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About Restaurants #2 Grease Traps

What is a Grease Trap / Interceptor?

A grease trap or interceptor is basically a grease separator in a box, where drainage water from the kitchen sink passes thru, and grease and solids are separated and trapped, while the grease free water continues to the sewage line. It is intended to prevent clogs and sewer backups due to hardened grease blocking the pipes, especially downstream at the water treatment plant that is not equipped to handle grease. This system is only connected to kitchen drains, not bathrooms. Commercial buildings with kitchens such as, restaurants, schools and hospitals are required to have these Grease Traps or Interceptors, and are required to be emptied periodically by a licensed sanitation company.







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