With the Coronavirus pandemic, it seems like the world has come to a halt. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the need for fuel tank removal. Pandemic or not, fuel tanks continue to wear out, corrode, and/or leak with age.
If your fuel tank is showing signs of decay, it’s time to get it replaced. And if you’re worried about COVID-19 exposure, know that qualified fuel tank removal companies are adhering to strict cleaning and disinfecting guidelines to protect their customers.
Call Fuel Tank Removal Services for a Leaking Underground Storage Tank
If your fuel tank is buried deep underneath the ground, it can take you days or weeks to notice that the tank is leaking. Since a leaking fuel storage tank poses a severe health risk as well as environmental hazard, it’s crucial to get the tank repaired or replaced.
How to tell if your underground fuel tank is leaking? Watch out for the following signs:
- Plants and bushes around the tank area are dying
- The taste, color, or odor of your well water seems weird
- The consumption of fuel has gone up even though the weather is moderately cold
- You can smell a petroleum odor coming from the ground
- The water below or adjacent to the fuel tank has an oily sheen to it
- The area around the fill pipe is stained
- The soil around the fuel tank area is much darker than the nearby soil
- The fuel lines have traces of water in them
Any of these signs indicate that the tank needs to be repaired or completely removed. In that case, it’s recommended to call experienced fuel tank removal experts so they can get rid of it in a safe manner.
Contact Fuel Tank Removal Experts for a Corroded Aboveground Storage Tank
If you have a fuel storage tank that’s aboveground, it’s bound to wear out with time. From corrosion to other wear and tear, a storage tank sustains a lot of damage over its natural lifespan.
These tanks are usually placed in basements or crawl spaces where moisture levels and humidity are high so that further increases the corrosion. If your storage fuel tank is located in an open area, it will be exposed to Mother Nature.
To top it off, due to the increasingly strict environmental regulations, the sulfur content in both heating oil and diesel is very low these days. Of course, this is good news for the environment, however, it is not so good for your fuel tank.
Thanks to the low sulfur, the bacteria are free to wreak havoc in the tanks. These harmful bacteria discharge particular compounds that cause corrosion, damaging the fuel tank from within.
If you notice that the rust on the bottom of your tank is gradually increasing, it means the bacteria are thriving inside the tank, causing irreversible damage. In this case, it’s imperative to call one of your nearest fuel tank removal companies and have the tank replaced.
Most tank manufacturers offer a 10-year guarantee for aboveground fuel tanks; this might give you an idea of your fuel storage tank’s lifespan and when it’s time to replace it.
Contact EPAC Inc. For Quick and Safe Fuel Tank Removal Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Whether you need your fuel tank replaced or removed, we at EPAC Inc. can help. In the light of current circumstances, all of our specialists have undergone special training to handle your fuel tank removal needs while wearing COVID-safe protective gear. We take your safety very seriously so we’ll make sure we follow a stringent protocol during our visit.
Our specialists will inspect your situation and repair/remove it without exposing you to any unnecessary risk. Call us at 954-974-7055 or use our online contact form to schedule a fuel tank removal or inspection.