Grease Traps & Commercial Interceptors
When you cook in the kitchen, you know how important it is to properly dispose of fats, oils, and grease (FOGs). While most substances can quickly go down drains, heavy amounts of grease can cause serious damage.
Large commercial kitchens like restaurants and cafeterias require grease traps to prevent greases from entering the plumbing system.
Grease traps, also known as interceptors, capture most greases and solids before entering sanitary sewer lines and systems. This plumbing fixture helps to better the water system by preventing:
- Grease buildups and blockages
- Clogged pipes and drain lines
- Grease from entering the sewage system
- Wastewater overflow
Grease Trap Cleaning Practices
Sewer systems rely on grease traps to filter fat, oils, and grease out of city pipes.
As hot, greasy wastewater enters the interceptor, the water cools, leaving 85% of FOGs in the grease trap. Therefore, these grease traps must be regularly emptied and cleaned to ensure FOG does not enter the sewer lines, which can cause drain line blockages, overflow, and damage.
Most municipalities require licensed plumbers to install appropriately-sized grease traps in commercial kitchens. Commercial grease traps are a huge responsibility requiring regular cleanings, service, and inspections.
A commercial plumbing company like LeDuc and Dexter has the tools and equipment to ensure that the grease trap works appropriately and compliant with state, county, and city regulations.
A grease trap cleaning service includes:
- Compliance with current, local rules and regulations
- Cleaning and servicing records should an inspector request them
- Education on proper maintenance and disposal
- Regular inspections
- Proper waste disposal
Our plumbers in Marin County and the North Bay are committed to keeping your kitchen running smoothly and your building safe. To learn more about our plumbing services, contact us for more information.