Oil Spill Cleaning

Oil Spill
Cleaning Service

  • Fully permitted to handle & discard of oil
  • Experience cleaning up a range of oils, including kerosene
  • Qualified to clean up environmental and standard spills
  • Rapid response to minimise potential hazards

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Oil Spill Clean-Up Service

Our experienced technicians are available nationwide, day and night, 365 days a year to deal with any oil spill in any environment. If it’s an emergency, we can be on site within a matter of hours.

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With our state-of-the-art equipment and professional expertise, we can quickly make the site safe again.

Whether you require assistance with the clean-up of a kerosene spill, a transformer oil spill, a gasoline spill, a diesel spill or a hydraulic oil spill, we can help. Our specialist technicians can rapidly and safely eradicate all traces of the oil, and dispose of the hazardous waste while causing minimal disruption. They have many years of experience providing our oil spill cleaning services to domestic, commercial and industrial customers.

We can also tend to any kind of oil spill, whether it’s an environmental spill that is in on soil or land, or has entered a body of water, or a standard spill on a hard surface. The former can have serious consequences if not dealt with immediately, including harming wildlife, limiting the growth of plants and trees, and contaminating water supplies. 

Call us on 0208 066 0360 to find out how we can help. Wherever you are based in the UK, we can be on site within several hours.

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Our oil spill cleaning treatment process

Step 1 Contact

Step 1 Contact

You can book your free oil spill cleaning survey appointment via phone, email or on our website.

We'll contact you to discuss your requirements, providing an overview of what to expect as well as a realistic estimation of total costs.

We'll arrange for your local team to carry out a survey at a time convenient to you.

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Step 2 Quote

Step 2 Quote

Adhering to health and safety protocols, one of our technicians will visit the site and assess the level of damage.

We'll then be able to make a professional recommendation as to the most effective method for your situation and answer any questions regarding the cleaning. You will get a free, comprehensive quote for the work.

Our technicians will also undertake a thorough risk assessment to avoid any unforeseen issues arising during the cleaning.

Step 3 Cleaning

Step 3 Cleaning

We promise to arrive promptly wearing full uniform, including ID badges, and adhere to health and safety protocols throughout.

We'll complete the oil spill cleaning service per the survey, ensuring all health and safety obligations are considered. Any waste will be taken off-site and disposed of correctly.

Once finished, our technicians will review and document all work carried out. We'll always check you're happy before leaving the site.

Step 4 After care

Step 4 After care

We go to great lengths to ensure our customers are well cared for. 

Our dedicated customer service team will make contact following the oil spill cleaning service to ensure all expectations have been met. 

You'll also be given the opportunity to write a genuine Google review.

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Emergency Hotline
0208 066 0360

Helpline open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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  • Your Name
  • Company Name (if applicable)
  • Site Postcode
  • The problem you're having
  • Email Address

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Oil Spill Cleaning FAQs

The basics

Can I clean up an oil spill myself?

You should never attempt to clean up an oil spill yourself.

  • Oil is very dangerous to be exposed to. If you try to clean it up, you may inhale its toxic fumes or get some on your skin which can lead to serious health problems. Exposure to kerosene, for example, can lead to comas, heart and lung problems and skin burns.
  • Some types of oil are flammable, like kerosene and petrol, and pose a fire hazard. They must be cleaned up thoroughly and quickly or the site could continue to be dangerous.
  • You could make the spill worse. Digging up oil that’s sunk into soil, for example, may cause it to go down further into the ground which will make clean up longer and more challenging. Using detergents on an environmental spill can also cause more pollution.
  • The waste will need to be disposed at a hazardous waste collection site. Disposing of hazardous waste is best left to professionals who understand all the relevant regulations and can do it safely.

What should you do if oil goes down a drain?

You should never pour oil down the drain, nor throw it in the bin. It must be disposed at a specialist facility in a particular way for the specific type of oil.

If oil does go down the drain, we can help. Our specialist technicians can quickly remove the oil from your drains and dispose of the oil correctly.

Can you clean up kerosene spills?

Yes – we have lots of experience cleaning up kerosene spills on domestic, commercial and industrial properties. This includes environmental kerosene spills and standard spills.

What size of spills do you cover?

We cover all sizes of oil spills. Naturally, some incidents may take longer for us to clean up than others.

How does an oil spill damage the environment?

Oil spills have the potential to cause irreversible and devastating effects on the environment long after the spill has occurred. Marine and general wildlife can be harmed or killed by oil, either by being coated in it or poisoning them. 

The ocean and above-water surfaces are at risk of becoming polluted or near-destroyed by an oil spill. Its impact on local habitats can disrupt the ecosystem forever.

