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Alpha Environmental Services Inc
1.0
An oil tank needed to be removed along with some of the soil. We were under a deadline to get it done so the owner would not be foreclosed and the home sale would go thru. After giving us their "final" bill so we could pay them they came back several days later with an additional bill they said they overlooked. We refused to pay it because we figured that was their problem. They held up the sale until it was paid. I will never use them again. Very unprofessional.
- Tom W....
Pulliam Petroleum
5.0
They're very friendly. The woman that works the phone is very helpful and has connected me to someone else when I had problems with my oil tank. The man that delivers the oil is also very nice to deal with.
- Julie W....
SOIL SOLUTIONS
1.0
Our 1950ish house had a buried heating oil tank. Twenty year prior the oil tank was decommissioned. During the sell of our house,it was discovered and soil samples determined the soil at one end of the tank was 10 percent above DEQ requirements. Test one cost $330, test two cost $1900, test three cost $1900,and test four cost $3500 for the water. They wanted to take a sample in the neighbors basement which they refused. What was determined?? After the test nothing changed but my bank, No further action needed. I feel robbed. Calling is financial suicide!!
- Becky G....
Alpha Environmental Services Inc
5.0
I received estimates from several firms. Alpha Environmental Services was neither the most expensive nor the least. They were, however, half the cost of our most expensive estimate. We went with them because of their reputation (thanks, Angie's List), promptness, and professionalism, and because they have the appropriate DEQ licenses so we could be sure that the tank would be properly decommissioned. They basically took care of everything from initial soil test (I forget their technician's name, but he very kindly explained the process for me when he came to take soil samples) to the cleaning the oil tank, filling with inert material, and removal of vent and inlet. We had excellent communication throughout the process and received documents with lab results and certifying the decommissioning within a day or two. If we have need of other environmental services, we will certainly call on them again.
- Michael F....
Grimm's Fuel Co
5.0
They were very responsive when I called for price and information and also provide auto-fill service at the same gallon price as on-demand fill. I signed up for their auto-fill service so I no longer need to worry about running out of oil or waiting to fill 400-500 gallons at once which is now very expensive by any oil company.
- Nedra B....
First Call Heating & Cooling
5.0
Only one small glitch - we opted not to clean vents before the new system was put in. When unit was tested we had a blow back of dust throughout our main floor - also some footprints on carpet. First Call responded immediately with a cleaning crew. We were very pleased. I recommend having vents cleaned even if they do not appear to need it.
- Naomi R....
Alpha Environmental Services Inc
5.0
In the process of buying a house we found that the underground oil tank had been leaking. In our agreement to purchase the house, it was agreed that the seller would hire someone to clean up the contamination, decommission the tank, and install a new tank. They hired Alpha Environmental. Alpha performed soil testing, decommissioned the tank, and installed a new tank in the basement of our house. We were very concerned about the oil leak and clean-up process. The people at Alpha were fantastic about answering our questions at length and going over the process with us. They spent a significant amount of time making sure we felt comfortable with what was happening. Doug and Richard at Alpha were really great. Richard installed the tank and did a great job. He was very open to feedback about where the vents/fill would be placed, and took the time to go over all my options as well as explain to me different issues involved with the tank and tank placement. My only concern is that when I had the new tank filled, I got a note from the oil company that the fill pipe was too short. I'm not sure how much of a problem this is, or how legitimate it is since they were able to fill the tank, and Alpha seemed very concerned about doing everything to code.
- Tara K....
SOIL SOLUTIONS
2.0
Dug to and removed top of previously pumped-out tank. Took the required soil samples and found about 10 X threshold contamination. That triggered an air sample test under the basement slab, the results of which cost a kilobuck or so but were apparently OK. They then did whatever one does to the internal volume of a decommissioned tank and sort-of filled the hole they dug. More landscaping will be required to restore the original grade. But the real problem, aside from the fact that some of the tests may have been unnecessary or faked ( a concept I hadn't even contemplated 'till I read some of their reviews here), was that they contaminated the ornamental ivy between their hole and the street heavily with oil. When I pointed this out and asked that they clean it up, their response was "Oh, it's just dirt, sometimes it looks like oil". The best they were (grudgingly) willing to do was "come and look at it" in the next week or two. When I sent Emily (the project manager) an email asking what she thought the DEQ would think if they saw it (I had previously sent her pix), the oil and more than a little of the ivy, was gone the next morning. So she knew what the DEQ would think. All in all, they did just well enough to get paid, but not nearly well enough to get recommended.
- Mike M....
EcoTech
5.0
Very helpful and responsive from initial work proposal phase through tank decomissioning process. We were kept well informed of each step of this complex job. Work was performed on time and on budget. Tank decomissioning was a requirement for us to move ahead with sale of our home. EcoTech adjusted their work schedule to meet our tight deadline. Staff were uniformly polite and patiently explained what they were doing as work progressed. Very careful to protect surrounding landscape and patio from tank work area.
