Removal & Disposal
Many tanks consist of iron-based metals that become compromised by corrosion. Corrosion eventually creates holes in the tank that cause petroleum to leak into the environment. Storage tank removal consists of pumping out the tank, a comprehensive cleaning, a thorough inspection, and excavation. Upon extraction, the surrounding soil must be appropriately screened for contamination. Next, all piping is evaluated and subsequently removed, capped off, or left in place. Excavations are then filled in with soil and restored. All removed tank contents, piping, and debris are properly disposed of.
In accordance with the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE), tank abatement (abandonment) is a sufficient alternative to discontinuing a tank from service. Abatement begins with the removal of the top part of the tank before a thorough pump-out, cleaning, and inspection. The tank is then filled with inert materials like concrete, sand, or gravel and covered with soil. All removed tank contents, piping, and debris are properly disposed of.
Tank Pump Outs
When replacing or removing a tank, it must be pumped out and the remaining products must be disposed of properly. Our tank pump-out services include the removal of used waste oil, and water and transfer of remaining products.