Underground Storage Tank Services in Portland, OR

Tank Scan & Sweep

We offer a comprehensive tank sweep service to locate and identify any oil tanks in your yard. We use advanced technology and methods to find a variety of tanks, such as heating oil tanks and underground storage tanks.

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Heating Oil Tank Removal

Storage Tank & Soil Sampling

As an oil tank ages, it shows signs of corrosion. Eventually, the corrosion eats through the tank, allowing heating oil to leak. A tank search and sample provides an accurate assessment of the tank’s location, condition, and level of contamination in the soil. 

Tank Decommissioning

There are several possible reasons a tank may leak. A UST leak can lead to an environmental hazard in the soil and water. If a worn-out or damaged tank causes the leak, we will need to decommission or remove the tank. Repairs are not an option.

Dry Well Decommissioning in Portland, Oregon

Septic Tank Services

Like other systems in your home, septic tank systems need regular maintenance to prevent issues and efficiently do their job. Regular septic tank maintenance does for your septic system what changing the engine oil does for your car: it helps the system run optimally and prevents problems.

Types of Storage Tanks in Portland, OR

Alpha Environmental is well versed in the 2 major types of storage tanks that can be found in the Portland area. 

Heating Oil Tanks (HOT)

Heating oil tanks are containers that hold oil (diesel #2) to heat homes or buildings; however, they have many negatives and should be decommissioned in place or removed altogether. Not only can they pollute the soil around the tank, but they can contaminate groundwater and pose a fire or explosion hazard. This is caused by tanks that are underground for too long and start to corrode.

Alpha Environmental has become the go-to when it comes to heating oil tank services. We handle decommissioning, investigation, assessment, and cleanup proven by on-call service contracts with the City of Portland and TriMet, as well as for many developers, real estate agents, and professionals in the industry. We are an Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) licensed Heating Oil Tank (HOT) Service Provider.

If an issue is found when inspecting the heating oil tank, there are multiple tank cleanup methods that Alpha Environmental utilizes:

  • Soil Matrix Cleanups – This process often removes most of, if not all, of the contaminated soil at a heating oil tank cleanup site or covers low-impact closures where limited contamination is present.
  • Risk-Based Decision-Making Cleanups – This process potentially allows closure with some of the contamination on a property if it can be proven by DEQ regulations that leaving the pollution from the heating oil tank will not impact human or environmental health. These types of tank cleanups are often used when removing contamination would impact structures or when costs are too high or cannot successfully remove all contamination.
  • General Remedy Cleanup – a limited risk assessment closure for lower-risk sites.

Underground Storage Tanks (UST)

Since 1995, Alpha Environmental has performed service on all phases of Underground Storage Tanks (UST) in and around Portland, Oregon and has successfully closed 9,000+ projects; in other words, every single project we have been contracted for.

Hundreds of thousands of underground storage tanks are located in the United States that have some sort of hazardous material in them. The greatest threat from these tanks is the possibility that they will contaminate local groundwater and soil, which is why it is important to know if you have an underground storage tank on your property.

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Why Choose Alpha Environmental

Our goal is to get the job done right while protecting our client. We are committed to ensuring you are safe in your residence, no matter what. We are fully licensed, bonded, insured, and here to help with all of your environmental needs.

Family Owned & Operated

We pride ourselves on strong company values that translate into service levels which go above and beyond average service providers

21+ Years Experience

For over two decades we've been doing the dirty work, serving residential and commercial customers in the greater Portland area

Care & Ownership

Our entire team is committed to ensuring your home or place of business is safe and every job gets done the right way

David D.
Lake Oswego, OR
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My wife and I experienced a hot water pipe busting in the crawlspace. It has been a total nightmare. However, Chris and his team provided expert quality care, with timeliness and the greatest degree of professionalism. I would HIGHLY recommend Alpha Enviornmental!
Zhanna S.
Beaverton, OR
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Can’t say enough about Alpha Environmental! Their costumer service is 10/10, they have really good systems in place, responsive, and professional. The gals in the scheduling department are always so kind! As a real estate agent, I use Alpha’s services numerous times a year. Either it’s for Mold bids, oil tank decommissioning, radon etc. They always do a fantastic job! Thank you for all the work you do!
Kristen L.
Portland, OR
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Wow where do I even begin?? We’re absolutely thrilled by the work Alpha has done for us and we’re eternally grateful to them for ridding our house of asbestos tile! They’re polite, kind, professional — from estimator Filo to manager Dame to Jake, Melvin and the other two guys on the crew (so sorry we didn’t get your names) — you guys are awesome and we so appreciate your help. Our house looks amazing. The peace of mind you’ve given us is priceless. We can’t thank you enough. We’ll certainly be in back in touch if we ever need any of your services again. Thank you thank you!!!
Jeff S.
Salem, OR
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Alpha environmental's employees were punctual, pleasant to work with and there services are reasonably priced. I highly recommend them because I would use them again in the future.
Lea C.
Tualatin, OR
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Took a water sample in for lead testing and they were so fast and helpful. Rodolfo was so nice and informative in explaining the testing and what it meant! Would definitely recommend everyone to go there and will go to them for any future needs!
Claire B.
Portland, OR
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Alpha environmental was extremely helpful in navigating me through the process of testing some leftover construction debris for asbestos so I could take it to the dump. Their office manager spent time with me on the phone discussing the options for sample collection, and was extremely friendly in answering my many questions. Sample drop off at the office was easy and the results even came back a few days earlier than expected. Will definitely return if I need more sampling done!
Jeff C.
Tigard, OR
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I would highly recommend anyone wanting, quick efficient services relating to environmental testing to check out Alpha Environmental. Not only was the staff friendly and responsive, but also professional! If I could 6 stars out of 5, I would!
Jotham P.
Portland, OR
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We used Alpha Environmental Services to conduct our home inspection, radon testing, sewer scope and oil tank decommissioning. Every part of their service was really professional. They took so many great photos of the house during the inspection and offered lots of explanation on what they found. Great team. Highly recommend!
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