As a gas station operator, you know how important it is for your equipment to be operating at full capacity. If you are not pumping gas, you are not making money! It’s easy to keep an eye on the fuel dispensers and other more visible areas of the forecourt, but what about those parts that are out of sight and, therefore, out of mind? Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it can be skipped during maintenance. One of those areas that you can’t ignore is your sump. It would be best to have this regularly inspected by a petroleum service company and repaired or replaced as required.
Not everyone who is running a gas station knows what all of the components are that contribute to the day-to-day operations of their site, but that’s what your petroleum service company is there for! So, for those who may not be in the know, what is a sump? In the most basic terms, the sump is a chamber below the ground providing access to the components of the tank system and giving protection to them as well. The sump can also help to prevent oil leaks and other harmful substances contaminating the surrounding soil. They will typically be made from either fiberglass or polyethylene. The most common types of sumps found around the gas station include:
All of these types of sump serve a vital function in your gas station, so you must maintain them appropriately. That’s where your petroleum service company comes into play.
When you choose PumpTex, inc. as your petroleum service company, you can rest easy knowing that our technicians have the knowledge and training to inspect all areas of your gas station, including the sump. They understand the latest compliance requirements both from the EPA and at the State level. These inspections will be included in your regular maintenance visits, but in between these appointments; it can be useful to know what to look out for.
Suppose you notice any of these potential problems or anything else that looks unusual. In that case, you need to contact your petroleum service company to discuss making a repair or replacing the sump entirely.
You may wonder how to tell if your sump can be repaired or if it is time to replace it with a new sump. There are a number of situations where it could be necessary, and your petroleum service company will discuss this with you. Here are some of the more common scenarios where the sump would need a complete replacement rather than a repair
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