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Effective Oil Spillage Clean-Up
An oil spill can be an absolute nightmare to eradicate from any surface it is spilt on; every form of oil is considered hazardous waste. If left long enough oil can leave behind a pretty nasty stain, the longer the substance is left to fester the more challenging and expensive the job is going to become. It is essential a professional oil spillage clean up team is called within a timely manner to eradicate any and all hazards, both on the surfaces and particles that may be within the air. Not only is oil viewed as a hazardous waste substance, but it is also considered as a toxic form of pollution, recognised to affect all wildlife surroundings, including animals and plants.
Here at ICE cleaning we have a great response time, with technicians located throughout the nation, we can arrive on-site within 60 minutes of your call. So, no matter where the oil spillage has occurred, whether it is on concrete, soil, water or any other substance, our rapid response will significantly reduce the negative impact the oil spillage will have on the wildlife around.
Based in London? Visit our Oil Spill Clean Up London page for more information.
Hazards When Cleaning Up An Oil Spill
Safety is a top priority for us here at ICE cleaning, our technicians, customers and clients are the heart of our business. When it comes to an oil spill, our on-site specialist technicians will face an immense amount of potential hazards from elements such as:
Depending on the location of where the spilt oil fell, various other potential risks such as slipping and falling, drowning, and heat-related illnesses also pose severe concerns to all of our technicians.
To ensure all individuals involved in the oil spillage clean up service are safe, we make it mandatory for all of our teams to go through a thorough training course, before they are given the opportunity to be on a project such as an oil spillage clean up. Our technicians have been highly trained in the following:
- Following instructions and have a high level of understanding of the decontamination process when an oil spill is involved.
- Thoroughly understand the health hazards that can occur from an oil spill if proper personal protective equipment is not worn, and safety precautions are out in place.
- A complete briefing on the emergency procedures under the site-specific health and safety plan (Hasp).
- A high understanding of what duties need to be performed and in what order to ensure significant effective results.
- Knowledge to not handle any unmarked or unlabeled containers.
- Complete knowledge of warning labels such s NFPA 704M that can often be found on chemical containers that are being used.
When oil is spilt in any environment, whether out at sea, the shoreline, or on the pavement, toxic chemicals can cause disastrous effects to all surrounding wildlife and the environment. Our technicians have been trained to be able to adapt quickly in-case a service of cleaning up oil on the shoreline, turns into an oil spillage clean up from the ocean. Situations can change rapidly when it comes to cleaning oil from any location; therefore, you need to have a reliable oil spillage cleaning service that can adapt to all situations.
Types Of Oil
At ICE, we are always looking for the next best way to improve our cleaning services. We encourage our technicians to better themselves and their skill set with the service they provide to ensure our results are efficient and completed in record time. When it comes to an oil spillage clean up service, our technicians have the experience to know what type of oil has been spilt depending on the location of the spillage. Therefore, we can adapt our service immediately before we arrive on site. Below we have listed the different types of oils there are that we have cleaned and the possible product is has been spilt from:
Class A Oil
Crude oil, gasoline & jet fuel
- Highly fluid
- Will spread extremely fast on both concrete and water surfaces
- Very explosive with a high evaporation rate
- A strong odour will appear immediately once spilt
- Toxic to human health and all types of wildlife
- Will completely penetrate all porous materials
Class B Oil
Heating oil, low form of crude oil and Kerosene
- Have a wax, sticky feel that can cause long term contamination issues
- Extremely flammable
- Less toxic than Class A oil spillage but still a hazard to human health
Class C Oil
Bunker B and C Oil & a variety of crude oils
- Heavy and thick type of feel
- A sticky type of film will be visible on any surface the oil is spilt on which can cause a high rate on contamination
- Will not dilute or penetrate soil or water very quickly
Class D Oil
Commercial Heating Oil & Distillate fuels for stationary applications
- This type of oil is considered a stable oil as the substance will harden when heated.
- Too near impossible to completely clean up.
There are so many forms of oil that all require a different method, technique and technology to completely eradicate the substance along with the harmful toxins that are associated with the oil. Employing an oil spillage cleaning company that fully understands the type of oils that are around is imperative to complete an effective cleaning service.
Emergency Oil Spill Clean Up Service
Our experienced ICE technicians can respond to any type of oil spill no matter the location or environment. We are up for every challenge thrown our way, whether that is an oil spill that has happened:
- In freshwater
- On soil
- In the ocean
Pavement or otherFrom a minor oil spill to a major industrial disaster, we can deal with any emergency. If you are looking for a professional and reliable emergency oil spillage clean up service, then we are the company for you. Give us a call on 03335775805 to speak to one of our fantastic support teams. We can be on-site within 60 minutes, with a plan and method in mind to tackle the situation immediately.
Get In Touch
Speak to one of our event cleaning support teams now on 03335775805. We are more than happy to run you through our process and listen to any concerns or special requirements you may have.