A grease interceptor is much larger than a grease trap and is usually located outside. The minimum size is 1,000 gallons.
It too should be cleaned regularly (at least every six months) by a licensed grease hauler or recycler. The actual schedule should be based on your establishment's needs and can range from weekly to every six months.
Cleaning the interceptor vaults requires special training and equipment. It is very important that a restaurant representative be present during any cleaning, pumping, or skimming performed by a contractor to ensure that no shortcuts are taken. They should always follow the cleaning requirements outlined in Part 29: Section 29.3.6 .
The minimum services should include:
The cleaning frequency depends on the individual establishment. Interceptors require cleaning at least every six months. However, frequency depends on the capacity of the device, the amount of grease in the wastewater, and the degree to which the facility has contributed to blockages in the past. Thus, the frequency can range from weekly to every six months.
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