Aboveground tank removals in Massachusetts
If you have an aboveground oil tank, you may not know there’s
anything wrong with it by looking at it. That’s because aboveground
storage tanks can corrode from the inside out, so problems aren’t
always visible. Even painting it doesn’t protect it from leaks
if the corrosion is on the inside surface.
How can you tell if your aboveground storage tank is leaking? If
the tank is old, check for visible oil stains on the underbelly
of the tank, which may be caused by loose fittings or by overfilling
the tank. Some people try to patch or repair leaking tanks themselves.
Unfortunately, a leak is a sign that the tank has outlived its usefulness
and needs to be replaced before major problems develop. Often, removing
the tank is the best solution.
CommTank will get the job done, and done right. Our expertise is
aboveground tank removals in Massachusetts – we’ve been
doing it for more than 17 years. We have the experience to tackle
the toughest and tightest jobs, and are committed to making every
customer 100% happy with our work. Our licensed, professional technicians
are exceptionally skilled at their jobs, and they’re prompt,
courteous and always willing to answer your questions. Because they
know your time is valuable, they’ll get in and out fast without
missing a detail.
What do aboveground oil tank removals involve?
Aboveground tanks can be easily inspected and removed because of
their accessibility. In fact, aboveground oil tank removals take
less than a day to complete. If an existing oil tank was installed
in a crawl space or a closet, our technicians are experienced in
solving tight space issues.
First, CommTank’s technicians inspect the area around the
tank, and then pump out, cut and clean the tank on site. We cut
the tank in half to remove the sludge – and to fit it through
standard 36” doorways and up stairways. We bring plastic sheeting
to protect finished basements and floors from dirt and filings produced
when cutting the tank. Commtank can also provide a portable electric
generator if power isn’t available in the basement, and we
can make extra cuts of the tank if the doorway or basement access
is too narrow to remove the oil tank in two pieces.
The sludge that’s removed is placed in 55-gallon drums, which
are transported and disposed of at a hazardous waste facility. The
tank is transported to a licensed Massachusetts tank yard for disposal.
The tank’s piping is removed from the foundation, and the
remaining holes are filled with cement.
If the tank is more than 1/3 full of oil, we can pump it out, filter
out the particles in the oil, and pump it to a new tank if one is
being installed on site.
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