- James G....
SOIL SOLUTIONS
5.0
They’ve been very professional and are extremely well-rated! They did a great job and did further testing to make sure the oil leak was resolved. They quickly respond and solve the problem within a reasonable timeframe, and their prices are competitive. I’d recommend this company!
- Dede D....
First Call Heating & Cooling
5.0
I would recommend FIRST CALL for EVERYTHING from service, monthly oil pay, oil tank decommissioning, insurance contracts, etc. They are professional, personal, and treat you like you are their ONLY customer. Have used them for years, they never disappoint!!!
- Valerie G....
Environmental Works LLC
4.0
We hired Enviromental Works to test the soil and water around an old heating oil tank that we had removed. The guys where friendly and helpful. The crews that came to take the samples where on time and friendly. So this kind of thing can be pretty stressful. Stressful. Because you don't really know how much things will cost you. The test can add up very quickly and you often wonder if it will ever stop. Our contact person was helpful and had a nice common sense approach to our project. Thank you for that. The only negative problem we had was a change in personnel. We started with one guy and finished with a different person. I think we lost some information along the way. Maybe there wasn't the best hand off with the new guy. For example we removed the tank and back filled the hole ourselves. But the new guy on a couple different times mentioned that they needed to back fill the hole. The other thing that happened was they miss read the test data. A units problem. Grams vs micro grams. This caused a bit of stress. Anyway it all worked out thankfully.
- Matthew L....
Jacobs Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
3.0
We bought a house with an oil tank that had oil in it when we purchased it. After one week of ownership the heat stopped working. We have never had oil heat before and the furnace is about 60 years old so we assumed that the furnace had a problem. We are so new to oil heat, we did not even know there was a gauge on the tank. Called Jacob heating and they sent a guy out who took a look at the oil tank and told us it was empty and presented a bill for $99. When asked if he could do anything, like a typical maintenance, he said he couldn't without oil in the tank. Asked if he could give us a credit for an upcoming service once we had oil in the tank, he said no. I asked him to call his manager which he did and the answer was still no. Both the service man and the manager were not sympathetic in any way and in fact were kind of rude. I will not be using Jacobs in the future. I ordered oil from another company who also does service and they were prompt, polite, and provided the service we needed to get the furnace working properly.
- Joe G....
MLP Plumbing Co
5.0
Marvin was prompt, and did an excellent job. I had to get a freze-proof faucet to replace the existing one, so that's why it cost extra. He worked very hard, under difficult circumstances (the faucet was in a far corner of the basement behind an oil tank...). The job was completed in 2 hours, after Marvin had to run up and down the stairs and climbed on top of the large tank!. I was impressed.
- Nancy S....
Environmental Works LLC
3.0
We hired Environmental Works for our initial sewer scope and oil tank soil tests while inspecting this home that we purchased. They did a great job with the scope, so we hired them to decommission our oil tank as well. They scheduled the service for May 29th at 8am. Call me naive, but this gave me the impression that the oil tank would be completed that day. The service men showed up on time, got to work, and seemed to do a great job with removing the old crud from the tank. I was terribly surprised to show up the next morning, and see that a giant hole had been left in our yard where the oil tank is. The hole was covered with a flimsy, half-rotting piece of plywood, and some orange plastic fencing was rigged up around it. I called Enviro Works, and was told that there was no way that they would finish an oil decommission in one day. They always needed to inspect the bottom of the tank for leaks, and they would do additional soil sampling around the bottom of the tank to verify that no leaking had taken place. There's always a delay between draining the tank, doing the tests, getting the test results, and then finishing the work. This was all news, and all a surprise to me. We had a lot of contractors and a lot of work going on at this house, and we were trying to manage them so they didn't trip over each other. I asked Enviro Works when we could finish the job, and he said that all his technicians were busy for the near future, and scheduled the completion for June 4th, almost a full week later and we're wondering if it would have been scheduled if we didn't insist it get done soon. This aspect could have been remedied with clear communication when we set up the initial appointment, explaining that the decommission would have to be a two-step process. It all could have been disastrous in the period before they came to finish the job. Roofers were on the site replacing our roof. Since they had to work around this gaping hole right next to the house, they took down the orange fence. When they were done, they just left the flimsy plywood. We were hanging out in the front yard considering all the work, when my toddler ran over to the plywood and stood on it. Luckily, it didn't collapse. Luckily, my son didn't fall into a ~6 foot cavern filled with toxic oil product. This was terrifying, and I was just really upset with the whole process. You could say that this was not solely Environmental Works' fault: that the roofers didn't put the plasticky fence back up. Regardless, I was upset with the whole cascade of events.
- Jeffrey K....

