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Oil Tank Decommissioning

Portland Oil Tank Decommissioning

Helping Customers in Vancouver, Beaverton, Tigard, and the Greater Portland Area Uninstall Their Underground Oil Tanks

An inactive or deteriorating underground oil tank on your property can pose serious environmental risks and even potential legal issues. Traditionally, these tanks are used to store heating oil for homes and buildings. Over time, however, they can become corroded, leading to the risk of oil leaks that can contaminate the surrounding soil and groundwater. At Environmental Works, we are committed to providing expert oil tank decommissioning services to help you mitigate these risks and ensure your property is safe and compliant.

Your oil tank may need to be decommissioned if:

  • You suspect a leak: If you detect the smell of heating oil near the tank site or notice unexplained oil consumption spikes, it could indicate that your tank is leaking.
  • It’s corroded: Visible signs of corrosion on the tank or piping can signal a deteriorating tank.
  • There’s excess water in the tank: If you regularly find water in your tank, it can be a sign of a compromised tank structure.
  • It’s old: Most oil tanks were not designed to last more than a few decades. If your tank is old, it could be time for decommissioning.
  • Your insurance requires it: Some insurance companies require the decommissioning of out-of-use or aging tanks.

Being proactive in decommissioning your oil tank can help prevent potential damage to your property and the environment. Trust Environmental Works to handle the process with utmost care and professionalism.

Environmental Works is here to help customers throughout the Greater Portland Area and beyond safely decommission and dispose of old or damaged underground oil tanks. Call us at (503) 719-6715 to request a free estimate!

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Providing Services to
Portland & Beyond

We commonly service some of the following areas:

  • Beaverton
  • Clackamas County
  • Clark County
  • Gresham
  • Hillsboro
  • Lake Oswego
  • Multnomah County
  • Portland
  • Tigard
  • Vancouver
  • Washington County
  • Yamhill County

Why Does it Take a Professional to Decommission an Oil Tank?

Oil tank decommissioning isn't a simple process; it requires specific knowledge, skills, and tools, hence the need for professional service.

The oil tank decommissioning process involves:

  • Following proper safety measures: It takes professional training to ensure all safety measures are in place. Our technicians can check for any remaining oil in the tank, ensuring it's properly drained to avoid spillage and contamination during the process.
  • Cleaning the tank: The empty tank needs to be thoroughly cleaned, typically with water and an oil-water separator. This is a crucial practice to prevent residual oil from contaminating the surrounding soil.
  • A thorough inspection: Post-cleaning, a thorough inspection of the tank occurs to assess its condition. This step is vital to identify any leaks that may have already caused environmental damage.
  • Removing or filling the tank: Depending on the location and condition of the tank, professionals may either remove it entirely or fill it with an inert material like sand or concrete.
  • Restoring the site Finally, the excavation area is restored to its original condition as closely as possible, ensuring the property retains its aesthetic and structural integrity.

Each of these steps requires professional expertise to ensure the tank is decommissioned safely and effectively, with minimal environmental impact. Entrusting this work to a skilled team like Environmental Works is always recommended.

If you need oil tank decommissioning services in Vancouver, Beaverton, Tigard, or the Greater Portland Area, call Environmental Works at (503) 719-6715 or contact our team online today!

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