Many excavating, construction and even large scale plumbing projects are often complicated by the discovery of an underground storage tank that holds hazardous materials that need to be removed by trained specialists. Underground storage tank removal and installation is a complex and potentially dangerous job that should only be undertaken by licensed professionals, and many states have training programs that consist of several days worth of education on the subject. If you find yourself with an unwanted underground storage tank, it's best to never touch it yourself and instead call in the professionals.
Underground storage tanks can hold many hazardous substances, including chemicals, oil, petroleum, propane, diesel, gasoline and other compounds. Even if the tank itself no longer holds large volumes of hazardous liquids, it is still required by law that they be removed by licensed professionals. There is a good reason for this, too: all of these substances are potentially very dangerous to both workers and the surrounding environment. One mistake when dealing with the removal of an underground storage tank could be very costly.
Most people don't realize the role that secure underground storage tanks play in our everyday lives, but they are used to store things like gasoline and oil that we use every day to make our lives easier. These substances are, in many cases, simply too dangerous to store above ground in containers that could be damaged by human intervention, accidents or weather. Storing these hazardous materials below ground is an excellent way to protect them from the elements and keep everyone safe and sound.
Unlike plumbers, there is no abundance of licensed underground storage tank removal companies. You will likely have to visit your state's official government website and search for licensed storage tank installation businesses in your area. Because it is such a potentially difficult project, removing your underground storage tank may end up costing you more than a few dollars. Skipping the proper procedures, however, could cost you much more due to accidents, fines and even imprisonment if you try to remove the tank yourself.
If you are a property owner who needs to remove an underground storage tank of any kind, do the right thing and contact the state about what your obligations are. They will be able to set you up with a professional who can inspect your old tank and tell you exactly what the law requires in order to remove it. And before allowing any licensed company to start work on removing your underground storage tank, make sure that you research them for safety violations and always ask for references from previous customers.
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