Contamination Removal and Disposal
Oil Spills, Clean Ups & Contamination
Any sort of oil spillage from your tank or pipework can be hazardous to nearby water sources, people and the environment in general. If you notice that your oil tank is leaking or malfunctioning in any way then you need to call in a professional to take a look.
An oil tank can leak for a number of reasons including:
Tank body failures
General wear and tear of feeds, lines, and tank
Damaged or failed components on the boiler end of the installation
Rust and degradation to metal tanks
Splits and general wearing in plastic tanks
Tanks can occasionally be damaged during filling
What to do if you notice a leak
If you notice a leak, a malfunctioning piece of equipment, or even if your heating system isn’t working as correctly as it should be, you should contact a professional oil tank specialist company such as ourselves, and arrange for a visit as soon as possible to check out the problem. The sooner the issue is fixed then the less oil that will be lost, and also less potential damage to the environment and surrounding areas will be done.
Cleaning up oil spills and contamination
Once the tank and pipework have been fixed or replaced by us, we will then provide a cleanup service of the areas affected, this will include any spillages which have occurred either at the tank, from the pipework or in your home.
If you do experience any issues then you should ensure that you do the following once you have phoned us to come to fix the issue:
Ventilate your home if you have a strong smell of oil indoors
Keep children and pets away from any spills or faulty equipment
Avoid getting oil on your skin or clothes
Switch off your supply at the tank
Do not smoke near a spillage
Try to prevent any spillages from spreading