Surrey “the city of parks” is the second largest city in BC and is home to one of the fastest growing communities in Canada.  The city of surrey is filled with pristine parks, rapidly developing residential neighborhoods and an expanding innovative downtown core.  While living in Surrey definitely has its perks, there are a couple things that could definitely been seen as undesirable, from the unrelenting rain that is a common occurrence in the Lower Mainland, to the topic that has brought you to here… “Oil tanks”.

Dependent on which neighbor you reside in Surrey, natural gas was implemented approximately in the late 1950’s throughout the 1960’s, ending an era of various alternative fuel sources, such as: wood, coal and residential underground storage tanks.  While oil tanks were still being used and installed, the volume in which they were used dramatically decreased as natural gas rapidly became the desired choice of new homebuilders.  As with all technology, when the newest convenience arrives, the oldest quickly becomes obsolete.

In the oil tank removal industry, there are many governing bodies and it is important to adhere to all requirements to ensure that the job is done safely, efficiently and effectively.  It is important that all documentation is collected, compiled and supplied to the appropriate departments to confirm that when the job is complete there will be no further issues.

Important to know…

In Surrey, it is a requirement that an environmental consultant collects, submits and provides a final environmental report for each project.  This is a critical part of the process, as the main reason for removal of an oil tank is to determine if there has been any leakage and if the contamination levels exceed the Ministry of Environments allowable limits.  The permit price for an oil tank removal in Surrey is $165.  Also in Surrey, an arborist must provide an comfort letter before you can start the oil tank removal process if there are any trees that may be effected.  In the end a city inspector must inspect each site and confirm that the oil tank has been removed and there has been no damage to city property or any trees.  As part of our hassle free approach, we will synchronize the subcontractors involved in the project to ensure that things go smoothly and no stages in the oil tank removal process are overlooked.

Feel free to contact us now 604.725.1515 or info@oiltank.ca for more information about oil tank searches, oil tank removal, or contamination removal in Surrey.  If you are unsure if you have an oil tank, please select the book a scan button on the bottom of this screen and we will be delighted to assist you in the location of your tank, or to provide an oil tank certificate/ report if no tank is found.  If you have an oil tank on your property and need a fast and affordable solution, please select the book a quote option on the bottom of this screen and we will be happy to provide you with a quick, competitive, and transparent quote.

Please note this is for informational purposes only: We do our best to keep the rules, regulations and permit prices current on our website; however, it is important to be aware that with constant changes in the industry varying from city to city, it is best to contact Tri City Tank Tech or your local governing bodies to confirm that this information is current and relevant to your situation.