Grease, fats, oils, waxes and soaps can have an extremely detrimental impact on your waste drainage system. If you have anything to do with the preparation and cooking of food, you are going to have to invest in grease interceptors sooner or later. Restaurants, or anyone in the food preparation industry either installs grease interceptors or they take the risk of plugging the sewer lines causing back-up problems and ultimately creating a health hazard. Installing an efficient waste removal system for your restaurant may seem time consuming and costly, but the benefits far outweigh the costs and potential harm to your place of business. Irving\’s Plumbing Supplies not only specialize in the best grease interceptors on the market, we supply lint, hair and solid interceptors from such reputable brand names as Contour, Zurn and Watts.
What are grease interceptors?
Grease interceptors are plumbing fixtures that traps grease, lint or hair to prevent them from entering and clogging up the sewer system. In more technical language, it\’s a vault with a minimum capacity of between 500 and 750 gallons that is usually located on the exterior of the building. The vault includes a minimum of two compartments, and flow between each compartment is through a 90° fitting designed for grease retention. The capacity of the interceptor gives the wastewater time to cool, allowing any remaining grease not collected by the traps time to congeal and rise to the surface where it accumulates until the interceptor is cleaned.
Where can you use grease interceptors?
Grease interceptors are used in kitchens, restaurants, meat processors, food packagers, cafeterias in schools, churches, prisons, hospitals and institutions, and all types of food processing areas where waste water contains grease, fats and oil. They are installed on waste lines which can receive grease from dischargers including, but not limited to, wash sinks, food preparation sinks, floor drains, automatic dishwashers or similar plumbing fixtures in all restaurants, kitchens, cafeterias, clubs, delicatessens, fish markets or any place where grease may be introduced into the drainage system. Interceptors are usually required for high volume restaurants (full menu establishments operating 16 hrs/day and/or serving 500 meals per day) and large commercial establishments such as hotels, hospitals, factories, or school kitchens. Grease traps are required for small volume (fast food or take-out restaurants with limited menus, minimum dishwashing, and/or minimal seating capacity) and medium volume (full menu establishments operating 8-16 hrs/day and/or serving 100-400 meals/day) establishments. Medium volume establishments may be required to install an interceptor depending upon the size of the establishment.
Lint and hair interceptors are installed on lavatories or sinks in dormitories, motels and beauty salons. Intercepts hair and sediment which is commonly encountered in these areas. Serves also as a safeguard against losing rings and other valuable jewelry due to accidental dropping into lavatory drain. Unit is easily cleaned by removing cleanout plug on bottom of body and dropping perforated basket.
Grease Interceptor Manufacturers
|Contour Industries Inc.
Contour Industries manufactures and distributes plumbing and drainage products for the commercial, industrial and institutional buildings in the Canadian market place. At Contour we have a quality line of cleanouts, fixture carriers, floor-area drains, interceptors and wall hydrants. We provide excellent service, value and technical support on a range of requirements from sizing interceptors to roof drain applications. What ever the situation Contour Industries Inc. will do the best to make your challenges to become our solutions.
|Zurn Industries Inc.
Founded in 1900 Erie, PA, Zurn is a leading producer of water and wastewater control products for the commercial, industrial and institutional building construction industry.
|Watts Industries (Canada) Inc.
Watts Drainage is known industry wide for setting the high standards for carriers, cleanouts, drains, interceptors, and a wide variety of products for commercial drainage applications. Through the acquisition of ANCON in July 1993, and ENPOCO CANADA in November 1993, Watts Drainage has gained decades of product development and product knowledge in commercial drainage. Both the Ancon and Enpoco lines were rationalized and blended into Watts vast product offering that makes Watts Drainage “The Single Source” for specifying engineers and mechanical contractors.
Watts Drainage products are designed and constructed to provide outstanding service and lasting durability. Let Watts know your special requirements. Watts engineering team can design the product that best suits your individual needs. In-house (Canadian) fabrication means that custom products can be manufactured and tested in just a matter of days. At Watts Drainage we strive to be the best in the marketplace by continuously monitoring our customers\’ requirements while surpassing their expectations. Watts products exceed industry standards, and have been specified with confidence throughout North America since 1874.
Have a problem that you can\’t seem to solve. Not only do we stock interceptors from some of the most trusted brand names on the market today, we take pride in solving waste water problems that others cannot.