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The Importance of Installing an Oil Interceptor

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An oil interceptor does exactly what it says; it is a tank or a pit that intercepts fat, oil and food particles before the waste enters the sewer. If your business is food related and produces fats, oils or grease as a by-product, it’s a requirement of your trade waste agreement to have the right-sized interceptor.

All food and oil interceptors must be installed by a licensed company. Whether your business is a takeaway, a restaurant, a hotel or a large food manufacturer, we at A Better Service can install an oil interceptor package that fully complies with the guidelines.

So you may be asking what an oil interceptor does. Well read on.

• Firstly oil interceptors slow the flow rate of your waste down to allow oils and fats to float to above the surface whilst the food wastes and solids settle on the bottom.

• Then the floating fat, oil and the settled food particles and solids are trapped in the oil interceptor and accumulate over time.

• Once the trapped fats, oils and food particles have settled, regular pump-outs prevent blockages occurring in the sewage system.

As a business owner it is your responsibility to ensure that the oil interceptor is pumped out at the intervals stated on your commercial trade waste consent agreement. But don’t worry you’re not expected to do it yourself, that’s where we come in. Here at A Better Service we can provide your business with a complete range of oil interceptor packages and can arrange a transporter every time a pump-out is required. Our team have the specialised expertise to correctly install and pump out your oil interceptors.

Our cleaning equipment ensures that all oil and waste water is collected from your premises safely and efficiently. If you require more information about our services the contact us here and a member of the team will get back to you.