Oil-related incidents pose a serious risk to your home and health. If your home heating oil tank suddenly begins leaking, it can quickly turn into a problem for you and your neighbors. It’s important to act quickly to both protect yourself and minimize the issue. Here are a few key steps to follow to ensure a positive outcome.
What to Do if Your Heating Oil Tank Leaks
1. Call Apple Oil
An oil leak is something you should never address on your own. If you notice oil pooling around your tank or smell oil, call our emergency personnel right away at 203-934-3835. They’ll arrive and get everything under control. Also, shut down your furnace as well.
2. Contain the oil leak.
Shut off the furnace and hot water heater, put a pan under the tank to contain the leak or kitty litter around the tank to stop the oil from spreading. Your oil company has oil absorbent items to collect the oil and special chemicals to scrub the area to sterilize it. They can then replace your tank and take steps to ensure that you don’t experience any future home heating oil tank issues. We sell a double bottom self contained Granby Ecogard Oil tank with an alarm that has a 25 year manufacture warranty for $2800.00. Oil tanks over 30 years old should be replaced. Give us a call at 203-934-3835.
If you’re in need of home heating oil delivery, cleanup, or oil tank replacement services, the professionals at Apple Oil can assist. This company serves clients throughout New Haven County, CT, every day of the year and is proud to offer quality products at affordable prices. You can explore their biofuel options and services on their website or call (203) 934-3835 to schedule a delivery. Call by noon for same-day delivery, and if you’re a new customer, you’ll enjoy a discount on your first delivery.