A press release says damage to these tanks can cause gas leaks and heating oil spills. Here are some ways you can limit the risk of tank damage due to snow and ice:
- Snow and ice that has accumulated around tanks, filters, and piping should be (carefully) removed for accessibility and safety.
- Snow and ice damage can be avoided and prevented by removing it from roofs and overhanging eaves where tanks are located below.
- When removing snow and ice from roofs care should be taken to avoid dropping it onto tanks, filters, piping.
- Temporary and permanent covers can be used to protect tanks and piping from snow and ice damage. Galvanized steel filter protectors may be available at no cost to homeowners from fuel oil dealers.
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