Forecourt and Interceptor Cleaning Services

All of Hydro Cleansing Limited's engineers are trained to undertake all interceptor and forecourt cleaning related services to the highest standards.  This includes working at height and in confined spaces.

Interceptor and Forecourt Cleaning services

  • Emergency Interceptor Maintenance and Documentation
  • Interceptor cleaning emptying and jetting
  • Garage Forecourt and Drainage channel cleaning
  • Car and jet wash pit cleaning
  • Car and jet wash interceptor emptying and cleaning
  • Pump out and clean
  • Catchpit Cleaning
  • Interceptor Removal
  • Fuel Interceptor Cleaning
  • Interceptor Waste Disposal
  • Gully emptying and cleaning

Legal Requirements for Interceptor Waste Disposal

Forecourt Interceptors are now often referred to as Oil Water Separators and you now have a legal obligation, punishable with substanstial fines, to keep your interceptors in working condition. It is important to understand that all waste from any interceptor or separator is classified as hazardous waste and hence the legislation requires regular maintenance and emptying by a registered and certified company like Hydro-Cleansing Ltd. We will quickly and effortlessly bring you into compliance with all current legislation and provide you with all the required paperwork that you will need to keep in case of inspections.

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.

Oil Separator Maintenance

Whether your perform Garage Forecourt Cleaning or just cleaning irregular petrol spills you have to prevent the overflow and contamination of drainage your systems and hence the interceptor needs to be cleaned, maintained and serviced on a regular basis.  We recommend servicing and emptying of interceptors on a 6 monthly basis for standard installations, which is the legal requirement.

Why choose us?

Interceptors are designed to collect rain water, oil and other waste products which accumulate in car parks, lorry depots, schools, airports 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.