In an industry that is not well known, it can be hard to know where to start and how to to hire an oil tank removal company.

Many times the topic of oil tank removal comes up when you are in the middle of a renovation or property transfer, so this unforeseen added task can seem daunting.

It is important to do your homework when contracting any type of service professional;however, in a relatively newer industry it can be hard to know if you are getting a fair shake.

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How long has the company been in business?

This should be one of the top considerations when hiring an oil tank removal company.

It all comes down to knowledge and experience.

If the oil tank removal company is relatively new, there is a higher risk that they make not have the knowledge, experience or tools to complete your oil tank removal properly and cost effectively.

It is important to hire an oil tank removal company with a proven track record. 

 

Knowledge
Every city has its own set of rules and regulations.  If the oil tank removal company does not follow the proper protocols for your city, your final report may not be recognized.  

Additionally, if the oil tank removal company misses your oil tank during your oil tank detection or soil contamination is missed during your oil tank removal, you can run into legal liabilities in the future.

Safety

Safety is also a concern when removing your oil tank.  

If an oil tank is removed improperly there is a higher risk for potential incidents on your property, for example: fires, explosions, collapses, oil spills, utility damages.

 
Experience
Every property is unique and each oil tank removal has its own set of obstacles.  

If your oil tank removal company cannot identify these potential obstacles before your oil tank removal, they have a higher risk of running into them during the process.  

This will usually cost you time, added stress and most importantly more money.

 
Tools
If the oil tank removal company does not have the proper tools, you may end up paying a premium because they will have to rent specific items.  

Also if they use inferior methods, you will end up with a less than desirable result, for example…
• During your oil tank detection, if they do not have quality equipment, there is a higher probability that they may miss your oil tank.
• When quoting your oil tank removal, if they do not have their own excavators than the rental cost will be worked into your bill.

Referrals

Word of mouth is sometimes the best way to find a reputable company.  

Your realtor, home inspector, friends or neighbours may have recommendations based on there experience’s.

Getting recommendations can be a valuable resource when choosing an oil tank removal company, but you should not base your decision solely on the experience of others.  

It is important to understand the industry and ask the right questions to make an informed decision.

Questions you should ask your oil tank removal company

Below are some of the top basic questions that you should ask your potential oil tank removal company. 

  • How long have they been in business?
  • Do they have proper insurance coverage?
  • Are there any hidden fees?
  • Are they an accredited member with the Better Business Bureau?
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Trust Your Instincts

Finally it all comes down to what your instincts tell you.

First impressions are quite important, if you do not get good service and informative answers in your first conversation, you probably will not get it during your oil tank removal either.  

 

  • Did they answer your call or return your call quickly?
  • Did they have good customer service?
  • Were they up front with their prices?
  • Did they answer your questions thoroughly and politely?
  • Did they have proper insurance coverage?
  • Do they have a proven track record?

 

If you do your research and asked the right questions, in the end your decision should be alot easier.  

Thank you for reading our blog. We hope by reading this article you have gained a better understanding of how to choose an oil tank removal company.  

If you enjoyed reading this post, make sure you check out more related informative blogs.  

 

Matthew Szwaba
Chief Operating Officer
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Tri-City Tank Tech ltd

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