The required frequency for interceptor servicing is dictated by:
- The amount of waste discharged and therefore collected in the interceptor
- The interceptor size - its capacity to accumulate captured waste (see Interceptor Sizing for more information)
Smaller interceptors and those receiving heavy waste loads will require more frequent service. Experience has shown that most conventional (small indoor) interceptors in food service establishments must be pumped at least once every four weeks. Optimum frequencies can only be confirmed by monitoring waste accumulations over time.
Our service includes the reporting of fats, oils & greases, water and solids accumulation each time the interceptor is serviced.
This information is stored in our customer service database and is available at any time to monitor and assess the appropriate service frequency at all times. Waste (fats, oils & greases plus solids) that accumulates in small "box" type interceptors should not be allowed to exceed 50% of the total interceptor's volume.
Inadequate service frequency will increase the likelihood of costly drain blockages, violate sewer use bylaws, increase odour generation, and accelerate corrosion of metal interceptors and drains.