If you have a fuel tank that is no longer being used at your home or business, we offer superior fuel tank removal services.
If you have an old fuel tank on your property that you no longer need, don’t try to remove it yourself. It is important to call someone for professional fuel tank removal services, because there are special environmental precautions that must be taken and area guidelines that must be followed. Here at Collingwood Fuels, we have over 40 years of experience with all things fuel related. We offer fuel tank installation services, fuel tank repairs, fuel tank maintenance, fuel tank replacement and a variety of fuel delivery services, including propane, furnace oil, diesel and gasoline.
When you call us for your fuel tank removal, you can be sure that we will use all our professional skills to reliably and safely remove your fuel tank. We can then replace the tank with a new one, if that is what you want us to do, or completely remove it and fill in the leftover space (if it was an in-ground tank). There are certain signs that it is time to replace or remove your fuel tank. If your existing fuel tank is more than 12 years old, it may be reaching the end of its expected lifespan. If it has needed multiple repairs or there seems to be a reduction in your energy-efficiency, your fuel tank could be to blame.
We can take care of all your fuel tank removal needs in and near Collingwood, Ontario. We know all the area guidelines and will make sure that everything goes smoothly. Your first step is to call us today.
FAQs about Fuel Tank Removal
At Collingwood Fuels, we know that one of the advantages of serving the Collingwood, Ontario area as long as we have is being able to anticipate questions regarding fuel tank removal. While we are always more than happy to address any specific questions you might have, we thought we’d share with you some common ones.
I need fuel tank removal because it has corroded. Why did it do that?
Any iron-based metal is going to rust eventually, leaving you no choice but to replace it once it has corroded enough to begin leaking. There are many factors that determine how soon that will happen, including pH acidity of the soil, soil moisture, the quality of the fuel tank, the back fill material used, and if any damage occurred during installation.
Do I have to call for fuel tank removal if I’m no longer using it?
Ontario regulations require fuel tank removal for unused underground fuel tanks. However, you may submit an application for a variance to allow the tank to remain abandoned in the ground under certain circumstances.
What can happen if I don’t replace a fuel tank in a timely manner?
The first thing that can happen is that your fuel oil distributor may deem it unsafe to be used and would refuse to make a delivery to you. Another potential outcome is that your insurance carrier may choose not to provide insurance coverage until you replace the fuel tank. If your underground tank is leaking, the longer you wait to replace it, the more ground contamination you’ll face.