A common question we here at Irish Drain Services come across quite a bit. What is the difference? Well to put it simply, A Grease trap and a Grease Interceptor are devices that are used to trap grease and solid waste before entering the water waste disposal system.

A Grease Trap

A grease trap is a small grease disposal device usually located under the sink above the ground.  Sizes are usually will vary from 10 gallons up to 500 gallons.  Due to the small size the grease trap should be serviced more often to prevent overflows and clogging.

 A Grease Interceptor

A grease interceptor is located under the ground and it will hold more than the grease trap. Sizes of grease interceptors are usually within 500 gallons and up.  Service increments for grease interceptors are longer than a grease trap because of its waste capacity.

How often does the grease interceptor or grease trap need be serviced?

Grease trap / interceptor service increments will vary depending on the size and the amount of usage.  by contacting us here at Irish Drain Services we can advise you on the best course of action to make sure your restaurant, shop or kitchen  remain at their high working standards. Failing to pump or clean in an untimely manner the grease trap / interceptor can cause in bound and out bound lines to clog, grease interceptor / trap to overflow, foul odour’s, grease to harden, and violations.grease-interceptor

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