Emergency Oil Spill Cleaning

If you are dealing with an oil spillage or other hazardous substances call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01622 632 912 for immediate assistance.

Objective

Our client needed a rapid response to an oil spill in their warehouse at Heathrow Airport. With over 15 years of experience and prior experience with cleaning and removing oil from the main terminal at Heathrow, Ideal Response seemed the perfect choice. We were required to limit damage to stock and make safe the affected area.

Our Briefing

As a matter of urgency our instructions were to clean the standing oil and eliminate the risks and hazards posed to the health of the staff and wider environment. It was crucial that we move quickly to minimise disruption to business, contain the spill and prevent it from going outdoors or entering the buildings drainage system, prevent further contamination of stock and to neutralise any odours.

The Technical Part

After lightly spraying the affected area with water we apply our specialist biological oil stain remover, designed specifically for hard surfaces. This is then manually brushed into the affected area, agitating the contaminated surface allowing the biological enzymes to get to work. The mixture of water, oil and enzymes are then removed from the surface using industrial vacuuming equipment and safely contained in a number of IBC’s (Internal Bunded Containers). Under normal circumstances we would use our high heat, low pressure DOFF steam recovery system but due to limitations imposed by sensitive smoke alarms we opted for a cold wash process, which takes slightly longer but is equally effective.

Client Review

The client was delighted with the end result from Ideal Response and was able to go back to business as usual within 24 hours of calling. Commenting on the work completed, our client, Lee Collacott said: “Thanks very much for your assistance on Friday with regards to the clean up of the spilt oil in our warehouse. The guys done a superb job and couldn’t have been more helpful!!”.

If you are dealing with an oil spillage or other hazardous substances call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01622 632 912 for immediate assistance.