There’s no denying the charm that comes with an older home, not unlike many of those found in Toronto and the GTA: the character features, architectural details, desirable locations, and sometimes, an underground oil tank.
Years ago, the heating fuel of choice for Toronto homes was oil, but with the evolution of home heating technologies, energy efficiency and growing environmental awareness, most home owners have switched over to natural gas. Unfortunately, this does not mean all older homes had their oil tanks removed.
So what do you do if your home has an old oil tank buried underground?
The quick answer is that you DO NOT attempt to remove it on your own! Underground oil tank removal is risky, highly technical work, which requires specific training and equipment. There are several major heath and safety risks that can come with attempting a DIY oil tank removal, which can be costly in more ways than one.
You are not registered with the Technical Standards And Safety Authority (TSSA)
When removing an oil tank from your residential property, you are required to use the services of a company that is registered with TSSA. Attempting to remove an oil tank can result in a notice to comply from TSSA, and definitely a loss of third party insurance.
You Could Do Cause More Damage Than Initially
Let’s face it, having an oil tank removal can be costly. However, allowing one to leak into your soil will be a greater cost to repair. Oil tank removal is crucial in every aspect as a homeowner. Whether you want to sell your property or own it and risk a potential leakage, oil tank will cost you more if it is not removed and if you try to remove it yourself.
You Could Do More Harm Than Good
Oil tank removal is a complicated process. We use specialized resources and equipment to pump out and dispose of the oil that remains in your tank. This equipment is not available to the general public, and without it you could cause serious damage to your home.
Think About Your Health and Safety
As abandoned oil tanks age, they can also corrode and decay, which means that oil in the tank can seep out. This oil leak poses a huge threat for soil and water contamination, which is dangerous for your physical health. Let the professionals at Waterline Environmental Inc. help with oil tank removal in Toronto or the GTA.
Contact Waterline Today!
Waterline Environmental Inc. is a Canadian owned and operated commercial and residential oil tank removal company that believes wholeheartedly in increasing safety and preserving the environment.
Our oil tank removals, soil remediation, and other contamination removal services go above and beyond to make your difficult oil tank removal situation as stress-free as possible.
Contact us today for all of your oil tank removal needs.