Here in Maryland, oil and fuel tank removal is tightly regulated through the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) under the Oil Control Program (OCP). This program is designed to help prevent hazardous fuel spills that can contaminate our water sources and soil.
Regardless of the size of your unwanted tank, where it’s located, or what type of fuel it was used to store, under Maryland state law only MDE-certified technicians and removers can complete the extraction process. While the OCP does not require either the property owner or the Maryland oil tank removal company to provide the MDE with advance notice when a tank is being extracted, state law does mandate that any fuel release be reported to authorities immediately.
The Maryland Department of the Environment “strongly recommends the replacement” of underground storage tanks, or USTs, that are over 20 years old. This is because all underground storage tanks will eventually begin to rust out as they age, which increases the risk that petroleum products will be released directly into the ground.
Fast, Efficient Oil Tank Extraction in Maryland
At Oil Tank Removal Now, we are licensed and insured to disconnect and remove of all types of petroleum storage tanks, including diesel fuel tanks and gas tanks from repair shops, marinas, industrial sites, and farms.
We work quickly and carefully to minimize any disruption during the tank extraction process, and we’re always mindful to avoid damaging your landscaping, fencing, buildings, and driveway while we work. We don’t just remove oil tanks – we treat your property like it’s our own.
Make Your Property Safer By Having Your Tanks Removed
Having your old tanks taken out not only reduces the risk of a fuel release on your property, it can help to minimize the chances that your home or business will be targetted by fuel thieves. As the price of home heating oil, gasoline, and diesel fuel continues to rise, fuel is a hot commodity among criminals looking to make a quick profit.
Hiring our Maryland oil tank removal specialists means you won’t need to worry about soil contamination from a leaking tank, and it also means would-be fuel thieves will look elsewhere.
Contact Us For Your Free Quote Today
To find out why we’re the leading Maryland oil tank removal company, call us today. We’ll review your project, explain our process, and provide you with a clear, up-front estimate that makes it easy for you to know exactly what having your old oil tank or fuel tank removed will cost.
Remember, over time all petroleum storage tanks will eventually leak. By having your above-ground or buried oil tank or fuel tanks removed right away you’ll help minimize the chances of a costly, labor-intensive leak occuring on your property.