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Grease Interceptor – Sizing, Location & Maintenance

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When it comes to fats, oils and grease management education plays a key role in making sure we are protecting our buildings, infostructure and the environment. Sanitary sewer overflows are not only expensive to stop and clean up but can do a great deal of harm to the natural water systems and environment that are exposed to them.

Sizing, location and Maintenance

Sizing – Proper sizing of your grease interceptor is critical in ensuring you are not undersized to handle your restaurants wastewater discharge. Undersized grease interceptors cause different problems, not only for the city but for the building owner as well. Blocked pipes and interceptors can cause overflows back up into your restaurant… Do not allow this to be you, closing your doors for even a day can cause you to lose money!

Ensure your interceptor is sized by a professional, Manufacturers, plumbers and engineers will properly size your grease interceptor. Making sure it will be able to function properly. Always check with the city to make sure you are using an approve system before purchasing and installing.

Location – Not all locations of your interceptor are created equally! Point source grease removal equipment like the Grease Guardian is installed right at the grease generating source. Whether it is a 3-compartment wash sink, a wok station, or rotisserie oven, Grease Guardians can be installed directly to the discharge line. Eliminating any need for long pipe runs and reducing potential backups. Isolating and containing fats, oils, and grease at the source protects your internal piping as well as the public system. It is ideal for everyone involved. The addition of the automatic grease removal system allows for easy grease disposal / recycling and a longer duration between pump out maintenance. Saving you time and money!

When analyzing your site, first isolate your kitchen fixture or fixtures where you believe most of your grease is coming from. It many cases it would be the multi compartment sink where your washing is done.

Maintenance – Grease interceptor maintenance and service are two key components to keep your interceptor up and running efficiently. Looking after and maintaining an interceptor based on the local ordinance and manufactures recommendation makes sure you stay in compliance with local regulations and out of any trouble. The goal of keeping fats, oils, and grease out of the public sewer benefits everyone involved, reducing costly back-ups, and keeping the environment clean from hazardous waste.


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