Recent findings Show that buried oil tanks may be a serious risk for a large number of Vancouver residents.
Before the convenient modes of domestic heating we are fortunate to enjoy today, many homes in Vancouver used oil-burning furnaces to heat their homes, up until as recently as the 1960’s. Once gas became the mainstream source of home heating, the majority of Vancouver homes had their oil tanks removed. However, to this day, a huge number of oil tanks remain buried underground at residential properties all over Vancouver.
Findings have shown that oil tanks that have not been sufficiently drained of oil can be dangerous on many levels. Firstly, the oil is still highly combustible and can potentially cause a fire or even an explosion.
Secondly, any remaining oil left in buried oil tanks can leech into surrounding soil and water, which in turn can potentially contaminate a wide area of earth – at the very least your own property, to potentially quite a few of your neighbours’ land!
What’s the solution?
If you suspect that you may have a buried oil tank on your property, make sure to address the situation sooner rather than later. Contact a reputable oil tank removal services company who will guide you through the detection and removal process. Property owners take note – if there is an oil tank on your property, it is your responsibility to have it safely removed.
West Coast Tank Recovery offers a four-step oil tank removal service. Once the oil tank has been correctly located, it is safely removed along with all contaminated soil and water, and disposed of in an environmentally safe fashion; and ultimately the affected area is back filled.
Don’t wait until it’s too late – look into oil tank removal today!