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At A Greener Life, We provide your business with a custom maintenance program. Regular maintenance of your grease trap/interceptor is required per state, county and city regulations. To find the requirements for your specific business location, it is best to visit your city’s F.O.G information website.
Regular maintenance can prevent the headache of fowl odor and back ups that can cause flooding. Issues with your grease trap/ interceptor system can make it necessary to close your business until the problem is resolved; additionally,unpleasant odors from an improperly cared for system can drive customers away. It is important that you have a regular maintenance plan in place with a company that is dedicated to ensuring your system works properly.
At A Greener Life, we offer complete grease trap and interceptor service.
Each maintenance will include:
How does a grease trap/interceptor work?
Grease traps or interceptors are passive devices required by municipalities to stop grease, fat, oil, wax or debris from entering the city’s sanitary sewer system. Such materials cause blockages in the system, which cause backups and overflows.
As the wastewater cools, the fat, oil, and grease (FOG) harden and the food solids settle. The FOG, being lighter than water, floats to the top of the grease trap. The wastewater is forced through the grease trap and out to the sanitary sewer. The FOG and food solids remain in the tank, increasing in volume daily
Passive Grease Traps (above ground) are metal or plastic tanks required in food service facilities to prevent fats, oil, and grease from entering the sanitary sewer or septic system. Grease interceptors are large in-ground outdoor tanks that prevent FOG and food solids from entering the sanitary sewer or septic system at restaurant facilities.
Restaurant wastewater enters Grease traps from 3-compartment sinks and automatic dishwashers. The grease trap tank acts as a reservoir holding the wastewater and food solids that enter the trap. As the wastewater cools, the fat, oil, and grease (FOG) harden and the food solids settle. The FOG, being lighter than water, floats to the top of the grease trap. The wastewater is forced through the grease trap and out to the sanitary sewer. The FOG and food solids remain in the tank, increasing in volume daily. Food solids and grease sludge (brown grease) settle to the bottom of the grease trap.
Grease trap pumping is having a large liquid holding truck come to your food service facility. The truck,, equipped with a large tank, brings the hoses inside the facility to the grease trap. The complete contents of the grease trap are pumped back into the truck’s tank. In-ground grease interceptors are pumped outside of the building. Grease trap pumping is typically performed when rank odors or grease block a Grease Interceptors are frequently sized at 1000 Gallon to 2000 Gallons for restaurant use. Grease interceptors are tanks made of cement, PVC or fiberglass that hold the fats, oil, grease, and food solids. The interceptor tanks are usually buried to the exterior of the restaurant.