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Oil Leaks

Advice about what to do if you have an oil leak and measures you can put in place to prevent them.


Over the last few years there have been an increasing number of pollution incidents caused by faulty or badly maintained domestic central heating oil tanks. Leaked oil can be very difficult and expensive to clean up. In some circumstances houses have been evacuated because of oil soaked into the ground nearby producing fumes and odours, making it impossible to live in the properties. A little time and money spent on maintenance now, may avoid clean-up costs of thousands of pounds in the future.

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  • What to do if you suspect an oil leak:

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