Speedy Solutions Environmental is a family-owned business with over 20 years of experience in oil tank detection, underground and aboveground tank removal, and soil remediation services. We offer professional and friendly service, and have a customer-first approach. We’ll get the project done right and on time while looking for ways to save you money and minimize impact to your yard. 

Our client list in Surrey includes residential and commercial property owners, realtors, contractors and developers. We have appreciated the many referrals from satisfied clients over the years.

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Oil tanks were used to heat homes in Surrey for decades. Up until the 1970’s, many homes and buildings had furnaces fueled with oil stored in underground oil tanks. As natural gas became more readily available since the 1960’s, oil tanks gradually became obsolete. As a result, most oil tanks were either drained, filled with sand or simply left in place.

Underground oil tanks that haven’t been decommissioned properly can be risky for Surrey homeowners – especially if one is leaking on your property and you’re not aware of it. If the oil tank collapses or if it begins to leak oil into the surrounding soil or groundwater, this could pose a costly environmental hazard and legal liability.

The City of Surrey requires a permit for removing an underground oil tank, and advises that the job be undertaken by a professional with experience in removal. This is important in order to ensure that proper procedures are followed and disposal of the tank is done to Ministry of Environment Standards. In some cases, you may also need a permit from the city arborist if they deem tree protection is required. 

To make the process as simple for you as possible, Speedy Solutions will obtain all the necessary permits and subcontract the necessary consultants on your behalf to ensure nothing is overlooked and all regulations are followed.


Having extracted hundreds of oil tanks over the years, we have the skills and expertise to successfully remove your tank no matter how difficult the situation. We’ve helped property owners all across Surrey, including South Surrey, Guildford, Newton, Fraser Heights, Grandview Heights and Cloverdale. We work closely with all our customers to ensure an effective solution while working within compliance with all provincial and municipal regulations.

Oil Tank Scan

If you are buying a property or simply not sure if you have a buried oil tank on yours, we can help with our thorough oil tank detection service. Our accurate property scanning and same-day documentation are why Surrey realtors continually recommend us to their clients.

Oil Tank Removal

We provide cost-effective oil tank removal while seeking every possible way to minimize impact to your yard. We understand the importance of preserving the look of your property and are also specialists in site restoration.

Soil Remediation

In the event that a tank has leaked, some soil remediation may be required. We work closely with all our clients to thoroughly explain the process, ensuring that a clean site is achieved.


If you’re unsure whether an oil tank exists on your property or the property you’re planning to purchase, we’d be glad to send a trained technician to perform a scan. If we do not detect a tank, then we will issue a certificate that states there was no evidence found of a tank on the property.

If a tank is detected, Speedy Solutions will issue a tank removal quote at no charge to the property owner. This is a fixed price quote (not an estimate) of how much it would cost to safely remove the tank and its contents, and have soil testing performed.

We’re here to help. Contact us today to discuss the oil tank removal process. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are our answers to the most common questions we get from Surrey homeowners about oil tank detection and removal.

How much does oil tank removal cost in Surrey?

The cost of removing your oil tank can vary. It is dependent on several factors such as location of the tank on the property (e.g. under the lawn, beneath concrete or below a deck), accessibility for our equipment, as well as the size and contents of the tank. It’s best to call us so we can better understand your situation and provide you with a detailed and accurate quote.

Do I have to remove an underground oil tank?

While the sale of your property is usually the number one reason for oil tank removal, there are other reasons to consider. There are dangers of having an oil tank that has been in the ground for a long time. The oil tank could become structurally unsound and prone to collapse. If oil has been left in the tank, then the potential of leakage will increase over time. Removing your oil tank also allows you to better comply with local government regulations. Finally, removing your oil tank proactively means not having to run into problems when selling your home in the future, or when renewing your mortgage or insurance policies. Ultimately, you’ll enjoy peace of mind without wondering what lies beneath the ground.

What if I decide to sell my house with an underground oil tank?

Most real estate professionals do not recommend selling or buying a property with an underground oil tank because of the unknown condition of the tank or the surrounding soil, and most lenders will not finance/mortgage a property with an underground oil tank. In addition, most insurance companies will not insure a property with a known oil tank.

How quickly can a project be scheduled, and how long does it take to remove an oil tank?

Once a client decides to go forward with the project, we can schedule the oil tank removal within one week. In most cases, the tank takes one day to remove, and then it takes up to 7 days to receive lab results of the soil sampling. Especially in situations related to a property sale, we work with customers regularly to meet their sales conditions and closing date requirements.

Helpful Links

Here are some helpful resources about oil tanks for Surrey residents:


Hired Speedy to deal with soil after a U/G oil tank had been removed years prior. Soil tested positive and the ordeal began! Area of concern was under a recently built deck/ramp (which had to be supported & partially taken down) with access from a back lane (next to a carport) through a veggie garden and a rockery! Art and his team (Tanner was great) dealt with this methodically with minimal disruption to the back yard. They had to use smaller equipment and build a sturdy ramp, strong enough for the small excavator, electric Dumper and over 100 Ton of contaminated soil! The job was completed successfully and the yard looks better than prior to the Soil Removal! Art was competent, readily available and professional at all times. Price was even less than I expected! Would rate Arts Speedy Solutions as a 10/10.


Hello, for those that are taking the necessary steps to find whether you may have an old buried tank on your property, your first process is to find an excellent and reliable company who is knowledgeable in the industry and with “Art’s Speedy Solutions” I’ve found it. Art, the proprietor of “Speedy Solutions” is a friendly and dependable contractor who made the process simple by giving a straight and honest evaluation with just facts and made the experience pleasant during an anxious time. Make the right choice and call Art for your “tank removal” requirements.


We contacted 5 companies to inquire about an oil tank scan on a Saturday. Art’s Speedy Solutions was the only company willing to perform the task on a Saturday. He was very easy to communicate with through phone call and text. Despite our need to push the inspection out another week, he was able to work with us and kept in communication with us throughout the process.


We needed to book the oil tank scan with a short notice because of our subject removal date. I called many companies and Art was very quick in responding back and accommodated us on such a short notice. He was very professional and provided us the report also within few hours of inspection. I would definitely recommend Art’s name for any work related to Oil tank. Thanks.


Art was great. If you want something done ask a busy man. Art has a busy business but completed the job efficiently. He came in on budget and at a lower cost than we were expecting. Arthur tried to reduce the costs where he could and was very careful to cause as little disruption as possible. He cleaned up our yard very nicely.. I would recommend Arthur without reservation.


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We have the skills and expertise to successfully remove your tank no matter how difficult the situation.


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