(FYI) For Your Information
Massachusetts has a new law to address oil leaks from home heating systems (Chapter 453 of the Acts of 2008, as most recently amended in 2010).
has two major provisions that require: By September 30, 2011, you
must upgrade your home heating system equipment to prevent leaks
from tanks and pipes that connect to your furnace. By making a
relatively small expenditure now, you can prevent a much greater
expense in the future.
installation of either an oil safety valve or an oil supply line
with protective sleeve on systems that do not currently have these
devices; and insurance companies that write homeowner policies to
offer coverage for leaks from heating systems that use oil.
Most homeowner policies do not currently include such coverage, leaving many to pay for costly cleanups out of their own pocket. Although it is mandatory that insurance companies make this coverage available by July 1, 2010 to homeowners whose systems are upgraded, the insurance is an optional purchase.
Contact our office and ask for Form 1A, which proves your compliance status for customers who are in compliance.