Storage Tank Removal, Sludge Removal, Industrial Cleanup and Remediation

At Cleaning Contractors Inc., our Industrial Cleaning services include excavation work, lagoon closures, underground storage tank removal and above ground storage tank removal. All of these processes involve extreme care and attention. We understand the associated risks and follow all the steps necessary to keep everyone and the environment completely safe from harm.

Environmental excavation can be an extremely hazardous process. This is why it is so important to hire the professionals at CCI. We are trained in handling industrial waste materials so that the work place, environment and public all remain safe. We adhere to OSHA trenching and excavation standards and guidelines, and regularly practice sound safety procedures. Knowing how to handle a variety of different materials is key, since certain products have entirely unique handling requirements.

Lagoon closures take in several different factors. Details that must be considered include how the lagoon was cited, constructed and maintained and the amount of sludge and solids that have been built up through the years. While the top layer of a lagoon is liquid, the bottom two layers are made up of sludge and solids. This is the portion of the lagoon that must be carefully closed in an environmentally sound manner.

There are almost 600,000 underground storage tanks in the US that have petroleum and other industrial-grade substances stored inside. When removing the tanks, the greatest threat is leaking these products and contaminating drinking water. At CCI, we know exactly how to remove both underground and aboveground storage tanks safely so that groundwater and drinking water is protected. Underground storage tanks, also called bunker tanks, are containers that have been placed into the ground where the earth has been cut away and then recovered. Above ground storage tanks, more commonly called bulk storage containers, also contain petroleum products and other oils. Some containers are partially buried as well.

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Featured Projects / Case Study

CCI provides on-going support for a major transmission plant in the Midwest on a scheduled and on-call basis.  This work is performed in conjunction and coordination with the plant’s operations and maintenance team in order to insure continued, high quality operation of key components.  CCI responds to in-plant emergencies to restore plant operations as quickly as possible.  CCI’s participation in the management of this facility assists in providing quality products for the plant’s customers.

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CCI has provided fluid removals, equipment cleaning, and residuals management services for equipment and related piping systems in advance of the removal (strip-out) of the equipment at a former automotive plant in Ohio.  Also, depending on project scope, CCI provides cleaning of pits and trenches as necessary in advance of, or during, equipment removal.   In execution of this work, CCI operates in close coordination with the Owner’s site, engineering, and environmental representatives.  Effective strip-out preparation provided by CCI helps reduce equipment demolition timing and helps maintain project cost and schedule.

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To support Owner developed demolition specifications, and regulatory requirements, CCI addressed the universal wastes, residual chemicals, and surface cleaning of a former auto plant in Michigan.  The objective of this pre-demolition cleaning is to remove hazardous materials so that the demolition can occur without impacting other media.  This pre-demolition cleaning also maximizes recovery and recycling efforts by reducing surface contamination and avoiding the disposal of valuable construction materials.

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In support of rehabilitation of an abandoned auto plant in Michigan, CCI provided post-demolition cleaning of concrete surfaces; including slabs, pits, and trenches. This effort not only provided a safer work environment, it also facilitated backfilling and other rehabilitation activities.

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