A grease interceptor, like a grease trap, collects greasy materials that can clog pipes and contaminate our water system. A properly operating grease interceptor prevents animal fats, vegetable-based oils, and other greasy materials from entering the sewer system.
If a restaurant, caterer, school cafeteria, or other commercial kitchen doesn’t have and maintain a clean, functioning grease interceptor, there are a number of serious consequences, ranging from the terrible odor of old animal fats to hefty fines from local municipalities.
Difference Between a Grease Trap and a Grease Interceptor
The difference between a grease interceptor and a grease trap is that a trap can only manage a flow of 50 gallons of water per minute, where an interceptor’s capabilities are greater than 50 gallons of water per minute. What that means is that larger kitchens and commercial facilities are more likely to have a grease interceptor.
Typically, a grease interceptor is installed as a tank behind the property, so it takes up less space than a standard grease trap. However, the limited accessibility of the grease interceptor can be problematic. This tank, which has often been placed underneath asphalt with an access port, can cause a number of issues if not regularly serviced by a qualified grease removal company. So long as you work with a reputable and dependable grease removal company, your interceptor will serve you well for years to come.
Why Hiring a Professional is Important
Sustainable Restaurant Services helps commercial kitchens in South El Monte and all over Southern California with their grease removal needs. This is something you simply cannot overlook, and hiring the right people to keep your grease trap clean and regularly emptied is vitally important to avoiding these commercial kitchen pitfalls.
While most restaurants know and trust that a professional service is needed when handling your grease traps, according to California state law, if you do decide to handle this on your own, the mishandling of grease that has been collected in a trap or interceptor is severely punished. Obviously, you should only choose a company with the kind of experience, qualifications, and expertise that you want. Sustainable Restaurant Services takes seriously the responsibility of protecting your business and our water system.
When it is regularly scheduled, grease interceptor maintenance doesn’t take long. Sustainable Restaurant Services can efficiently empty your interceptor and haul away the waste product to their state-approved facility, where discarded grease products can be sustainably recycled into methane gas and turned into energy.
Avoid the hassle of trying to manage this task yourself by hiring a company that is knowledgeable and experienced, as well as compliant with all the state and local codes that you may not be aware of.
Trust us to effectively clean, pump, and maintain your grease interceptor so that the life of your system is prolonged and you don’t face odor issues, sanitation problems, fines, or even jail time. Get in touch today.