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Grease Interceptors

Do you manage a restaurant or other commercial kitchen? Without reliable plumbing your business can’t operate smoothly. A malfunctioning grease trap or interceptor can quickly shut down your kitchen’s plumbing. Until the problem is fixed, your staff can’t meet the sanitary requirements required by city and county law.

Don’t Lose Business to Downtime

How can you prevent lost business due to plumbing problems? Commercial kitchens can be plagued by fat, oil and grease (FOG) that are a byproduct of a busy restaurant.

Grease traps and interceptors catch FOG and prevent it from entering the public sewer. To prevent backups, a grease interceptor needs frequent cleaning.

Maintaining a Grease Interceptor

Restaurants in Portland and Vancouver are inspected by the city to check that FOG isn’t discharging into the public sewer. To comply with codes, businesses must install and maintain a grease trap or interceptor.

Portland requires commercial kitchens to have a schedule to clean grease traps and interceptors. An improperly maintained grease interceptor causes clogs, foul odors and sewage overflow. The backups can affect nearby buildings and city sewer lines.

Apollo Drain can maintain or repair your restaurant’s grease interceptor, preventing costly backups and failed inspections. If you need a new interceptor installed, our expert excavators and plumbers can help.

Our experienced plumbers have worked with commercial kitchens all over the Portland metro and Vancouver, WA area. We’ll install your grease interceptor so it meets with regulations and FOG doesn’t flow into the sewer and interrupt business.

How Grease Interceptors Work

FOG enters drains when food is prepared and cooking utensils and dishes are washed. Even if your staff is careful about removing food scraps before washing dishes, it’s inevitable that FOG will enter the pipes. A grease trap or interceptor captures the FOG before it can cause problems with the public sewer. There are two basic types of interceptors. Some kitchens have both styles.

  • Hydromechanical grease trap: These traps catch FOG under a sink or another type of fixture. They are indoor devices.
  • Gravity grease interceptors: These feature large outdoor tanks. Interceptors have a bigger capacity than indoor traps. Excavation may be required to install an underground grease interceptor.

Apollo’s maintenance programs take the burden of maintaining an interceptor off you and your staff. Let our professionals help you meet city and county requirements for your grease interceptor.

Call us today at (503) 239-8801 for more information about grease interceptor installation and repair in Portland.

Apollo Drain is known for professional, thorough work. This long-time Oregon plumbing business takes care of both residential and commercial plumbing repairs.