Did you know that New Westminster used to be the capital of British Columbia? Upon learning this fact, you might not be surprised, as you think about what a vibrant little hub this BC city is. Located in a scenic area by the Fraser river, with a great transit system, it is also home to some very good restaurants, stores, and schools.
All of this means that buying a property in New Westminster is very desirable. There are many people living in the city who are now at the stage where they can sell their property at a considerable profit, as there are so many people looking to move to the city, due to its amenities and proximity to jobs in the Metro Vancouver region.
If you are in a position that allows you to sell your New Westminster property, there is one thing that you need to think about to ensure that you do it legally, and we are here to discuss it today. Oil tank removal is essential if you want to sell a property in British Columbia. Oil tanks are often buried on the grounds of older properties. This is because BC switched to using natural gas, instead of oil, as the main source of energy, about fifty years ago. At the time, old oil tanks that were buried were drained and forgotten, as they were no longer in use. What people did not realize then, was that this could be extremely harmful to the environment, even when emptied. Oil tanks have limited lifespans and eventually they corrode, potentially leaking harmful residue into the surrounding environment.
To combat this harmfulness, the Government of BC has made a law that requires those selling their property to ensure that oil tanks are removed before the final sale is made.
If you cannot see an oil tank on your property in New Westminster, you might be worried that you will have to dig up the entire garden in order to discover if one is there. At West Coast Tank Removal, we offer oil tank detection in New Westminster. For oil tank detection, we have special equipment that uses metal detection, ground penetrating radar, and infrared technology. It is this technology that we use for oil tank detection in New Westminster, which helps us help you sell your property, without making a mess.
Call us today to learn more about our process for oil tank detection in New Westminster and get an estimate for oil tank detection and removal. Then you can begin to sell your New West property for the profit you’ve dreamed about, with the peace of mind that your property is oil tank free.