Can you recommend a maintenance schedule?

Gravity Grease Interceptors shall be pumped out completely when the total accumulation of FOG, including floating solids and settled solids, reaches twenty-five percent (25%) of the overall liquid volume. At a minimum, Gravity Grease Interceptors shall be cleaned once every three (3) months unless approved in writing by the General Manager for good cause shown. Approval will be granted on a case-by-case basis upon submittal of a request by the FSE, documenting reasons for the proposed frequency variance.  

Existing older types of grease traps and grease removal devices shall be opened, inspected, and completely cleaned of food solids and FOG a minimum of once per week, unless otherwise approved in writing by the General Manager for good cause shown. Approval will be granted on a case-by-case basis upon submittal of a request by the FSE documenting reasons for the proposed frequency variance. In no event shall the content of food solids and FOG exceed twenty-five percent (25%) of the overall liquid depth of the device.

Hydromechanical Grease Interceptors shall be cleaned before their maximum capacity is reached as established by the manufacturer in accordance with test reports validated by a third party. The maintenance frequency shall be determined in accordance with the sizing and selection requirements for HGIs in the Hampton Roads Regional Technical Standards for Grease Control Devices. At no time shall an HGI be cleaned less frequently than once every three (3) months, or as otherwise approved in writing by the General Manager.

Show All Answers

1. What is FOG?
2. What are the negative impacts of FOG?
3. What is a Grease Control Device?
4. What is a gravity grease interceptor and how does it work?
5. What is hydromechanical grease interceptor and how does it work?
6. What is a Food Service Establishment (FSE)?
7. Do I need a grease control device?
8. Can you recommend a maintenance schedule?
9. Do I have to have any training on proper FOG handling procedures?
10. How can I get in compliance?
11. Do I have to keep any records?
12. What if I don’t install a grease control device?
13. How does the JCSA ensure compliance?
14. Are there any fees or penalties for non-compliance?
15. What are the criteria for inspecting grease control devices?
16. What about using my garbage disposal or use detergent to wash it down the drain?
17. What is the JCSA doing about educating the public?