Escape of Oil

If you have experienced an escape of oil at your home, you need to act quickly to prevent any further spread of oil and the contamination of your home and neighbouring properties. Toxic odours alone can cause a number of symptoms including nausea and headaches and have serious health effects in left unremedied. That’s why it is important to get expert advice to ensure an escape of oil is professionally dealt with the avoid any long-term effects.

Our expert loss assessors are well equipped to help you manage a claim for the escape of oil. We can help you arrange specialist remediation experts to undertake a survey of the site and sample soil to determine soil contamination. This is a critical part of the process as testing will help determine the cost of soil remediation.

Once an assessment of your loss has been determined, we will also prepare all the paperwork for your claim and present it to your insurer. Given the complexity of this type of claim, homeowners find it a particular relief that our experts also manage all the correspondence between your insurance company and their loss adjustor, representing your interests at all time to secure the maximum entitlement under your cover.

Talk to us about your loss now for peace-of-mind that your claim is in the best hands

If you have experienced an escape of oil, remember these key rules:

  • First, attempt to identify the source of the leak.
  • Turn off your oil supply and if necessary, arrange to empty your tank.
  • Use dirt, sand and recommended commercial products to stop the oil from reaching drainage systems.
  • Keep air circulating through your home by opening windows and doors.
  • Never wash the spill away; this is an environmental hazard and may also prejudice your claim.
  • Arrange a plumber to repair any visible leak and if needed, appoint an engineer to repair or replace your tank or pipework.
  • Phone CMG for claims advice before you phone your insurer. We can arrange a remediation expert to undertake soil testing at your home.