What causes an oil leak within the home?

Domestic Oil-fired central heating systems can fail for a variety of reasons. These include:

  • Failure of the tank body
  • Damage to equipment on the oil tank e.g. filters, fittings or sight gauges
  • Damage to underground oil lines (fuel feed lines)
  • Failure of components within the boiler unit e.g. fittings, joints and flexible hoses.
  • Theft and vandalism

AES Marconi’s professional emergency response team will consult with you to help identify the source of your oil leak, as well as completing the clean-up of the contaminated area.

What should you do when you suspect an oil leak?

If you suspect a heating oil spill within your home, it is important to act quickly and contact AES Marconi on Freephone 0818 882 161 for expert advice. We answer calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Early intervention can reduce the amount of heating oil lost from your home, as well as minimising the potential environmental damage and clean-up required. In addition to seeking our advice, it is important also to take the following advice into account.

Safety First: Always consider your personal safety when responding to an oil spill and only attempt to respond to a spill directly if it is safe to do so. If in doubt, contact AES Marconi for an emergency consultation. We have highly trained staff ready to respond 24 hours a day.

To keep yourself and your family safe, avoid getting oil on your skin and clothing, keep children and pets away from any spills and, if there is a strong smell of oil in your home, open doors and windows to ventilate the area.

Contain The Spread: If safe to do so, it’s important to take immediate action to prevent or mitigate the impact of the spillage in your home. This action could mean stopping the source of the leak by switching off your oil supply at the tank, or by putting a bucket under dripping oil to catch it. Be sure to prevent spilt oil from entering any drains or waterways.

Never use detergents or a hose to wash the spill away, as this will only cause the damage to spread.

Contact AES Marconi: The sooner you contact AES Marconi, the sooner we can assess the damage and minimise the long-term impact on your property, as well as limiting any long-term clean-up costs.

You can contact our dedicated Oil Spill Remediation expert, James Lalor, on 083 127 6552 or call our Team on Freephone number 0818 882 161.

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