If you heat your home or apartment with fuel oil, you are responsible for regularly inspecting your tank and the remediation of any polluted soil. This applies to owners, tenants and landlords. Did you know that the user of the land is the one who is obligated to remediate? So even if you are a tenant, you are at risk.
Over 3% of fuel oil tanks will leak at some point in their lifetime, often due to rust. However, contamination can also occur when filling up your tank. In both cases, you are the one who must cover the costs of soil remediation, i.e. cleaning up the contaminated soil. The costs can total thousands of euros.
KBC Soil Contamination Insurance offers you good protection. This insurance covers all remediation costs up to 60 000 euros. KBC will also take care of the organisation of the compulsory remediation for you, in accordance with the prescribed procedure.
Do you already have fire insurance from KBC? If so, you can add soil remediation insurance to your existing home insurance policy.