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What about inspecting the grease traps and interceptors?

There is a 25% standard rule for determining acceptable levels of waste that accumulate in your grease trap or interceptor. This means when the trap or interceptor has accumulated waste accounting for 25% of its wetted depth, the device needs to be cleaned. Businesses may find that preventing FROG from entering their plumbing systems and [...]

2021-03-05T10:55:33-05:00, |

What if I do not have a grease trap?

If you operate a non-residential facility that prepares and serves food, you need a grease removal system. Do not wait until you experience problems with block lines or sewer backups at your facility. You can contact the Columbus City Utilities to learn how to become compliant. There may already be a grease trap or interceptor [...]

2021-01-12T09:54:28-05:00, |

Do I need a grease interceptor or trap?

YES! Facilities that prepare and serve food produce fats, oils, and grease need a grease removal device. Grease interceptors are the preferred grease removal device of the Columbus City Utilities for a number of reasons: They are larger, providing more retention time for the grease to congeal and separate from the wastewater. Some of these [...]

2021-02-10T10:59:55-05:00, |

What is a grease interceptor and how does it work?

A grease interceptor is typically a concrete vault with a minimum capacity of 750 gallons. It is connected to the restaurant plumbing and is located below the ground and outside the building. The interceptor capacity allows for enough retention time for the suspended fats, oils and grease to congeal and rise to the top. Periodically, [...]

2021-01-12T09:54:54-05:00, |

What is a grease trap and how does it work?

A grease trap is a small reservoir built into the wastewater piping, a short distance from the grease producing area. Baffles in the reservoir retain the wastewater long enough for the grease to congeal and rise to the surface. These small devices need to be cleaned often, from daily to weekly, and this is normally [...]

2018-01-25T07:24:30-05:00, |