Homes and businesses that suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy may be dealing with a possible oil contamination. Floodwaters may have not only caused a heating oil tank to leak, but may have also transported petroleum tainted waters to residential and commercial properties as well. As floodwaters recede, residual petroleum materials may be left behind. Residential and commercial property owners may notice odors where petroleum products have been in contact with lawns, furniture, carpeting, etc.
But odors aren’t the only problem for property owners according to Thomas A. Furey, P.E., L.S.R.P and Vice President of The Entech Group Inc.. “Inhalation of oil vapors may cause headaches, dizziness, irritation of the eyes and throat, difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting,” explains Furey. “For individuals with asthma or other lung diseases, the problems could be much worse.”
Furey advises that property owners avoid floodwaters as much as possible. “Leave the clean up to the experts,” adds Furey. The Entech Group Inc provides groundwater and air sampling to detect if contamination has occurred. The environmental services company in NJ can also remove leaking oil tanks, remediate contaminated soil or ground water, as well as complete and submit necessary permit applications to local government agencies.
Furey advises property owners who notice oil or hazardous substances in their basement or around their property to call The Entech Group Inc immediately so that testing may be conducted.
For more information, call 866-709-5332 or visit http://www.entechgroupinc.com/
The Entech Group, Inc.
400 Morris Avenue, Suite 265
Denville, NJ 07834