You know you have an oil leak or oil spill when you:
- Can smell oil in your house or outside.
- See standing oil or oil stains on the basement floor near the tank or furnace.
- See oily patches or stains on the ground in your yard.
- Smell oil when you turn on water.
Stop the Leak
- Identify the source of the oil leak – is it from the oil tank, boiler, range or fuel line?
- Check if it has impacted a neighbouring property.
- Absorb any oil on the ground to prevent it spreading.
- Do not try to wash a spill away, it will spread the pollution further.
- Ventilate any rooms that smell of oil.
Contact Your Insurer
- Always check that your home/contents insurance policies cover you for an oil spill.
- In most cases, you should be covered for loss of fuel through theft and oil spills, and the environmental clean-up (remediation) of your property and any adjacent land in the unlikely event of a leak.
- Not all policies cover spills resulting from a lack of maintenance; pollution that affects your neighbours; or environmental damage caused by a spill.
We are recognised by insurance companies, loss adjustors and loss assessors as experts in oil spill remediation.
Call our Emergency Spill Response Hotline
- We can respond rapidly to help you with your oil spill problem, with emergency response crews on call 7 days a week on 1890 20 10 20.
- We care about your oil spill as much as you do. That’s why our initial consultation is FREE of Charge!
- We will get your property back to normal in no time.