Frequently Asked Questions
WHY MUST THE TANK BE REMOVED FROM THE GROUND?
-The BC fire code states "...When UST has no further use OR has been out of service For 2 years, such tanks together with connecting pipes, dispensers and fluids shall be removed."
-LIABILITY Someone could get hurt if the tank corrodes and collapses. And, the property owner is Responsible for any contamination damage to their and any neighboring properties or ground waters that may be affected due to a leaking tank. The longer it leaks the further the contaminated flow could go.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF REMOVING IT NOW?
-Your insurance rate could be lowered OR some agencies may not insure you. Ask your agent.
-The cost of removal and disposal is always going up.
-Environmentalist services could soon be required at every UST extraction; raising the costs substantially.
-Property Resale: You've created a lovely home. Who wouldn't want to buy it? But you must disclose any UST on your property. NO ONE WANTS ONE. So they may only make a low offer if any offer at all. Or they may want a large chunk of money from the sale put in a trust account until the UST is removed (holding back potential profit).
-When contamination is found no one can say how much contamination is on site; be wary of those who do!
-WHO CAN YOU TRUST TO DO A GOOD JOB AT A REASONABLE PRICE?
-We are accredited members of BBB, are in good standing with Worksafe BC, Shell Busey's HomeSmart Network, BCPCA and are Insured.
-We are licensed in your city and are registered at your main Fire Dept. as professional UST removal specialists.
-We have an excellent reputation and offer you written quotes, references and photos.
-We make sure that the UST Fluids are legally transported by a licensed and bonded company who will dispose of it at an environmentally friendly site.
-It is advised that the all the parties involved be from their own separate companies; ie. the contractor, the environmentalist and
the laboratory all be from different companies.
-We have trusted, long time employees who are paid fairly and know their job well; some companies hire temporary piece workers.