Interceptor Cleaning Services

Hydro Cleansing have an experienced team of experts that can clean, install and service oil/fuel interceptors to ensure they are clean, functional and compliant with current PPG3 environmental regulatory standards.

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More Interceptor Cleaning Services

  • Emergency Interceptor Maintenance and Documentation
  • Interceptor waste disposal and cleaning
  • Garage and Car Park Interceptor Cleaning
  • Car and jet wash pit cleaning
  • Car showroom forecourt and interceptor cleaning
  • Petrol Station forecourt and interceptor cleaning
  • Catchpit Cleaning
  • Interceptor Emptying
  • Fuel Interceptor Cleaning
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Wastewater Interceptor Cleaning

Hydro Cleansing offers perfect interceptor and petrol forecourt cleaning services using our dominant jet vacuum tankers and high pressure water jetting equipment. This allows Hydro-cleansing to provide valuable cleansing and maintenance solutions to tackle the largest carparks and petrol forecourts and the most difficult to reach oil interceptors.

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Overflowing Interceptors

The problems an overflowing interceptor can cause can be significant.  If an interceptor overflows, it could result in a car park covered in oil, which is potentially very dangerous for both customers and staff.  It can also result in major fines and even the business having to closed down until the problem is fixed. It is therefore far cheaper to have your inceptors regularly inspected and emptied by a registered and certified operator.

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Interceptor Installation With Minimal Disruption

Our experienced team of engineers have the ability to install all types of fuel/oil interceptors. Our service causes no harm to the environment and meets the PPG3 standards.

Our oil Interceptor installation procedure includes:

  • Managing surface water during installation
  • Conducting detailed services survey
  • Surveying and managing groundwater levels
  • Inspecting ground levels to ensure oils and liquid waste cannot escape from the interceptor
  • Installing and commissioning any specialist components

Oil Separator Maintenance

If you carry out Garage Forecourt Cleaning or you are just cleaning irregular petrol spills you have to prevent overflow and contamination of your drainage systems.

We recommend servicing and emptying of interceptors on a 6 monthly basis for standard installations, which is the legal requirement. Regular maintenance can also prevent overflowing and significant damage towards people and the environment.

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The Environment Agency states that certain regulations must be followed if you have an oil interceptor at your home, business or farm.

Pollution Prevention Guidelines (PPG3) produced by the Environment Agency recommends that the person responsible for the property or premises has the legal responsibility to safely dispose of oils, grease and fuel that accumulates within their interceptors, garage forecourt and pipework.

If your interceptor is not emptied or maintained after use it could potentially result in massive clean-up costs, lead to prosecution or a hefty fine from the Environment Agency.

What is an interceptor

An interceptor also known as a separator is built-in within commercial and industrial drainage systems. The purpose of an interceptor is to prevent pollution and overflowing spillage from oils, sludge, silt and other pollutants that can cause serous environment issues. For more information visit our FAQ page.

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What is an interceptor

How do we dispose of your interceptor waste?

Hydro Cleansing cautiously disposes of all interceptor waste so you don't have to. We always abide by the highest safety and environmental standards and where possible recycle with our own treatment plant

Why choose us?

Interceptors are designed to collect rain water, and separate out the oil and other waste products which accumulate in car parks, lorry depots, schools, airports and and parks, to name just a few examples.  The system itself is designed to permit only water to escape, trapping all other pollutants for example; oils, fuels and other solid waste within the filtering system.

The accumulation of this waste can cause blockages and if the interceptor were to overflow, all this waste would be dispersed back out across the area it was supposed to protect.  The build-up of oil, debris and other miscellaneous contaminants within an interceptor, alongside the prominent risk of hydrocarbons contaminating the sewerage system or watercourse dramatically increases the risk of forecourt or driveway flooding.

Where are Interceptors needed

Surface water may be contaminated by oil at a number of different sites. These sites need to have measures in place to prevent this oil from polluting the environment. These sites include:

  • Car parks typically larger than 800m2 in area or for 50 or more car parking spaces
  • Smaller car parks discharging to a sensitive environment
  • Areas where goods vehicles are parked or manoeuvred
  • Vehicle maintenance areas
  • Roads
  • Petrol forecourts
  • Industrial sites where oil is stored or used
  • Refuelling facilities
  • Any other site with a risk of oil contamination.
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