A grease interceptor is another type of grease collection system that is located outside of the establishment. A grease interceptor is usually located below a parking lot and accessible by a man hole. The function of a grease interceptor, like a grease trap, is to separate the grease and sediment from the water and to allow the wastewater to flow to the sewer while “intercepting” any solids with the equipment.
Grease interceptors need to be serviced every 2-3 months depending on their size. Due to the location and complexity of a grease interceptor, it is recommended to use a professional company, like Moon, to manage your grease interceptor. At Moon, we will manage your grease interceptor cleanings and maintenance while also setting you up with a timely schedule to keep your grease interceptor functioning properly. With regular maintenance appointments, it will be easier to avoid issues such as clogged pipelines or congestion from causing major damage to your interceptor or establishment.
If you fail to properly keep your grease interceptor maintained, you could face violations from your city, pricey servicing costs, or temporary closure due to sanitation violations. When Moon visits your establishment for the first time, we’ll set up a timely maintenance schedule with you to help avoid any issues from arising in the future.
Moon Portable Restrooms services grease interceptors in Louisville, Kentucky as well as the surrounding counties including Southern Indiana. We provide regularly scheduled grease interceptor service for large restaurant chains, down to single location restaurants and food preparation locations.
How does a grease interceptor work?
A grease interceptor works very similarly to the way a grease trap works. The basic design functions so that FOGs (fats, oils, and greases) are filtered out of wastewater to prevent that water from contaminating the sewer. With most grease interceptors, they consist of a large container that water flows into then goes through various baffles and retention reservoirs which strain solids and FOGs out of the water.