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Will the chemicals used to clean the oil cause further environmental damage?

Though our chemicals should be carefully administered, they'll cause no further damage to the environment. We aim to make our procedures as eco-friendly as possible.

Estimates and charges

Will the scale of the oil spill be reflected in the cost of the clean up?

Yes. In order to cover our costs, the extent of the oil spill will be reflected in the proposed cost. Call us today to receive a free no-obligation quote for your personal situation.

Customer care

Will any traces of oil remain after the spill remediation process?

We aim to fully eradicate all remains of oil from the site, leaving no traces behind.

How can I get in touch after the service?

Give our friendly support team a call on 0208 066 0360 to discuss any concerns following the service.

What if I'm not happy with the service?

Our technicians will not leave the site until you are 100% satisfied with the level of service provided.

Customer reviews

Our happy customers have rated our service as
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Ice did a brilliant job and I would highly recommend them. Reilly in the office booked everything in and was most helpful, and then Harry came and…

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We had a pressing need to address concerns regarding a clean up of a Trauma site. Ice Services and Zoe were responsive, informative and professional.…

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I’ve used ICE Cleaning a few times and the service has been absolutely terrific. Paul Gimenez was incredibly helpful and dealt with everything…

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Power cleaned my external brick walls and look very good. They were punctual, hard working and respectful. I would recommend them with no hesitation.

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Booked ICE Cleaning at short notice to help with the clean-up of our outdoor Event Site in Central London. Whilst they were unable to assist with our…

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Kim Barnes

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1 year ago

From start to finish, booking in with Jess in the office to Mark and Lee turning up for app 5-star service from start to finish..Quick turnaround…

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We recently used ICE Cleaning to assist with the cleaning of communal areas and flats following a fire in a service riser. I initially spoke with…

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Martin Haw

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Very prompt, polite and professional service

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Very professional and the sales team are very helpful and easy to deal with. The job was carried out quickly and professionally and the site team…

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Derik Matheus

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1 year ago

ICE Cleaning is a great company to work with! They have been cleaning our office for two years, and we are thrilled to have them as part of our team.

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Dannil Sourez

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ICE Cleaning Solutions is a serious and responsible company that takes pride in their work.

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Sam Hart

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1 year ago

Very impressed with ICE cleaning, really efficient and had good service. Dealt with my mould issue in my gym really well and couldn’t be…

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We used ICE Cleaning at BT Sport for a Cage Warriors event in our studios. In previous years this event had caused multiple problems due to the risk…

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ICE cleaning cleaned the floors and carpets of our school to a very high standard. The team was friendly and efficient and we were very happy with…

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Emma Bryan

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ICE cleaning completed a commercial clean for us. They were very professional, prompt, responsive and they event went back the next day to finish…

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Stuart Goodson

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Zoe as the first point of contact was extremely helpful and efficient. The decontamination of toxic mercury from my mother’s garage was…

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Nick Barringer

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I was dealt with very professionally from first contact through to completion. The people are pleasant and knowledgeable, the work was carried out…

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Jason Etherington

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Fantastic service, the technician was very understanding and talked us through the process and was happy to answer any questions. Work was completed…

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Alison Bailey

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On calling ICE following a spillage, I first came into contact with Zoe. At all times Zoe was courteous, calm and professional. I asked her to call…

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Nationwide

Our experts can arrive on site within 60 minutes

  • COVID-19 secure
  • Nationwide coverage, available 24/7 
  • Able to arrive within 60 minutes of your call
  • Free survey provided prior to quotation
  • Emergency response team
  • Offer a bespoke service designed to suit all your needs
  • All technicians hold professional health and safety qualifications, including BICSc, IOSH, IPAF & Safe Contractor

We’re fully accredited

We place best practise, professional expertise and health and safety at the core of our business. We’re fully compliant with all legal obligations. You can view a list of our accreditations below, or visit our Health & Safety page for more information.

CSCS
BICSc
IOSH
SafeContractor
Dewpoint® Professional Corporate Membership
IPAF
NACSC

No matter the kind of oil that has spilled nor where it has spilled, our oil spill specialists can deploy a bespoke plan of action to make the area safe again.