Remove Fuel Tank in Portland

4.8

(354)

Portland, OR

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Recent Review: I recommend Pyramid Heating & Cooling because they stand behind their work. During routine servicing of my hot water tank the technician had an equipment accident that resulted n some damage. The main point of sharing this experience, that probably is quite rare, is the fact Pyramid made the situation right by me and that says a lot about a local business. I will use Pyramid for my future needs and recommend to others.
4.8

(59)

Clackamas, OR

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Recent Review: Work went great. Ultimate Comfort was able to get a tech out the same day without a surcharge, and while they couldn't identify the specific reason the furnace stopped working, they did get it working again during the diagnostic visit.
4.8

(101)

Canby, OR

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Recent Review: Neil called when he was leaving his last job to let us know he was on his way. He arrived a half hour earlier than scheduled, which was fine with us. He was very professional with his services. He pumped the tank and made sure it was clean. He went down in the tank to clean the pipe from the tank to the distribution box which was plugged. He also was able to open the clean out plug from the house to the septic tank and cleared the clog from there. Then he was able to give us a very good idea as to where the distribution box should be. He was right on.
4.6

(263)

Portland, OR

Super Service Award
Recent Review: Removal of old tank and installation of new unit went smoothly.
4.5

(73)

Portland, OR

Recent Review: Fast, efficient service. This Co. has worked on my furnace/AC for years. Only co. I have used. I was given a choice of 3 models, from $250 - $475, and opted for the most expensive, as that is the model being replaced. Thought (KNEW) the price was TOO high, but needed to get my system back on line in the current heat wave, and was desperate. My fault (caveat emptor) for not checking cost BEFORE they came. Checked after and found exact same MODEL for LESS than $150.00. Columbia charged me $325.00 more for the same control. I am never going to use them again, and suggest that you get bids from other cos. before you use them.
4.8

(6)

Hillsboro, OR

Super Service Award
Recent Review: He did everything well. I'm very happy. The air conditioning unit is working.
4.8

(15)

Vancouver, WA

Recent Review: Wow. Ryan was able to come within an hour of my call. We discussed with options and he corrected the problem within an hour. Great service. Good guy. Great job.
5.0

(12)

Oregon City, OR

Recent Review: They are punctual, professional, and fair priced. When there is a problem, they are always available to help. I would highly recommend them.
5.0

(12)

Portland, OR

Recent Review: They completed the work quickly and cleaned up well after themselves.
4.5

(60)

Dallas, OR

Angi Certified
Recent Review: Very well. The plumber arrived early, did a quick analysis of the complete problem, explained what he thought the issue was, and went to work. His pricing was reasonable and his work was expertly done.
4.5

(85)

