How much does a 1000 gallon grease trap cost?

The cost for having a 1000 – 1500 gal grease trap is between $225 – $315 per pumping, assuming that you sign up for an extended service program with a given grease hauler.

Does a grease interceptor need a trap?

Do I Need a Grease Trap or a Grease Interceptor? A grease trap or grease interceptor is required for any facility that pushes wastewater with fats, oils, or grease into the sewage system.

What is a septic grease trap?

Part of your plumbing, a grease trap or interceptor, is a tank that kitchen wastewater flows through before it moves on to the septic system. Just like the name suggests, it intercepts and separates FOG (fat, oils, and grease) from the wastewater before they even reach your septic system.

How do I know what size grease trap I need?

L x W x D to give you X as the capacity of the sink then X/231 to give you Y as the flow rate in gallons per minute (GPM). Then Y multiplied by 0.75 to give you the size of the grease trap you will need for your commercial kitchen.

How often do grease traps need cleaning?

every one to three months
How often should grease traps be cleaned? The frequency of restaurant grease trap cleanings vary with how often the kitchen produces FOGS. On average, cleanings should be performed every one to three months.

Is a grease trap and interceptor the same?

Whether the unit is a grease trap or grease interceptor, the technology works the same. The difference between a grease trap and a grease interceptor is the flow rate of wastewater that the device can handle. A grease trap works well with a lower volume of flow; less than 50 gallons per minute.

Is septic tank same as grease trap?

Grease traps are used as an additional treatment component and are placed before septic tanks. They are usually required for septic systems that serve a business that produces a large amount of fats, oils and grease (FOG), such as restaurants.

What kind of grease trap should I use?

For smaller, indoor types a hydro-mechanical grease interceptor should be used instead. The traps used in the interceptor utilize internal baffles that provide more space and time for separation by lengthening the flow path.

Who was the inventor of the grease trap?

Grease traps or grease inceptors have been in use since Victorian times, with the first patent for a modern-day grease trap issued to Nathaniel Whiting in the late 1800s. Grease traps vary in size, with smaller variations designed to connect individual sinks and larger ones installed to service larger facilities.

What happens when you block a grease trap?

Also, when blocking occurs in the downstream pipes, the grease traps/grease inceptors and drains containing the wastewater could flood out. This could consequently lead to your commercial kitchen and business being shut down by local sanitary officials for wastewater plumbing system damage.

When do you empty the grease trap inceptor?

For its use to be effective, the grease trap/grease inceptor should be emptied when the sludge level reaches 25% of the tank level. The larger “gravity” or “passive” traps rely more on gravity and time to separate FOG.