SEE Services provides interceptor emptying, cleaning and jetting services throughout the UK. Interceptors are designed to collect rain water, oil and other waste products which accumulate places such as car parks, lorry depots, schools, airports, industrial sites and petrol station forecourts. The interceptor system is designed to permit only water to leave, trapping all other pollutants, including oils, fuels and solid waste, within the filtering system. Once they are cleaned, they are recharged.
To prevent overflow and contamination of drainage systems, interceptors needs to be maintained and serviced on a regular basis. We recommend servicing and emptying of interceptors on a 6 monthly basis for standard installations.
The accumulation of waste in an interceptor can cause blockages and if it were to overflow, all of this waste would be dispersed across the area it was supposed to protect. This could result in a car park or other area becoming covered in oil, which would be very dangerous for customers and staff. Long term problems for the business could result, such as it being temporarily closed and losing custom and revenue, in addition to the environmental risk of hydrocarbons entering the sewage system or watercourse.