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 Emergency Response Cleanup

In case of a domestic oil spill emergency please call our 24 hour service line (613) 354-3553

Home Heating Oil Spill Cleanup

Home heating oil spills occur when storage tanks develop a leak, are overfilled, or if the heating system malfunctions. Since heating oil tanks are often located in the basement, spills can result in contamination of the basement contents, concrete slab and/or the soil/groundwater below. SOS Inc. is a qualified company to clean up environmental spills by thoroughly removing the oil and scrub all surfaces free of the residue, as well as using proper ventilation to help dissipate odours. Specialized Onsite Services Inc. is a qualified company meeting the requirements of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and the TSSA.

Emergency Spill Response

Fuel Oil Spill Cleanup

Fuel oil spills are typically associated with leaking underground fuel storage tanks. If buried storage tanks are left unattended over time corrosion will occur eventually causing perforations or holes in the tank itself. Buried storage tanks can be found on both residential and commercial/industrial properties.

Leaky Underground Fuel Storage Tank

Basic Steps in Responding to an Oil Spill

Both Home heating oil and Fuel oil spills are typically governed by the Technical Safety Standards Authority (TSSA) as usually the loss is connected to a heating appliance or fuel dispensing operation of some kind. The TSSA will oversee and govern a loss within the property boundaries. If the spill reaches the groundwater table or if the spill migrates off site (or off the property) the TSSA will no longer govern the loss and authority will be handed over to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). After remediation of an oil spill is complete, a final technical report is required by the TSSA and/or the MOECC for site closure. The final report must be signed off by a qualified person (QP) such as an Environmental Engineer.

Step 1: Stop the spill.

Step 2: Contain and recover the spill.

Step 3: Collect the contaminated sorbent.

Step 4: Secure the waste.

Why You Should Use Us for Emergency Response Cleanup

Here are a few reasons why Specialized Onsite Services Inc. is one of the best Emergency Response contractor to use for Domestic Oil Spills Cleanup in Ontario.

  • On time arrival
  • Available for Emergency Responses
  • Clear Communication
  • Effective Project Management
  • Well Trained People
  • Solid Equipment
  • WSIB Registered
  • TSSA – Certified Company Contractor
  • Certified Engineering company through the Professional Engineers of Ontario
  • Provided all technical reporting signed and stamped by a Qualified Person (QP) as required.
  • Team Technicians are Professional, Polite and respectful
  • Liability insurance
  • Eco environmentally friendly process

Oil Spill Response

Environmental Enforcement Act

Emergency oil spills are normally the result of an accident, however under the Environmental Enforcement Act a person can be found at fault of negligence or willful pollution after an investigation of the spill and the following penalties may occur.

Penalties

  • 187. (1) Every individual convicted of an offence under section 186, other than an offence described in subsection (3), is liable,
    • (a) on a first conviction, for each day or part of a day on which the offence occurs or continues, to a fine of not more than $50,000; and
    • (b) on each subsequent conviction,
      • (i) for each day or part of a day on which the offence occurs or continues, to a fine of not more than $100,000,
      • (ii) to imprisonment for a term of not more than one year, or
      • (iii) to both such fine and imprisonment. 2005, c. 12, s. 1 (57).

Same: corporations

  • 187. (2) Every corporation convicted of an offence under section 186, other than an offence described in subsection (3), is liable,
    • (a) on a first conviction, for each day or part of a day on which the offence occurs or continues, to a fine of not more than $250,000; and
    • (b) on each subsequent conviction, for each day or part of a day on which the offence occurs or continues, to a fine of not more than $500,000. 2005, c. 12, s. 1 (57).

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Client Testimonials

When our basement flooded we were fortunate that our insurance company used SOS. We found them to be professional, prompt extremely efficient polite and clean. Because of their work we asked if they would do our rebuild and remodelling of the now clean fresh smelling basement. Thankfully they agreed and their work was exemplary. They listened to our wants and gave us alternative ideas and carried out the work not just to our satisfaction but also to their own. There were times when they saw a problem that we didn’t and put it right. There were no shortcuts and we heard their work ethic of “if I wouldn’t be happy with it why should someone else”several times. We can not fault anything about this company or their workers, they were always on time, polite, clean and informative. If there was a problem or delay we were told before each incident, it was explained and new work date given. In short we can not find any fault no matter how minor with SOS. Not only would we recommend them if asked we have been extolling their work to friends, family and acquaintances.

— James and Val Stroh, Napanee, Ontario

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