1. Visual Inspection
The inspector will check the basement or crawlspace of the property for evidence of current or previous fuel oil use for heating. The foundation walls near the boiler or furnace will be searched for evidence of copper fuel oil line straps, buried copper fuel oil lines in the slab, and foundation penetrations or patches of one or two fuel oil lines. The inspector will then check the exterior perimeter of the home for any fuel oil fill ports or vent pipes. Areas of dead grass or dirt where grass will not grow are also identified.