Home Heating oil Tips from the PA DEP.

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Now is the time to remember to check your home heating oil tank for leaks or spills.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has created a self-inspection checklist to help determine if your heating oil tank may need some TLC before winter rolls in. Be sure to visit their new web page at website to prepare for the upcoming heating oil season. Learn more about Home Heating oil Tips at  www.dep.pa.gov/homeheatingoil. Please view the Home Heating brochure attached for more information.

Remember to check your home heating oil tank for leaks or spills! Learn more: DEP.PA.GOV/HOMEHEATINGOIL Home Heating oil tip: Ensure the tank address is clearly visible and the fill line is clearly marked. Many Spills and overfills have resulted from deliveries made to the wrong tank. More tips: DEP.PA.GOV/HOMEHEATINGOIL Home heating oil tip: Routinely inspect the exterior of above ground tanks and all attached equipment. Many times leaks can easily be detected and corrected before extensive environmental damage occurs. MORE TIPS: DEP.PA.GOV/HOMEHEATINGOIL Home heating oil tip: Install spill and overfills occur when product is delivered to the tank. There are simple and generally inexpensive devices that can prevent this from occurring.  MORE TIPS: DEP.PA.GOV/HOMEHEATINGOIL Home heating oil tip: Tanks can collapse when the tank legs rust or when the soil underneath settles. Tanks should be installed on a concrete pad and be secured with floor flanges and concrete anchors. MORE TIPS: DEP.PA.GOV/HOMEHEATINGOIL Home Heating Oil Tip: Tanksand equipment should be inspected for uniform corrosion, pitting holes, leaking pipes, loose joints and loose fittings. Tanks rust from the inside out.  A Freshly painted tank doesn't mean that it is structurally sound! More tips: DEP.PA.GOV/HOMEHEATINGOIL