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Leaking Oil Tank Northern Ireland

We were contacted by homeowners on a Sunday afternoon following the discovery of a leak from a leaking oil tank in Northern Ireland. This old single skin oil tank was over 20 years old and was located along the rear boundary of the property. Following a large fill of home heating oil, the homeowner noticed a split in the oil tank approximately half way up which was resulting in an oil leak. The crack was due to the tank age, recent warm weather expanding the tank and the pressure on the recent fill. 

SSS Alleviate  OFTEC Accredited Engineers immediately mobilised to the property following the call from the homeowner and discovered there was approximately 2300L of home heating oil inside the oil tank. We immediately got to work transferring the oil to two of our temporary oil tanks, using our specialised pumping equipment. Once the heating oil had been safely secured, we connected one of the temporary oil tanks up to the boiler to ensure the homeowners had heat while their oil tank replacement works were ongoing. 

Once the oil was secured and the heating was reinstated, we investigated the extent of any spilled oil, to check whether there had been any impact to the insured property, neighbouring property or the environment which would require oil spill clean up. Fortunately on this occasion, we responded quickly enough to prevent any damage which would require oil spill remedial works. 

The homeowners appointed SSS Alleviate to undertake the oil tank replacement works at the property to install a bunded oil tank to reduce the risk of oil leaking from their oil tank in the future. This work was carried out promptly by our team and the oil was retransferred back into the new oil tank and connected to the oil boiler. 

If you have noticed an urgent issue with your oil tank such as leaking bulging or cracking, we urge you to contact us immediately on 07391270659 or email info@sssalleviate.com. Additionally, if you require more information on leaking oil tanks visit our pages on oil leak response or heating oil transfer.

For government guidance on oil spills at home visit https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/oil-spills-home.

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