What Should You Do if Your Oil Tank Starts to Leak?

This is the nightmare that no one wants to face but it can happen, so our take home message is be prepared and make sure you check your tank regularly. As with most things prevention and awareness are key.

It can cost thousands to clean up an oil spill because oil is toxic and harmful to the environment, including animals, plants and water sources.

We recommend you check your tank regularly for hairline cracks and weather damage. Don’t ignore the warning signs.

Quick Action

➡It you spot a leak, put a bucket or container under it straight away.

➡Defects should be fixed immediately by a professional and clearing up spills also require a professional clean.  

Did you know….

It’s against the law to cause pollution, so you should call the National Pollution Incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60 (England, Scotland and Northern Ireland) or 0300 065 3000 (Wales).

Insurance matters too!

Check that your insurance: has a high enough liability limit to cover the cost of cleaning up your property or neighbouring land covers the cost of replacing lost, leaked or stolen oil covers environmental clean-up for accidental loss.

Prevention is better than a cure, so if your oil tank is looking worse for wear look towards ordering a new one. We have a wide range of plastic and metal tanks of all shapes and sizes, suitable for domestic or business use. If you require any guidance on choosing the right oil tank for your needs, get in touch and out helpful team can help you. Contact us here