Services

Filco Environmental Oil Tank Services

Tank Removal

After pumping out the oil we will excavate and remove your tank. Your tank is then transported off site to be cut, cleaned and scrapped. The hole in your yard is backfilled, compacted, and the ground cover and/or sod can be replaced and your property restored. The advantage of removing your underground oil tank is that you never have to deal with it again.  Upon completion, you will receive a decommissioning Certificate. Learn More about the Benefits, Disadvantages and the process…

Pump/Clean/Fill

(In Place/Underground Tank Closure) Your tank will be pumped out, triple rinsed and filled with structural foam, sand, or controlled density fill (lean concrete). The fill and vent pipes will be capped and cut off or removed. Upon completion, you will receive a decommissioning Certificate. Learn More about the Benefits, Disadvantages and the process…

Above Ground Tank Removal

After pumping out the oil, your tank is then transported off site to be cut, cleaned and scrapped. Certificates are issued upon receipt of payment. Learn More about the Benefits, Disadvantages and the process.

Tank Locating

We visually search the property for a filler pipe or vent pipe to the tank, or copper lines in the furnace room.  If the above method is not successful a metal detector is used to attempt to find the fill cap to the tank which is often just below the surface.  If the above two mentioned methods are not successful, we use sophisticated electronic equipment or ground penetrating radar.

Soil Testing

Filco performs soil tests by using a split auger to retrieve the sample from under the tank or next to the underground storage tank. The test samples are then delivered to an independent fully accredited analytical testing laboratory that will test the soil for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons. All test results are provided in a written report.

Site Remediation

If petroleum contamination is discovered, cleanup of the petroleum contamination may be needed, depending on the severity. Filco uses several methods to clean up petroleum contaminated soil including digging the material out and replacing it with clean material. The contaminated material is then baked to remove all the petroleum from the soil. Another method is bio-remediation, we will inject the ground with oil eating microbes which is effective in some oil conditions.

Tank Replacement / Installations  (Underground Or Above Ground Oil Tanks)

If you are installing a new tank or replacing an old tank that has failed, Filco can expertly supply all labor and material and permits to install your new tank. We can advise you on the different tank options. After pumping out the oil we will excavate and remove your tank. Your tank is then transported off site to be cut, cleaned and scrapped. A new underground storage tank is installed in its place or a new above ground oil tank is installed. The hole in your yard is backfilled and compacted. The ground cover and/or sod can be replaced and your property restored.