Grease Traps / Interceptors

What is a Grease Trap or Grease Interceptor?

Commercial kitchens are required to install grease traps or grease interceptors at any drain where FOG (fats, oils and grease) can enter the wastewater system. Grease traps are installed between the restaurant drain and the sewer line, thereby allowing the FOG to be separated, collected and disposed of prior to reaching the municipal wastewater system.

Grease traps work by slowing the rate of water going into the drain. As the water slows, it also cools, allowing most of the FOG to float or coagulate and then float to the surface to be trapped in a baffle system. Heavier solids will drop to the bottom of the trap and cleaned water can then exit into the wastewater system.

CJ Septic offers a full range of installation,  maintenance and repair services for grease trap systems.

Grease Trap Inside
Grease Interceptor Diagram

Grease Trap or Interceptor Installation

In order for a grease trap to be effective, it must be properly sized, constructed and installed into your plumbing system. Because of these specific requirements, grease traps can be more expensive than other plumbing needs. 

CJ DeBoer Engineering & Septic has the experience and knowledge to provide proper grease trap installation and we always attempt to work within your budget where possible. We provide all of the planning for installation according to local regulations, pull permits and oversee that all aspects of the project are completed in a timely manner. We ensure that the installation will pass code inspection too.

If you need to install, repair or replace your grease trap system, give us a call for a free quote today!