What should I do if I have an Oil Leak? 

All the information below has been sourced from the OFTEC website, to view the OFTEC page please CLICK HERE.

If you have your oil-fired equipment serviced regularly by a competent person and maintain your oil tank adequately, it is unlikely that oil will leak from your system. However, if you notice an oil leak:

  1. The priority is to immediately stop any more oil from being released. This may require you to have the tank professionally drained.
  2. If possible, contain any oil that has already been released.
  3. Soak up any spilt oil you can with an absorbent material, such as sand, newspapers, old towels or cat litter. Please dispose of these carefully as they will be highly inflammable.
  4. For more serious spills, contact a specialist remediation company to clean up the spill. Contact us if you would like help finding one.
  5. Inform your property insurers about the leak.
  6. Contact the regional Environmental Agency on 0800 807060 and make them aware of the incident.

If you would like to book one of our experienced, qualified Oil engineers to come and investigate the fault, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01189 303738 or email info@advancedmaintenance.co.uk.