3 Signs That Your Oil Tank is Leaking and You Need Oil Tank Removal

When you’re the owner of an oil tank on either a commercial or a residential property, you have to think about the safety of your surrounding areas and possibly conduct oil tank removal.

A leaking oil tank can harm the environment – and your wallet. When oil leaks into the ground, soil remediation services and environmental cleanup will be necessary, so consider these factors before you leave your oil tank in the ground.

For more information about removing your oil tank, contact your local oil tank removal service to find out what your options are for your particular property.

It’s hard to know when you’re having a problem with your oil tank to begin with – how can you tell if the tank is actually leaking? Especially if it’s underground, you might not be able to know that the tank is leaking before sever damages has been done.

Below are three tips for being able to tell whether or not the oil tank on your property is leaking.

You’re noticing that the ground is turning brown.

The oil leaking into your ground will cause damage to the surrounding foliage, especially if the tank is under a grassy area. You might see problems growing grass on that plot of land, and have issues with the soil being too wet and continuously turning brown.

In addition to the plants dying, there’s a chance you’ll be able to smell a gassy odor coming from the ground or around the area where the oil tank is positioned. If you do see any of these signs that the area around your oil tank make be damaging the environment, call an oil tank removal expert right away.

It’s your responsibility to clean up the damage to the environment, especially if it reaches the water supply or any other areas that may affect surrounding properties as well.

There are water problems, and unexpected costs popping up.

The water is tasting funny, looking the wrong color or has a funky odor. That’s not good, and you’ll first reaction will probably be to pick up the phone to report the problem. In addition to the headaches caused by not being able to use the water supply for a period of time, you’re responsible for the water cleanup and the expense should the problem be a leaky oil tank on your property.

The best way to prevent something as drastic as an oil tank harming the water supply is to have the tank filled or removed. This will prevent any leaks, and also help to keep the integrity of the structure.

There is something wrong with the structure – it’s time for oil tank removal.

Unfortunately, this tip won’t do you any good if your oil tank is underground and you can’t see it. If you have an above ground oil tank though, you should be periodically checking the structure’s integrity to make sure there aren’t any weak points, cracks, or any other issues that might cause a leak in the environment.

If the side of the tank is rusting in any areas, was damaged by weather, or damaged by any other type of construction on the property, it’s a good idea to conduct regular checks on the integrity of the structure to be sure there is no leak before repair.

T.Slack Environmental Services’ 30 years of experience, reputation, and commitment to efficient and economical results makes us the best option for oil tank removal. Contact us for more information.

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