The larger the property, the more expensive it may be to maintain a UTS, therefore any owner of the land can have a problem. This makes companies decide to either maintain their storage tanks or not. It is neither straightforward or inexpensive to remove the oil tank, but it may be preferable to waiting for the oil tank to deteriorate. Here is a brief we have created with 5 reasons that we have listed about why you should remove your commercial UST.
It did not pass inspection
USTs in the commercial sector are controlled, certified, and closely monitored. This indicates that your tank will be inspected regularly to ensure that it is in good working order and that no leaks have developed. The first thing that will be verified during the examination is whether or not water has entered the tank. The water will be evacuated if it has, but it is still a good idea to remove your tank now. If water has already entered the tank, it will do so again, because water is what causes a tank to fail. The tank will corrode and finally leak as a result of the water.
It is too ancient
Oil tank technology has progressively improved, like nearly nothing. Today’s oil tanks are considerably safer and safe than 30 years ago. It is time to remove your oil tank from the ground if it is decades old. USTs are now carefully controlled, as aging tanks continue to collapse and cause serious environmental problems. You should get it removed as quickly as possible when your oil tank is from the 1970s or earlier. Due to their lack of safety, these tanks are very harmful to your property. They have just one-wall steel, for example, and cannot be monitored or properly operated anymore.
You’re putting the property up for sale
USTs are not a feature that new purchasers seek. If you are selling your business, you should have your oil tank removed for several reasons. The presence of a UST on your property reduces its value. Because they are a danger and difficult to keep, USTs make your home less desirable to potential purchasers. Furthermore, the potential tenant may request that the tank be removed.
It is not in use
If your oil tank isn’t being used, it’s causing more damage than good. USTs are a major environmental danger that is frequently overlooked. It’s much more probable that you’ll forget about your UST if you’re not using it. As a result, the tank may not be adequately monitored for leaks, causing significant damage to your home in the future.
The Tank is a Complete Failure
If the tank fails it means it has either leaked or poured into the ground. You are forced to remove the tank at this point. It will be the most expensive removal if you wait until this stage to remove your business oil tank. You’ll have to not only remove your tank but also remediate the location. This is a procedure that ensures that all spilled oil is removed from the earth. It’s a time-consuming and costly endeavor. Furthermore, if the oil has seeped so far into the soil that it has contaminated the groundwater, your property will be subjected to years of inspections.
Don’t wait to get your UST removal procedure started. It simply costs you more to wait till the last minute or until it is too late. We can help you get started straight away at Industrial Demolition and Metal Management so please contact us for guidance.