Tank Spill Cleanups

Clean Management can handle the cleanup and disposal of any oil spill that you may have. We have decades of experience cleaning facilities and remediation contaminated soil after a spill.

Oil tank spills on residential or commercial properties can cause environmental damage, contamination of the property, and lingering odors from the spill. Clean Management Environmental Group offers solutions to handle potential oil spills and prevent any future leaks from happening.

Tank spill cleanups

Oil Tank Leak Cleanup

When dealing with an oil spill indoors or outdoors, one of the first steps is to try and stop the leak if possible. Try to cut off the oil supply line or turn off the valve if the leak exists in the piping to the oil burner. If the leak is above the ground in a storage tank, you can try to block the hole where the leak is coming from, but proceed with caution because sometimes prodding an old oil tank can cause a bigger rupture. If the leak is in an oil tank buried in the ground, you can try to reduce total leakage by having the remaining oil pumped out by an oil company. This will help reduce some environmental damage as well.

Soak up Indoor Leaks

Indoor oil tank leaks can be soaked up depending on the size and severity of the problem. If the oil leak is small, cat litter can actually be used to absorb liquid oil spills. Large oil spills call for more immediate action, such as trying to block the leak using towels, sandbags, a hose, or any other item available on hand. Your oil company should provide extra cleaners and substances to reduce the odors from spills trapped inside.

Report the Leak

After you’ve attempted to quickly stop the tank spill, it is critical to report the oil leak according to regulations pertaining to the area in which you live. The proper reporting techniques for emergency spills can be found from the oil supplier or a local department of environmental protection. Usually, the law requires that you report any oil tank leak or spill within 24 hours.

Stop Deliveries of Oil

It is advised to contact the oil delivery company and stop deliveries to a leaky oil tank. Some ways to avoid deliveries are to seal the oil delivery pipe and stamp the tank with a sign indicating to stop oil deliveries. Companies should not be making oil deliveries to tanks that leak or cause spills, as this can worsen the problem.

The United States Department of Environmental Conservation provides direction and rules for tank spills that contain approximately 1,100 or more gallons of oil. This concern pertains to heating oil, as oil used for gas or other purposes may have different regulations. In the future, these rules may apply to residential or smaller tanks because of raised environmental concerns, especially tanks that are located near water sources.

If you have experienced an oil tank spill on your property and need help with the disposal, look to Clean Management to help properly clean the site. With our nationwide service, we can take care of any tank spill no matter where you reside. Contact Clean Management today to learn more about the services we offer for tank spills.


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