Advantages of Concrete Grease Interceptors

By December 14, 2016 No Comments

Precast concrete grease interceptors store fat, oil and grease before they enter a wastewater disposal system. Commercial kitchens, such as restaurants or food processors, require grease interceptors.

Solid fat, oil and grease (FOG) cause clogs in pipes. They contaminate water and cause backups in sewers and problems at wastewater treatment facilities. A precast concrete grease interceptor traps FOG before it can wreak havoc on water and sewer systems.

Columbia Precast Product’s grease interceptors are durable and available in various sizes and capacities. Our engineers design these devices to comply with codes for your Washington or Oregon business.

Advantages of Precast Concrete Grease Interceptors

Manufacturers make grease interceptors from various materials, but precast concrete models offer distinct advantages.

  • A precast concrete device is guaranteed to be watertight and can be vacuum tested after it is installed.

  • Easy installation minimizes labor costs.

  • Choose a large capacity grease interceptor for less frequent removal of FOG.

  • Precast concrete structures are low maintenance and can last as long as five decades.

  • Most municipalities mandate a reliable exterior grease interceptors for commercial food facilities.

Concrete Grease Interceptors Help Businesses Comply

Grease interceptors are required in most cities in Washington and Oregon to prevent FOG from causing problems to municipal sewer systems.

Building codes around Vancouver and Portland specify that some types of commercial buildings must install a grease interceptor to treat FOG before it enters a sewer. If you own a restaurant in the metro area, regulations may also state that you should empty the device according to a preset schedule.

Inspectors in Vancouver, Portland, and other municipalities inspect commercial grease interceptors or traps. Your restaurant needs a device that complies with codes and prevents FOG discharge into the sewer.

How do Grease Interceptors Work?

A grease trap or interceptor stops and stores FOG to prevent it from entering a sewer and causing problems.

Malfunctioning or inadequate grease interceptors can cause clogs, odors and sewage overflow. Backups may affect not only sewer lines but nearby businesses and buildings. Malfunctions may also lead to fines.

Restaurants and commercial kitchens may have one or two types of interceptors. A hydromechanical grease trap is a plumbing fixture attached under a sink. A plumber can help you with installation and maintenance of an indoor trap.

Precast concrete devices are a type of gravity grease interceptor. They consist of a large, outdoor tank buried underground. The tanks have a large storage capacity. Excavation is usually required to install a precast concrete grease interceptor.

Precast Concrete Grease Interceptors in Washington and Oregon

Our manufacturing plant has strict quality control to ensure that precast concrete grease interceptors are 100 percent watertight. We have a selection of grease interceptors in stock and ready for quick installation.

Please contact Columbia Precast Products for more information.