What do you do if you find an abandoned underground propane tank on your property?
Since underground propane tanks are extremely dangerous and flammable, full or empty, you should proceed with extreme caution. Since the below ground propane tank was abandoned you probably do not know if the tank is full of propane or in proper working order. Here are a few options to try.
Option A: If you are able to identify that the tank is owned by a propane company that is still in business, contact that company and request the tank be removed. It is their property and you should not have any removal expense.
Option B: Contact RP Gas Piping in Phoenix, Arizona to evaluate the abandoned underground propane tank you found on your property. RP Gas Piping is licensed, insured and qualified to safely and legally remove and dispose your underground liquid propane storage tank. RP Gas Piping’s trained professionals will be in compliance with all Arizona laws, rules and regulations surrounding abandoned underground propane tanks.
Option C: Try to remove the abandoned underground propane tank yourself. If you remove the underground propane tank safely yourself what do you do with it? You can’t dump it in the desert, city dumps won’t let you drop it off and recycling companies won’t take it. Face it, you have hazardous material on your hands, regulated by Federal, State and Local Governments. The best and safest option is to contact a professional to help you remove your underground propane tank.
Additional information can be obtained from the following agencies/company:
RPGaspiping – https://rpgaspiping.com
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality – www.azdeq.gov
Below are images of a large retail store after a liquid propane storage tank explosion.