Basement Oil Tank Removal

Basement Oil Tank Removal

Basement Oil Tank Removal


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Leaking Fuel Oil Tanks – Preventing Expensive Leakage and Oil Spill Clean up In Your Home


The Risks of Your Basement Oil Tank Removal Not Being Done

A fuel oil tank can be risk and a severe financial burden. Whenever a oil tank can be found inside your home, a spill can contaminate building material, ground water influencing other drinking-water supplies or wells.
One cup of fuel-Heating oil can contaminate water that is enough to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool, and perhaps hundreds of gallons of oil seep into the soil before a spill is detected and removal is needed.
Fuel oil that’s spilled into a basement also can present a health risk that is significant, endangering indoor air-quality for your family.
Anyone who possesses a home or business fuel-oil tank has a responsibility to tidy up any spills or leaks that could happen and to preserve it even after you sell your home, the liability stays with you! Property-owners are responsible under the Environmental Protection Act for reporting any escape or spill from a tank that may cause well-being, security or property damage or environmental issues.
Cleaning up a spill from a house heating oil tank is a disaster that is very costly. The elimination and clean-up of oil polluted building material, land, and water or oil in a basement can cost more in relation to the property may be worth, and homeowner insurance will not cover the harm and damage unless you have pollution added. Now insurance companies do not include that in their policy to reduce their liability.

Preventing Hardships From Oil Tanks In Your Home

Make sure you see a current insurance paper with hazmat pollution insurance coverage. I have seen too many hardships were a person or company goes into removing a heating oil tank from the home and has an oil spill. Now the oil tank removal contractors had NO INSURANCE COVERAGE and the homeowner would not have this type of insurance and they had to pay out of pocket THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS of their own!

Inspecting it yearly by having your oil supplier can help prevent the issues related to oil spills and leakage.
Home-owners must ensure their tanks are ULC or CSA approved, correctly installed and always inspected.
Taking these measures can help ensure secure use of a fuel-oil tank and prevent problems inside your building.

How to Inspect a Basement Oil Tank For Removal

1. Are the tank legs on or unstable a wobbly foundation?
2. What are the hints of weeping, rust, moist places or dents on the tank?
3. Is the tank blackened around the drain, at the low end? This might be a sign of water in the tank, and resultant corrosion inside the tank.
4. Is there indications or any trickles of leakage around valves, filter or the oil line?
5. Is there risk of heavy objects falling on the tank?
6. Is the oil fill pipe restricted or clogged because of ice, snow or insect nests? (Screened ports can assist in preventing insect nest issues.)
7. Is the oil vent whistle quiet when the tank has been filled? (Request a new vent.)
8. Does the oil man have to fill the tank slow because the vent pipe is smaller than the fill pipe?
9. Are there indications of spills or leakage around the pipe?
10. Is the fuel level gage broken? Are there indications of oil around it?
11. Is the tank rated for inside use?
12. What’s the age of the tank? (Perhaps not normally signaled until after 1998.)


– More than 40% of all oil spills noted per year are from oil tanks inside buildings.
– one-cup of fuel-oil can contaminate water that is enough to fill an Olympic-dimension swimming pool.
– Homeowner insurance will not protect you from loss or clean-up.
– Clean Up of water and contaminated land can cost over a property value.

How To Manage Oil Spills and Leaks In Your Building

These measures should be taken by home-owners when leaks or a spill is detected before removal.
1. Remove all resources of ignition.
2. Prevent the flow, if it can be done without danger.
3. Contact fuel-oil provider or heating contractor for help.
4. Contain spilled oil utilizing whatever materials are accessible (pails, rags, papers, peat moss, kitty-litter, absorbent pads, sheets of plastic, etc.) Do not flush spilled oil or contaminated substances down the flooring drain or sewer or trash.
5. Make a emergency call to J&J Environmental Services at 610 277 4511 describe the surroundings if the spill causes or may cause, adverse reactions for example ground or surface-water pollution, or harm into a neighbor’s property. J&J Environmental Services supplies 24 hour support for emergency oil spill and clean up.
6. Transfer any remaining oil from your tank to your tank that is sound or other authorized container, manufactured from leak proof stuff, like a 55 gallon drum. JJ also has them in stock for sale.
7. Clean up spilled oil, dirt, or damaged material suitable containers including strong garbage bags and pails.
8. Correctly dispose of contaminated land, any recuperated oil and contaminated supplies and containers. The J&J Environmental Services provides advice on waste remediation and disposal methods that are appropriate.
9. Home-owners should contact their insurance broker ASAP.

Oil Spill Containment

Affordable and successful secondary containment to force away leaking basement fuel-oil tanks is obtainable in the type of ULC accepted geo-membrane totes, including the S.Bag – a type of oil tank diaper that can include any spills throughout tank re fueling or from oil leaks.


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