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Oil Tank and Underground Tank Removal

Spheratest has drilling equipment enabling efficient sampling, even in restricted spaces.
Many oil tanks remain buried on-site when changing the heating system of a residence, residential complex, or industrial facility. Corrosion and wear increase the risk of leaks over time. A leaking tank over many years can contaminate the surrounding soil, even reaching beneath the residence and potentially affecting groundwater. The costs of decontamination can then be substantial.
The financing of real estate transactions may be suspended when an unknown conduit is detected by the building inspector, while determining whether there is potential for contamination.
Steps for Oil Tank Removal
  1. Pumping out residual liquids from inside the tank;
  2. Cleaning and dismantling the oil equipment and disposing of dismantled materials;
  3. Transporting hazardous materials;
  4. Recycling oils, light oil, or other substances;
  5. Sampling the walls and bottom of the tank pit;
  6. Assessing corrective measures to be applied if analytical results of samples taken in the previous step exceed generic usage criteria or imposed standards.
  7. Producing a compliance report.
Objectives of Oil Tank Removal:
  1. Determine if soil and groundwater are contaminated by tank leakage.
  2. Eliminate the source of contamination and any new risk of contamination.
Why Choose Spheratest for Your Oil Tank Removal:
  • Turnkey service
  • Accredited laboratory
  • In-house standard and manual drilling equipment
  • Prompt execution
  • Availability of professionals to answer your questions
  • Over 500 tank removals completed across Québec.
"When faced with a contamination issue, they guided us through resolving the numerous challenges that emerged. Dealing with this kind of unpleasant surprise exposes property owners to a plethora of proven or potential problems. From the outset, Spheratest provided us with the best advice for carrying out decontamination according to industry standards. The company has always demonstrated diligence regarding deadlines. The staff is always courteous, punctual, and available. Everyone I encountered was highly knowledgeable in their field. Furthermore, Spheratest has always been transparent about costs, a major factor in such a stressful ordeal. They are a group of people for whom quality seems to be a cardinal value. Moreover, they treat you as a human being. In such a trial, this is invaluable. It is a top-notch company that I highly recommend."
"I wanted to highlight the excellent work of your project manager. It's truly pleasant to work with her. She is reliable, follows up diligently, and summarizes the issues very well. Our calls last an average of 3 minutes; she doesn't waste my time, and I have all the information I need. It's perfect."
"Thank you very much, I have always felt that you are very professional people. I can tell you that we feel confident with you and see such a difference. Thank you for being on our path to help us navigate through a situation for which we would have otherwise passed, believe me."
"On my site, I expected phases 1 and 2 to be a necessary step, and that we wouldn't discover anything more than what I already knew. But that was not the case. The Spheratest team accompanied me throughout the soil decontamination and rehabilitation process, which was long and full of challenges. Fortunately, they were patient in answering my 1001 questions in the face of my total lack of understanding of what we were finding with every shovel of dirt. They were diligent, available, present, understanding, and flexible to adapt to everything my site required. I greatly appreciated working with the Spheratest team, particularly Isabelle and Benoit, with whom I had many exchanges."