If you utilize a home heating oil service to warm your home, you will want to consult them on how to prevent leaks and spills. A metal line transfers the heating oil from the oil tank to your furnace and needs to be properly maintained to avoid issues. This video explains how to prevent leaks and spills of your home heating oil.
Oil leaks can be visible or be undetected for years. The metal line that transfers the oil may sit below or within the concrete foundation of your home. If the oil line corrodes and the oil leaks, it can leak into the concrete and the ground, potentially contaminating the groundwater supply.
If a leak occurs, it can cost the homeowners hundreds of thousands of dollars. The cleanup process is extremely involved and can take over a year. You need to coordinate with municipal cleanup crews as well as insurance companies.
To avoid this headache, make sure you get your heating oil system inspected every year. A quality technician will be able to find small problems before they become big ones. Whenever you are planning to turn on your heat, call a technician to inspect your furnace and heating oil tank.
For more information, check out the video above.