Oil Tank Removal FAQ2023-09-16T18:18:10+00:00

Oil Tank Removal FAQ

Oil Tank Removal FAQ

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding our oil tanks detection, oil tank removal and soil remediation services.

Please contact us with any of your oil tank removal process questions or concerns you may, we’d be happy to help!

Do you carry insurance on your jobs?2023-08-26T00:42:57+00:00

Yes we carry full Worksafe (WCB) coverage, 2 million general liability as well as $500,000 Environmental Impairment Insurance on all sites. This information is included on all our contracts for our customer to view and verify.

What is Action Oil Tanks LTD. service area?2023-08-29T21:51:16+00:00
We provide our oil tank detection, oil tank removal and soil remediation services to Greater Vancouver and all of the Lower Mainland, from Whistler to Hope.
How do in-ground oil tanks affect selling or buying a house?2023-08-26T00:48:54+00:00

You are required by most banks today to replace aging underground storage tanks (UST) prior to their approving the mortgage of your buyer. In addition, many insurance company’s will not insure the property with a buried oil tank. They do not want to insure a property with a potential insurance liability.

How do I know if the underground oil tanks is leaking?2023-08-26T00:43:11+00:00

You don’t know until the tank is removed. Although, there are some telltale signs that could be indications of potential problems brewing.

Can I deactivate my oil tank rather than removing it?2023-08-26T00:44:54+00:00

Yes, but the cost difference is minimal and if the tank is accessible it is better to get the oil tank off your property. There are now some cities that do not allow you to deactivate the tank.

How much does it cost to remove an oil tank in BC?2023-08-26T00:45:08+00:00

The average costs for a buried 350 gallon residential oil tank are usually from $1400-2000. Factors that effect the cost are location access tank size fluid in tank and type of fluid as well as specific municipal guidelines.

How long does it tank to removal an oil tank?2023-08-26T00:45:20+00:00

The project usually takes just 1-1 1/2 days if there are no unexpected circumstances to remove a buried oil tank.

How quickly can a oil tank removal project be scheduled?2023-08-26T00:45:31+00:00

Once a customer decides to go forward with the project, mark outs (Dig safely) need to be completed, permits filed and inspections scheduled. Usually 2-4 days.

I converted to gas recently. Is it necessary abandon or remove my existing oil tank?2023-08-26T00:44:05+00:00

Absolutely. An old oil tank still has some oil and sludge in it, even if it has been pumped out. After a period of time, it is bound to decay. This will cause an oil spill, and it will also cause the ground to sink.

How long will the oil tank removal process take?2023-08-26T00:45:39+00:00

An above-ground or basement installation should take about half a day. A buried installation typically takes a full day. Foam abandonment’s take up to an hour and a half, depending on the temperature. Sand and slurry abandonment’s will take no more than a day. Spill remediation can take months to years.

Do you work in the rain and snow?2023-08-26T00:45:53+00:00

It depends on the severity of the weather. We rarely work in snow. We do work in drizzle, but not in generous rain because water will get inside the tank. We can tarp the area if needed to get the job done.

Do you require a down-payment?2023-08-26T00:46:04+00:00

Down-payments are preferable, but not necessary.

Do I have to be home?2023-08-26T00:42:49+00:00

No one needs to be present for an abandonment because no access to the house is required.

What do you do with the oil you remove from the tanks?2023-08-26T00:42:42+00:00

Oil taken from an abandoned or removed tank is transported to a licensed disposal facility.

What do you do with the contaminated soil?2023-08-26T00:42:34+00:00

Contaminated soil is first stockpiled on site until it is approved for disposal. It is then carted to a licensed facility, where its contaminant levels are checked.

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Professional Oil Tank Detection – Oil Tank Removal – Soil Remediation

Saving the planet one oil tank at a time!

Thank you so much for your amazing work. You made a very difficult situation as painless – and mess-less – as possible.

Maureen & Alan Baylen

Thanks for your effort alone and explaining things in a very professional manner. We are pleased with the results and will definitely pass on your company’s name as a very competent and reliable service. Carry on the good work.

John Worsley

Thank you so much for you continued support. It is always so appreciated and I will continue to champion your company.

Leslie McDonnell, Property Sales Vancouver

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