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.