Oil/water separators are underground vaults, usually constructed of concrete, installed between a drain or drain network and the connecting sewer pipe. These vaults are designed with baffles to trap sediment(s) and retain floating oils and grease, while allowing water to discharge. The large capacity of these separator systems slows discharge water allowing oil to float to the surface and solid material to settle to the bottom.Oil/water separators can be costly to maintain and may lead to regulatory violations if not properly managed.Just because an oil/water separator is still draining, it may not be functioning at its full efficiency. Like any filtration system, an oil/water separator needs to be maintained and cleaned on a regular basis. The efficiency of a separator system is most affected by settled solids or sludge on the bottom of the separator, and by oils floating on the water surface. We recommend that an oil/water separator be inspected every six months to a year and the system be cleaned when needed. A separator with less sediments and lower amounts of oil entering the system may only need to be cleaned every few years.Goodwin Septic provides maintenance, inspections, oil collection and cleaning services to customers who must maintain these systems to ensure optimum performance.As part of the cleaning process, Goodwin Septic removes all dirt, sand and sludge, along with all liquids from the separator, drains and pipes. We then properly disposes of these material.Please call our office 970-243-2783 to set up an appointment for your cleaning.All Customers need to fill out & Submit a waste Profile, please send back firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 970-257-7584.Call 970-243-2783 with any questions.