When you live in British Columbia, oil tanks are something every property owner needs to think about at one stage. This is because underground oil tanks are on the grounds of many properties in the province, due to most households switching to natural gas as the main energy source during the 1950s.
The reason oil tanks have become a problem in BC is the risk they pose to the environment. Although oil tanks were emptied before they were left buried, there was still some residual oil left in most of them. If this leaks out, then the soil can become contaminated and this could even go into the water table. So not only is the wildlife at risk, but so are we, potentially.
Due to this risk, the Government of BC has made it illegal to have an oil tank on the grounds of property you are selling. Basically, you cannot sell a property in this province if it has an oil tank buried underground.
Nowadays, with the high demand for property in Vancouver and the surrounding cities, getting rid of oil tanks is more crucial than ever. For many, this can seem like an impossible task, but is actually easier than you think, if you go with an expert company like West Coast Tank Recovery.
Many people think that their whole garden will have to be dug up in order to find and remove an oil tank, but this is not the case. The first step is oil tank detection, to see if you even have an oil tank on your property, and many properties don’t have them because they may have already been removed.
Oil tank detection will use ground penetrating radar technology to figure out if there is an underground oil tank on the grounds of your property. With oil tank detection there is no need to dig up anything, thanks to the advanced technology we use here at West Coast Tank Recovery.
Simply give us a call, or drop an email and arrange a time for our team to come and inspect your property with our oil tank detection tools. We will try to be as flexible as possible and pick a time that suits you. If we do come across an oil tank on your property, using oil tank detection, we can then discuss the next step of oil tank removal with you.