Soil Testing

Has your oil tank leaked?

Tank leakage can be detected through soil samples taken from around the underground storage tank. The test samples are then delivered to an independent fully accredited analytical laboratory that will test the soil for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons. All test results are provided in a written report.

A leaking underground oil tank can be one of the most expensive problems that a homeowner can have. Though most residential underground heating oil tanks have not leaked and can be decommissioned in place or removed, tanks suspected of leaking should be removed from the ground rather than abandoned in place.  After a tank is removed, leakage can be detected by visual inspection of the tank and soil, and by doing soil samples around where the tank was located.

If your tank has leaked, call Filco and we will assist you with possible insurance coverage for the cost of cleanups including Homeowners Insurance and Washington State Pollution Liability Insurance Agency (PLIA).  Our staff will explain the process step by step and answer all your questions.  We will assist you in the process of removing your old oil tank, taking soil samples, remediation, and the replacement of your old oil tank with a new above ground or underground oil tank, if you are still on oil heat.