McBreen Environmental have many years experience in providing oil interceptor cleaning services to customers across Ireland. The problems an overflowing interceptor can cause can be significant. If an interceptor overflows, it could result in a car park covered in oil. This is potentially very dangerous not only for customers but also company staff. Long term business problems could include the closure of car parks to deal with the overflow and even lost custom. This in turn leads to lost revenue. In addition to this, there is the inevitable environmental impact.
Interceptors collect the rain water, oil and other waste products which accumulate in car parks, lorry depots, schools, airports, parks among other places. They permit only water to escape and trap all other pollutants like oils, fuels and other solid waste within the filtering system. But the accumulation of this waste can cause blockages and thus overflow.
If the interceptor overflows it disperses all this waste back out across the area it was protecting. 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. This causes serious headaches for a business.
The interceptor needs to be not just maintained but also serviced on a regular basis. This prevents overflow and contamination of drainage systems. We recommend servicing and emptying of interceptors every 6 months for standard installations. This also meets the recommended legal requirement.
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For more information on the importance of maintaining your interceptor please visit the EPA website