Can you recommend a maintenance schedule?
Grease trap/interceptor clean out and maintenance schedules, for commercial establishments, depend on the facility type and the volume of processing required for the type of business. All grease interceptors (in ground vaults) should be cleaned, at a minimum, quarterly. Some establishments, especially high volume restaurants, will find it necessary to clean their traps much more frequently, with a clean out cycle of 3 to 4 weeks. If the establishment has to clean it too often, the owner should consider installing either a larger trap or interceptor or a second, in-line, trap. Records of cleanings should be maintained for 3 years.

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1. What is a grease trap?
2. Can you recommend a maintenance schedule?
3. Do I need a grease trap?
4. What if I don’t install a grease trap?
5. Who determines if I need a grease trap or interceptor?
6. How can I get in compliance?
7. How does the JCSA ensure compliance?
8. What is a grease interceptor and how does it work?
9. What are the criteria for inspecting grease traps?
10. What is FOG?
11. What are the negative impacts of FOG?
12. What about using my garbage disposal or use detergent to wash it down the drain?
13. What is the JCSA doing about educating the public?