK REMOVAL
Many older homes have derelict or poorly decommissioned single-wall steel oil tanks underground that can cause disastrous contamination if any residual oil leaks out due to rust and corrosion.
Leakage can lead to contamination of soil and water, storm sumps and waterways. This can have a negative financial impact on the value of the property. In some cases, the property owner can be liable for penalties due to environmental contamination.
Reasons for Oil Tank Removal
The reasons to remove an old oil tank include the following:
- Improve condition of property and increase resale value
- Reduce negative environmental impact
- Satisfy a prospective buyer, lender, insurance company
- Conform to municipal regulations
- Make room for new foundations
- Due diligence
Oil tanks are categorized as a hazardous material and must be handled with care and professional expertise.
J&R specializes in hazmat services such as oil tank removal, contaminated soil hauling and drywall contracting. We have the equipment, contacts, and experience to remove your hazardous materials in a safe, permitted and environmentally conscious way.
Damaged Oil Tanks
When condensation builds up inside an oil tank, it can cause rust to develop. Because oil tanks corrode from the inside out, damage is not always visible. Oil tanks can also leak due to corrosive soil issues, improper installation, and piping defects. A clear indication of a damaged tank is an odour of oil in the air.
Safe, Professional Oil Tank Removal
We can organize and facilitate the legal removal and disposal of hazardous substances such as contaminated soil, drywall, asbestos, and oil tanks.
Always permitted, we understand the need to ensure that all safety measures are taken when dealing with the removal of these items and ensuring proper documentation and correct dumping procedures are followed.
It’s our job to ensure these items are handled correctly. In conjunction with accepted environmental engineers and removal companies, we have vast experience dealing with these hazardous materials.
We take our role in protecting the environment seriously, and ensuring hazardous materials are dealt with legally and safely is something we take pride in.
Get In Touch!
For hazmat disposal of oil tanks with proper documentation, J&R can help. We have been in the demolition business since 1972, and we have the expertise to get the job done right.
Please complete the form below or give us a call, and one of our friendly and knowledgeable associates will help you make the right choice for you and your project.