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  • single skin plastic oil tank insurance
  • Premier Icon sideshow
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    Starting this year my insurers (admiral) have decided they don’t cover damage to buildings arising from “oil leaking from a single skin oil tank”.

    Neither do specialist oil insurance company HomeSpill.

    Does anyone have home insurance that still covers their oil tank?

    (fwiw although single skin, our tank is relatively new and not leaking!)

    Premier Icon intheborders
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    Irrelevant of any insurance, you need a bund.

    Premier Icon Scienceofficer
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    How old is your tank?

    Premier Icon duncancallum
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    I’m in that industry I’ll ask a mate…

    Premier Icon goldfish24
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    A bund is your insurance policy.
    I don’t see how all the insurance cash in the world can undo the damage of a major oil leak.

    Premier Icon trail_rat
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    Bund and or twin skin tank.

    If it leaks your talking major excavations and disposal……

    We just got rid of a single skin tank for this exact issues

    There’s no reason to have a relatively new single skin tank surely. Are oftec installers still doing that -seems fairly negligent to allow home owners to fit singleskin tanks given some of the other rules they swear by

    Premier Icon Scienceofficer
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    I don’t see how all the insurance cash in the world can undo the damage of a major oil leak.

    Thats where I come in. Specialist contractor.

    Premier Icon lovewookie
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    working in the contam land industry, I’d be bunding, double skin tank and drip tray protect underfloor pipework.

    last job we did was in an old stone semi detatched cottage where a small leak had meant a relatively large pool had migrated under the cottage and saturated the foundations. Whole house floor needed dug out to groundwater level, chemical reagents used to treat the foundations, and a flush through.
    I would have been better to demolish and rebuild as it’s still ongoing, but insurers didn’t want that, presumably due to neighbouring property can o worms.

    Premier Icon grizedaleforest
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    To answer the OP question, I’m with Pedal Cover Axa – their Extras package covers loss of oil and consequent remediation costs. There’s no restriction on type of oil tank.

    Premier Icon ed34
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     chemical reagents used to treat the foundations

    What does oil do to the foundations?

    Premier Icon Scienceofficer
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    Not very much, but it gasses into the house and really impacts on indoor air quality/human health. Can decompose/solublise DPM and underfloor insulation too, depending on type.

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