Oil damage

Oil Damage

What to do if you have a spill

Control loss and damage before you call your insurance company.

  • Notify your local fire department in case there is danger of fire.
  • Try to contain spilled heating oil with an absorbent material such as sawdust.
  • Wear rubber gloves when handling oil.
  • Turn off your furnace.
  • Protect yourself and your family from exposure to oil fumes, which can cause health problems; try to close off areas where the oil was released.
  • Hire a licensed professional to clean up the oil; the faster this is done, the less damage there will be to your property and the environment.
  • If you have the oil damage endorsement, call your insurance company to make a claim.

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