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Limerick family who claim they suffered respiratory issues after oil spill settle actions

A Limerick family who claimed they suffered respiratory type problems as a result of an alleged leak of kerosene heating oil from another property on their housing estate has settled five different actions at the High Court for a total sum in the region of six figures.  The family who lived in The Meadows housing estate at Murroe, Co Limerick sued over breathing in fumes from an oil spill allegedl...
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What to look out for when buying your new home…is there an oil tank on site?

Oil Leak Clean Up
The National Planning Framework has a National Policy Objective (No 32) to target the delivery of 550,000 additional households by 2040. There will be an increased need for engineers and related professionals, such as remediation experts to provide an excellent service to house buyers as they embark on what for many will be the biggest investment of their lives. Safety A safe place to live is...
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Less than half of Irish households get their home heating serviced every year.

Oil is the most prominent home heating fuel in Ireland, particularly in rural areas, with over 700,000 homes using it as their main heating source. Research from the Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) Ireland has revealed that less than half of Irish households get their home heating serviced every year. And around 1 in 10 claim to only get their heating checked when there's an issue. ...
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Tips to help keep your oil tank and oil from freezing

With snow and freezing temperatures forecast this week, we have some tips to help keep your oil tank and oil from freezing. Home heating oil technically doesn’t ‘freeze’ in that it becomes a solid mass – however, when the temperature drops, it can turn into a gel-like consistency (see below), which makes it less fluid and can lead to clogging in your pipes.  The terms “waxing,” “gelling” and ...
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Ensure the tap on your oil tank is closed

This is a picture of an unfortunate oil spill incident we were called in to remediate which could have been avoided. The oil tank was filled with oil without the homeowner or delivery driver realising that the tap at the tank was open. Unfortunately all the oil leaked out through the open tap and you can see the damage it has caused. Related Blog posts Manage the risk of an oil spill i...
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Remediating Oil Tank Spill

Verde Remediation Services are remediating a site where the oil tank was knocked over by a fallen tree which blew down due to the high winds of Storm Ophelia.  It knocked the tank off its base and split it open, causing 500l of kerosene to spill out.
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