Tank Cleaning

Notice the level of sludge inside the tank

Tank cleaning services are a fundamental part of our operation, it forms the basis for the majority of tasks completed for our customers. Tank cleaning allows us to resolve contamination issues within tanks, enabling customers to either continue dispensing fuel, or for equipment such as boilers or generators to run efficiently. Tank cleaning services also allow us to make fuel and oil tanks safe prior to decommissioning and ensures that all tank contents are responsibly dealt with.

Depending on a customer’s requirements, we can offer a range of  tank cleaning services. Please feel free to click on either of the links below relating to a specific requirement, each page contains information on each type of tank cleaning, along with an FAQ section, or continue reading below for an overview:

Above Ground Fuel and Oil Tank Cleaning Services

Underground Fuel and Oil Tank Cleaning Services


Obtaining a Tank Cleaning Services Quotation

Tank Cleaning

Tank cleaning in progress

In order for us to provide a quotation, we simply need to gather a few pieces of information to allow us to assess your needs.

  • The number of, and working capacities of the tank / tanks to be cleaned.
  • The current or last grade of fuel or oil held in the tank.
  • Whether the tanks are above or below ground and what access we have in order to open and enter the tanks.
  • If the tank or tanks are no longer in use, the level of fuel / oil in them for disposal.
  • Where in the UK the tanks are located.
  • If possible some pictures of the tanks and subsequent access e.g. beneath manhole covers.

With that information, we can gain an immediate picture of your requirements, and often get a quotation back to you very quickly. Our quotation will set out the work required to clean your tank, along with details of any documentation that will be issued to you, authorities that will be notified by us and caveats that may be required.

The Tank Cleaning Process

With the correct equipment and a safe system of work, tank cleanings services can be carried out quickly and efficiently, often with minimal disruption to businesses and always with a great end result. Each job will be different, that is why you will receive a tailored proposal and a safe system of work to suit your requirements. All of our work is carried out by our own in-house team, you will never be passed over to a subcontractor and one of our team will be there to answer your questions both before, during and after the tank cleaning process.

If you would like to discuss your requirements with one of our experienced engineers, please feel free to call us on 01132635163, email enquiries@jwhtanks.co.uk or fill out our enquiry form here.