If it’s a standard spill (the oil has spilled on a hard surface), our technicians will: 

  1. Contain the spill immediately and perform an on-site assessment of the spill and its environmental impact 
  2. Use specialised methods to identify the type of oil that has spilled 
  3. Remove surface oil and utilise an industrial-grade agent on surface contamination and drainage implications 
  4. Deep clean the area with our state-of-the-art technology 
  5. Contain any waste securely for off-site disposal 
  6. Issue you a decontamination certificate to confirm your site is safe again 

 

If it’s an environmental spill (the oil has spilled on soil or land, or in water), they will: 

  1. Contain the spill immediately and allocate you a dedicated spill manager who will stay with you throughout the clean up process 
  2. If a heating oil tank is leaking, extract any remaining oil from it and place down protection absorbents to prevent further spread of the oil 
  3. Bring an environmental consultant on site to sample and test the soil, and decide on the phases of work required to clean up the spill 
  4. Carry out the works which are overseen and validated by the environmental consultant 
  5. Test the area to ensure all traces of oil are gone and place any residue aside for proper disposal 
  6. Issue you a decontamination certificate to ensure your site is safe again 
  7. Restore the affected area to how it was before the spill by reinstating the soil 

What you should do when oil spills…

On your residential property: 

  1. Contact an emergency response oil spill clean up company, like ICE Cleaning, immediately to undertake spill containment and an on-site assessment 
  2. If the oil has spilled on soil or land, or has gone into a body of water like a pond, stream, or river contact the Environment Agency on their 24-hour emergency hotline: 0800 80 70 60 
  3. Contact your insurer

 

In the workplace:

  1. Raise the alarm and call appropriate authorities
  2. Evacuate the site
  3. Take roll call to identify any missing persons
  4. Wear gloves, masks, boots, and other PPE if you must re-enter the area
  5. Contain and control the source of the spill with absorbent materials where safe
  6. Cover nearby drains to prevent spread to local water supplies or environmental contamination

 

Our experienced technicians can respond to all types of oil spills no matter the location or environment.

From a minor oil spill to a major industrial disaster, we can deal with any emergency. We can carry out clean-up in many kinds of settings, such as:

  • Underground
  • In freshwater
  • On soil
  • In the ocean
  • Pavement or other

 

Why you must act quickly during an oil spill

If left long enough, oil can leave behind a nasty stain and damage surfaces. Or, if it’s an environmental spill, can lead to pollution and have serious impacts on the local environment. The longer it is left to fester, the more challenging it is to remove, as well. You must call a professional oil spillage clean-up team immediately to eradicate any hazards.

Oil is also very dangerous to be exposed to. Depending on the location of the oil spill, people could be at risk slipping and falling, drowning and heat-related illnesses. Exposure to a spill may result in the following symptoms:

  • Coughing
  • Chest pain
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Memory loss
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion

Thorough, prompt clean up of a spill is essential to protect your health and the environment, minimise damage to your property and if you run a business, resume operations as soon as possible.

 

We offer environmental consultancy when we respond to environmental spills 

After our specialist technicians contain the spill to limit its spread and minimise the contamination of the environment, we’ll bring an environmental consultant on site to assess the damage caused by the spill and determine the best course of action to clean up the oil.  

They’re an impartial party that can give you peace of mind our team are fully aware of all the impacts of the spill, and will oversee every stage of clean up to ensure we do it thoroughly and in an eco-friendly way with the local ecosystem in mind.  

All our solutions and tools comply with the necessary environmental laws and protections in place, as well. We will also work with the Environment Agency to provide updates and reports to ensure you are compliant.  

 

Our specialist technicians are fully trained in oil spill remediation

To ensure all individuals involved in the oil spillage clean-up service are safe, we make it mandatory for all our teams to go through detailed safety training. Some of the key aspects of the sessions include:

  • Following instructions and having 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 unlabelled containers. 
  • Complete knowledge of warning labels such as NFPA 704M that can often be found on chemical containers that are being used.

How to prevent a kerosene spill

If you own and use heating oil tank for your home or commercial property, you will be responsible for any damages caused by a spill. Kerosene spills can be especially devastating as so much oil is stored in the tanks and they are usually kept outside so most are environmental spills.

Although there are many perks to owning a heating oil tank, it requires extensive maintenance. There are lots of ways to stop kerosene spills occurring including:

  • Keeping it in an enclosed space or a concrete slab or tray
  • Having CCTV monitor your tank for spillages
  • Position tanks far aways from drains and bodies of water
  • Inspect tanks and pipes for leaks and damage once a month
  • Have your boiler and tank services once a year
  • Monitor oil usage – a sudden increase indicates a leak
  • Have underground tanks leak tested at the recommended intervals – if it’s over 20 years old, have it leak tested every year

 

Get in touch with us today

Give us a call on 0208 066 0360 or send an email to enquiries@icecleaning.co.uk to find out how we can help you. We can be on-site to carry out the oil spill cleaning within a few hours in cases of emergency.

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