Removal and Disposal of Heating Oil, Gasoil and Diesel

Home heating oil removal can be tricky when you’re unsure of how to remove it safely. It’s important that you’re aware that you shouldn’t remove an oil tank yourself – a job which should always be left to the professionals. We use professional equipment to pump it out, and take the correct precautions as prolonged heating oil fume exposure is hazardous.
We’re here to guide you on the domestic removal of heating oil. Let’s take a look at how to remove home heating oil safely and answer some common questions.

Can I remove my own oil tank?

Removal of Heating Oil, Gasoil and Diesel
In short: no! While you can deal with heating oil disposal yourself, you should always leave the removal of an oil tank to professionals such as LV Fuel Services. An OFTEC-trained team – such as the team at LV – know the correct precautions that need to be taken when removing a domestic oil tank, which can be dangerous if attempted without the necessary experience and expertise.

How do I dispose of heating oil?

Heating oil can be recycled at your local household waste site. It’s best to check with ORA when it comes to the specifics, as there will be guidelines you need to follow. Particularly in large quantities, never dump oil in water or on land – this is hazardous for the environment and will have unwelcome consequences.

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Can heating oil be pumped out?

Yes. How you do this depends on the size of your tank. Smaller quantities of fuel can be siphoned out, but an industrial pump may be required if your tank is large. If you’re unsure, speak to the pros.

Are fumes from heating oil dangerous?

For short-term exposure, no, heating oil fumes aren’t dangerous. They might make you feel slightly light-headed, so ensure the area you have the fuel in is well-ventilated at all times, and never stay around heating oil that isn’t sealed for too long to prevent fume inhalation.

The domestic removal of heating oil isn’t something to be undertaken lightly, which is why, here at LV Fuel Services, we’d always recommend giving us a call first. We have years of know-how and experience with domestic oil, so we’d be happy to help, and can give you a quote for our services, giving you peace of mind. Get in touch today to chat with our team.

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