Up until the 1960’s, most Vancouver homes relied on oil for their heating needs by way of oil storage tanks that were installed above ground or underground. When Vancouver homes began to switch to natural gas furnaces, many of these oil tanks were left to decompose rather than drained and removed.
If not decommissioned properly, over time these underground oil tanks can begin to leak oil. This represents a possible fire hazard or risk of ground collapse due to reduced structural integrity from tank corrosion. The leaked oil can contaminate soil and water in the area, creating a potential liability for homeowners and/or buyers interested in the property.
At Speedy Solutions, we have safely extracted hundreds of oil tanks. We offer the following services to Vancouver homeowners:
Oil Tank Scan
If you are buying a property and simply not sure if there is a buried oil tank on there, we provide peace of mind with our thorough oil tank detection service – including same-day documentation.
Oil Tank Removal
Low impact is our motto when it comes to oil tank removal. We pride ourselves on getting the work done in a timely fashion while minimizing the need for costly repairs to your property afterwards.
If an oil tank has leaked, some soil remediation and removal may be required. We work closely with all our clients to thoroughly explain the process, ensuring that a clean site is achieved.