What we do

With both residential & commercial fuel/oil spills the following steps are taken:

Identify source:

  • Date oil/fuel release occurred & address and location of incident
  • Confirm tank contents (observed and/or any monitoring results)
  • Volume of heating oil lost / released
  • Type of release e.g. tank failure, pipe failure or filling spill
  • Trade name of the fuel involved.


Identify route of exposure:

  • Odours in or outside the property
  • Drinking water-tainted taste or odour (as kerosene can permeate through plastic pipes)
  • Surface that oil has spilt onto (e.g. concrete, gravel, grass etc.)
  • Any oil pooling in property or gardens – dermal and odour exposure
  • Identification of groundwater (Environment Agency) which may affect migration of the heating oil and any private water supplies in the vicinity of the plume


Identify the population at risk:

  • Residents living in the property e.g. vulnerable age groups, young children and the elderly
  • Any nearby properties which may have been affected (e.g. through shared pipes, spill migrating to other properties)
  • People with respiratory illness
  • Patients on dialysis
  • Children with pica
  • Bottle fed infants
  • Symptomatic individuals

Some of the many benefits of employing the services of PACS Ltd in the unfortunate event of a spill or leak are that we can assist you with the following:

  • Maintaining your property value
  • Minimizing the disruption to you & your family
  • Minimizing the disruption to your business & work force
  • Minimizing your compliance exposure
  • Minimizing your clean-up costs by acting quickly
  • Complying with local & environmental laws