Oil spills on soil present different concerns to spillages on hard surfaces, and time is of the essence, so a soil remediation service should be sought out quickly. When cleaning oil spills on soil, the main priority is containing the spill to prevent oil from entering drains and water runs.
The biggest concern with oil spills on soil is stopping it seeping deeper into the ground, as unless the soil is particularly saturated and pressed, oil doesn’t tend to cover a large area and will instead absorb into the soil where it spilled.
This can lead to a variety of problems. Because oil spilt on soil prevents the soil from absorbing water, not only will the existing vegetation begin to wilt and die, but it will prevent new grass and plants from growing too. And if contaminated plant life is consumed by the local wildlife, it can lead to the contamination further up the food chain and can be life-threatening to certain animals, even risking hazards to human health.
Oil spills on soil are far more complex than those on hard surfaces, such as concrete. Subsequently, they can be more expensive to rectify, but the severity is the same. Over the past five years, oil spills have consistently been among the UK’s top three pollutants and as well as being illegal to pollute, you also have a duty of care to the environment to clean up and contain any leaks and spillages.
At Ideal Response, we can be onsite within 2 hours of receiving your call where we can help contain the spill before commencing the soil remediation cleanup and decontamination process. As part of our service, we can also carry out soil sampling, ensuring that the soil is left in a productive state.
With highly trained and experienced technicians, we have the knowledge, specialist equipment and industry leading technology to deal with oil spills of any size.
To receive your free estimate, or for more information about our oil spill cleanup services, contact us today.