Why Remove Your Oil Tank?
For years, petroleum products have been stored in steel underground heating oil tanks. Like most equipment, these tanks were not designed to be buried and left in place, so they have a finite life expectancy. Over time, underground storage tanks eventually begin to rust. As soon as corrosion holes begin to form in the shell of the tank, petroleum can leak into the environment, causing a whole host of dangerous problems for your home, your family, and even your neighbors.
Oil tank removal cost is generally between $500 and $2,500, depending on the size of the tank.
Oil Tank Removal & Installation
Can I test my tank for leaks without digging it up?
You always have the option of testing your oil tank for leaks, rather than simply digging it up. However, it may cost less to simply remove the tank from the ground. When testing the tank for piping and tightness, it is crucial to remember that you can only test the tank for the time being, and it would be impossible to predict what is going to happen within the next years, months, or even days. The likelihood of a leak increases as time goes on and the tank gets older, so chances are that even if the tank is in good condition at the moment, you will probably start seeing corrosion and leaking in years to come.
How can I test an underground oil tank?
The petroleum testing process involves several soil borings being drilled around the perimeter of the buried tank to collect a soil sample. Once the samples are collected, the one indicating the highest field screen reading is submitted for laboratory testing. Soil borings also help quantify the extent of the oil in the soil.
What if contamination is found?
If contamination is found, it is necessary to begin the cleanup process as soon as possible to avoid further environmental contamination. As a general rule, the longer the problem persists, the higher the cost and damage will accumulate. If you find contamination or even suspect there has been a leak, contact the nearest Department of Environmental Conservation regional office for guidance and assistance, or call the Spill Hotline (1-800-457-7362).
If you are in need of contaminated soil remediation services, contact Madison today at 914-276-8690!
When we are done
Once your oil tank has been removed your property is restored to its original condition, sometimes even better.
Photographs are taken prior to groundbreaking to insure that your property will look the same upon completion.
Final detail work is never overlooked by our meticulous project coordinators.
We treat every property as if it were our own.
Madison Environmental and Tank Services
352 Route 202
(Mail to: PO Box 662)
Somers, NY 10589
T: 914.276.8690 F: 914.276.8656 Email >
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