Eagle Creek, OR

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Recent Review: Very happy customer. They arrived in the window given, were very friendly and professional, and pumped our septic tank. We will definitely have them back in five years!
4.3

(18)

Troutdale, OR

Recent Review: Called company based on listing on Angie's list and reviewing their website. Teresa was informative with things to be done ...like know where your septic tank is (we did).....know where the access port is (it was being uncovered) and provided pricing information. Appointment scheduled for Thursday (3 day wait which was fine). They called on Tuesday with a cancellation for Wed which we took. Truck arrived early by 30 minutes (which was great). As noted above, system accessed (with extra work) and pumped. No damage to yard/grass.
5.0

(5)

Portland, OR

Recent Review: Previous company (Alpha) found a "hot sample" during tank clean out and infill process. The sample levels and site conditions required a "generic remedy", which in environmental world means additional testing to determine extent of contaminated area. I chose Universal for this final phase because they had a better price. They visited the site a few times to take various samples - none of which could duplicate the hot sample. Universal consulted with government department who agreed enough had been done to count as remedied. Universal wrote up a report and submitted it in a timely manner.
4.8

(8)

Sandy, OR

Recent Review: Professional, polite service. trouble shooting was fast and the repair was equally fast. My issue was with the price. He showed up at 3 and left at 5:30 and the cost was $1,500. $500 per hour is not a fair rate.
4.7

(115)

Beaverton, OR

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Recent Review: I received estimates from several firms. Alpha Environmental Services was neither the most expensive nor the least. They were, however, half the cost of our most expensive estimate. We went with them because of their reputation (thanks, Angie's List), promptness, and professionalism, and because they have the appropriate DEQ licenses so we could be sure that the tank would be properly decommissioned. They basically took care of everything from initial soil test (I forget their technician's name, but he very kindly explained the process for me when he came to take soil samples) to the cleaning the oil tank, filling with inert material, and removal of vent and inlet. We had excellent communication throughout the process and received documents with lab results and certifying the decommissioning within a day or two. If we have need of other environmental services, we will certainly call on them again.
4.6

(66)

Portland, OR

Recent Review: Work was performed efficiently and as proposed.
4.6

(75)

Portland, OR

Recent Review: We hired Enviromental Works to test the soil and water around an old heating oil tank that we had removed. The guys where friendly and helpful. The crews that came to take the samples where on time and friendly. So this kind of thing can be pretty stressful. Stressful. Because you don't really know how much things will cost you. The test can add up very quickly and you often wonder if it will ever stop. Our contact person was helpful and had a nice common sense approach to our project. Thank you for that. The only negative problem we had was a change in personnel. We started with one guy and finished with a different person. I think we lost some information along the way. Maybe there wasn't the best hand off with the new guy. For example we removed the tank and back filled the hole ourselves. But the new guy on a couple different times mentioned that they needed to back fill the hole. The other thing that happened was they miss read the test data. A units problem. Grams vs micro grams. This caused a bit of stress. Anyway it all worked out thankfully.
4.7

(124)

Gresham, OR

Recent Review: Honke was a professional company, thorough and complete. They did a great job from start to finish. The quote was the lowest I got and the quality was beyond reproach. They even kept calling me to set up removal of the oil tank itself many months after completion of the project and they were paid. This was part of the contract and they kept to it to the last little item. I'd use them again in a heartbeat.
4.4

(424)

Portland, OR

Recent Review: We had discovered a leak in the oil tank in our old system. We called them because they have been around a while and have a good reputation in our area. They were quick to respond to our call and told us our old unit was using too much electricity as it was too large for our house. The installation went well but after six weeks and repeated service calls, we realized we had received a lemon for a heat pump. This was no fault of Jacob's. They removed the unit and replaced it with a new one. They were so trustworthy, I even left a key under the mat for them.
4.9

(70)

Portland, OR

Recent Review: Very Smoothly - quick and the area looked clean after the decommissioning.

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Our oil tank was in an unusual location. The work involves taking several samples and then doing the work. We were happy with the outcome and especially with the way the job was completed and the concrete in the area was replaced. Decommissions was very professional.