Is heating oil safe to work with?
Yes, but only if you have proper training. While many homeowners like to attempt do-it-yourself projects, working with fuel oil is not recommended without adequate training and equipment. Accidents involving homeowners that are transferring fuel from a neighbor or friend are more common that you would think. Pumps and containers that were not designed for fuel will leak because oil and gas will degrade rubber and plastic quickly if it’s not designed to be in contact with petroleum products. We offer a tank pump out service for your leftover oil. Oil recovered from tank removal work is brought back to our building, settled in a vertical tank to remove sludge and pumped through two 25-micron filters. The cleaned oil is then used in a waste oil burner on site.