The purpose of grease interceptors (grease traps) is to keep fat, solids and oils from reaching the drain in the kitchen and sewage system. In the most basic terms, a grease trap works by slowing down the flow of warm and hot greasy water which then allows the water to cool. When the water cools, the grease and oil in the water separates from the water and floats to the top of the trap. The cooler water (minus the grease) continues to flow down the pipe to the sewer.
Warning automotive grease: Recycle Automotive oils, never allow automotive products into sewer or septic systems.
Grease interceptors can be from 40 gallons to 1000’s of gallons, usually at restaurants.
Having a problem with a grease buildup? offensive odors? Grease entering sewer line?