Helpful Definition for: Tank Sales & Service
Tank sales and service businesses provide, install and maintain various types of liquid- and/or gas-holding tanks for a multitude of purposes, ranging from residential oil tanks to transporter tanks and huge industrial holding and storage tanks. Tank contractors generally have expertise in the areas of plumbing, electrical work and heavy equipment operation. Businesses catering to large industrial clients will often design and construct custom tank facilities for their customers, and provide inspection, maintenance and repair services as required. Other tanks sales and service companies specialize in the proper installation, servicing, abandonment and removal of both above-ground and underground tanks, especially those designed to hold petroleum products or hazardous chemicals. If these types of tanks rupture or leak, the result may be environmental havoc that requires hugely expensive remediation and can even result in legal sanctions. For this reason, leak detection services and assistance with local registration requirements, permitting and compliance issues are also commonly offered by tanks sales and service contractors.