New Westminster, is the oldest city in western Canada and is also known as the “Royal City”. To prevent the leakage of hazardous materials in this heritage-filled municipality, Advantage Waste Specialties has been servicing homes built between the 1920s and 1960s in New Westminster by removing old oil tanks on their property. CERC can help you with your underground tanks by providing the following services to all areas in New Westminster.
Between the 1920s and 1960s, many homes used oil as heating fuel, which was sourced from their underground oil tanks. Since modern homes use natural gas lines instead of oil, many homeowners may not be aware that they have an oil tank on their property. With an average life of 20 to 25 years, oil tanks can begin to leak hazardous materials into the environment if not removed. As such, it is crucial that homeowners hire a professional oil tank contractor to survey the property and verify or deny the presence of an underground oil tank. If not, the oil could pose a threat to your neighbours and wildlife as it can cross-contaminate the soil and water sources.
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Oil tanks must be professionally removed. To prevent contamination of the groundwater and surrounding soil, you must hire a professional for your New Westminster oil tank removal. Not only does this protect the environment, but it ensures efficient oil tank detection, removal, and disposal.
As leading experts in underground oil tanks, you can rely on the services of CERC Oil Tank Removal for your New Westminster property. Our team will ensure no step is overlooked while providing safe and fast services. This includes getting the proper oil tank permit(s), emptying the fuel storage tank, removing and discarding the tank, cleaning any contaminated soil, filling the sunken area, and more. With our expert handling, we can improve the value and environmental impact of your property, while minimizing risk.
In need of New Westminster oil tank removal? Here’s what to expect from the process…
At CERC, we offer a wide variety of services to homes and businesses including underground tank removals, above-ground tank removals, site assessments, and contaminated soil remediation. Our experienced professionals are committed to providing cost-effective solutions for all of your environmental needs.
We can ensure the safe removal of any underground oil tanks, accurate soil testing, and expert handling of your property to increase its value and environmental efficiency. With our hands-on approach, we take care of every step of the process. From acquiring permits to hiring environmental consultants to properly discarding your oil tank, we offer reliable, affordable, and safe services. This not only makes the process easier for our clients, but it ensures no stage of the oil tank removal is missed or overlooked. Contact our team today to get started!
New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services offer the following advice for homeowners regarding the removal or decommissioning of underground oil storage tanks:
Look for visual signs of a tank’s presence, such as cast iron piping coming from the ground.
Hire an Oil Tank Contractor to search for the presence of an oil tank using a metal detector.
Contact New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services for information from their property database. Note that the database information may or may not be complete and does not include site plans.
We cannot recommend a specific contractor or Registered Professional Engineer to perform the work. Please look to your Yellow Pages for this information. We would recommend you obtain at least three separate quotes and ask for references. Ensure the company you select has a business license to operate in the City of New Westminster, has WorkSafe BC coverage, and has obtained the necessary Permit from the Fire Department.
If, when the tank is unearthed, there is soil contamination found, the Registered Professional Engineer will coordinate with the tank contractor and the Ministry of Environment for a cleanup plan.
Your Registered Professional Engineer and the contractor will submit a final report, with pictures, to New Westminster Fire and Rescue for storage in the property’s database.
CERC offers a wide variety of services to homes and businesses, including:
Our experienced professionals are committed to providing cost-effective solutions for all of your environmental needs.
Here we have compiled links to B.C. city portal sites with information on B.C. regulations and specific city regulations for British Columbia, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, West Vancouver, and Surrey. Recommended reading. Stay informed and adhere to standards when planning for oil tank removal.