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Tankmasters, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tankmasters, Inc., Tank Testing & Inspection, Sparks, MD

 


Do you service underground storage tanks in my area?
How long will a tank test take from the time I order until the time I get my results?
How much does a tank test cost?
If I am selling my home, am I legally required to have a test?
What should I be looking for in an underground storage tank service company?
Should I remove my tank or have an abandonment performed?
Why should I hire Tankmasters over other companies?
What brand of tanks do you install?
What size and types of tanks do you service?
Does someone need to be home when a test is conducted?
How long does the average test take?
What certifications and credentials do you have?


Do you service underground storage tanks in my area?
Tankmasters services the entire state of Maryland with an emphasis on Baltimore County. We have also performed professional underground storage tank (UST) testing and removal services on the Eastern Shore, in Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., southern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. If you have any questions about whether we can serve you, please contact us.

How long will a tank test take from the time I order until the time I get my results?
As little as one day, but typically 2-3 days. We can usually accommodate almost any type of timetable, depending on what our customers needs are. Schedule a service today.

How much does a tank test cost?
For competitive reasons, Tankmasters can’t post its prices online, but if you contact us, we would be happy to provide a free estimate. Our customers tell us that our prices are reasonable and our contracts are clear.

If I am selling my home, am I legally required to have a test?
It is not legally required to have a tank test performed in the state of Maryland if you are selling a home. However, it is increasingly the case that lenders are requiring that USTs be tested, tying mortgage financing to the tests. Plus it’s just common sense that if you are purchasing a home, you want to know exactly what it is you are buying.

What should I be looking for in an underground storage tank service company?
How long have they been in business? Are they fully licensed and certified? Do they offer references, upon request? How quickly can they get you accurate test results? Do they work on both below and above-ground systems? Do they offer any service guarantees? What type of testing equipment do they use? For a quick look at how Tankmasters measures up, please read our Why Tankmasters? page.

Should I remove my tank or have an abandonment performed?
In order to determine if your tanks should be removed or professionally abandoned, you must consider where it is and what is involved in removing it. Would removing it cause structural damage to your home? Abandonments are often the best approach, and we have extensive experience in abandonment procedures that meet the strictest environmental standards.

Why should I hire Tankmasters over other companies?
You should hire Tankmasters because we are simply the best at what we do. From customer service to the fastest turnaround times to the cleanest job sites, nobody beats Tankmasters.

What brand of tanks do you install?
We typically install Highland tanks, but we worked with (and are trained for) many different makes and models of USTs.

What size and types of tanks do you service?
There is almost no tank too small or too large for us to work with, above or below ground. We have seen them all and can handle’em all, from standard 275-500 gallon residential tanks, to as large as 15,000 gallon commercial tanks.

Does someone need to be home when a service is conducted?
With your permission, we can service outdoor tanks without you having to be there. For services that require us to enter you home, we ask that someone be at home to let us in.

How long does the average tank test take?
It typically takes about an hour to properly test a tank with results at completion of the service. When necessary we provide written results on the same day as the test.

What certifications and credentials do you have?
  • State of Maryland Certified to install

  • State of Maryland Certified to removal

  • State of Maryland Certified to upgrade and repair

  • Certified for the Estabrook EzyChek acoustic tank testing system

  • OSHA Hazardous Materials Certified Site Worker

  • State-approved Confined Space Entry Technician

  • Xerxes Certified Installers

  • Ameron Piping Certified Installers

  • APT Certified Installers for flexible underground piping

  • Cathodic Protection Systems Certification

  • State of Maryland Certificate of Training for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control

  • State of Maryland Apprentice Well Drillers license

  • Smith Fibercast Certified for underground piping

  • Blue Line Technologies (bulkhead fittings and piping)