Oil spills are dangerous environmental hazards that can have serious long-term effects. Even accidental spills should be cleaned by a professional emergency response and restoration service in order to ensure full compliance with state laws. These laws protect the environment, your fellow residents, and you from the dangerous consequences of oil spills.
Oil Spill Hazards
Oil is highly flammable, which presents an immediate risk to people and structures in the vicinity of a spill. Oil also releases fumes that can cause disorientation and unconsciousness with exposure, especially within enclosed spaces. Oil soaks into the ground while it spreads over surfaces like concrete and asphalt. The spill will need to be contained as soon as possible, and contaminated soil will need to be excavated and replaced.
Potential Causes of Oil Spills
Residential spills can be minor, such as the result of a vehicle oil change mishap, or substantial, such as an equipment malfunction involving a broken generator or other piece of machinery, which can release a surprising quantity of oil into the area. While it can seem sensible to clean even a moderate spill on your own, it is wisest to allow the professionals with the appropriate training and protective equipment to handle cleanup.
An oil spill needs to be responded to immediately. Larger-scale spills may involve representatives of the state, and an experienced and licensed cleanup service can help coordinate the cleanup efforts. This ensures that you remain within the letter of the law and every last drop of oil is safely removed.
DASO Restoration provides 24-hour emergency response teams for residential and commercial oil spill incidents. Our staff is trained in the safe and complete removal of oil. Visit our website to explore our cleanup services in greater detail, or call DASO at (718) 893-0252 in the event of a spill.