While most people use home heating oil with no problems – but every so often there is a spill. There are other issues where heating oil can contaminate a property. After storms – flood waters containing fuel oils contaminated a number of yards and homes. Most homes have tanks in the basement – but if there’s no basement – the tank is often outside the home. Vapors from heating oil can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness and irritation to the eyes, nose and throat. You can prevent fuel oil contamination by having your furnace checked every year. If there is a spill avoid getting the oil on your skin and turn off all flames – pilot lights, stoves, candles and gas fire logs.
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