Oil spill cleanup - A DIY excercise by homeowner in Ohio
Soil contaminated with heating oil outside of the house
The owner had received the certificate from the EPA that the spill of heating oil was cleaned up and so when he dug up the outside of his home he was surprised to see so much of contaminated soil.
The first gallon of VaporRemed showed that the product worked to reduce the fumes, but did not eliminate them completely. Following his sense of smell he realized that the smell was coming from below the basement. He cut the basement and saw a puddle of oil.
The observation of oil beneath the stairwell indicated the problem more wide spread than what he thought in the beginning of the project. He saw black oil and soil and began to remove using hand as there was no space to use any mechanical implements.
Installation of footer drain system
The EPA had closed the old drain system so that the oil would not get into the storm water drain and that resulted in the accumulation of underlying oil that caused all the problem. The home owner now had to replace the old system and install a new system after treating the soil with more VaporRemed.
Cleanup of a residential oil spill in Ohio
A home owner who moved into his new acquired home was surprised to find the house filled with noxious odor of heating oil and he moved his family to parents home and called us on 4th July, 2005. The photograph shows the interior of home and the area above the tank.