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Grease Interceptor CLEANING in nashville

Nashville Grease Interceptor Cleaning

Grease Interceptor Cleaning Services in Nashville

If you think grease trap interceptors and grease traps are the same, we are here to tell you that you are very wrong. The truth is that grease traps are installed underneath your sink while grease interceptors are located underground, outside your kitchen. Large commercial kitchens are required to install grease interceptors to ensure that the City Sewer system remains safe from hazardous FOG. Grease interceptors have an enormous capacity that can start from 750 gallons or more depending on the size of the restaurant. For restaurants that use a lot of greases, this big capacity is vital.

The performance of a grease interceptor dramatically depends on the way it is installed. One of the first steps before installation is an inspection. During the investigation, several issues are considered and incorporated in the installation process. If you hire a sloppy contractor who does a lousy job, the performance of your interceptor can drop to 30%. However, if your interceptor is installed professionally, it can perform at its maximum efficiency of 85%. Remember though, that it is not enough to have a well-installed grease interceptor- maintenance is also required. Even the best-installed systems eventually fail without proper support.

According to professionals, your grease interceptor should be thoroughly cleaned using a hydro-jet at least once or twice annually. This frequency can be less or more depending on the amount of sludge build-up on the walls of your interceptor. The more frequently you clean this sludge, the better your interceptor will perform. With this in mind, you should never allow your interceptor to reach its maximum capacity before calling us for a pumping job. 

How does the pumping and cleaning process work?

An interceptor is more complicated than a grease trap and has numerous components that work together.  One of the features of a grease interceptor is the interconnected compartments located underground that each has a maintenance hole for access. This feature allows for better access when pumping and cleaning are performed but also creates hard-to-reach areas where sludge can accumulate. For example, the walls and bottom of the chambers can have sludge-build up that cannot be removed by traditional pumping methods. Only professional contractors can address this issue. 

The first step in the process of grease interceptor pumping is removing all the grease from the chambers. We use the right pumping equipment for this job depending on the size of your trap and amount of oil. Once the FOG is removed, it’s time to get rid of the sludge stuck to the chambers. Our team has invested in powerful hydro-jets that can blast away sludge cleaning every nook and crannies of each chamber. By the time we are done, all the mud will be removed, and your chambers are looking good as new.

Nashville Grease Trap Cleaning Services is among the handful of contractors who uses this hydro-jet technology. The majority of contractors skip this step and leave your interceptor with sludge still stuck to its edges. This sloppy work not only increases the risk of contamination but also reduces the efficiency of your interceptor. Although you may save a little money by hiring such contractors, you will regret it in the end. You can prevent this by teaming up with our team of experts who not only have the best equipment but have the best crew to do it.

A little more about your grease interceptor capacity

There is always a new model of grease interceptor designed to hold more significant amounts of grease. While the standard grease interceptor can hold up to 750 gallons, you can even find some that can hold up to 4000 gallons of grease! The fast-food restaurants in Nashville require even larger interceptors, some able to hold a fantastic 5000 gallons of oil. Investing in a large interceptor will always work to your benefit, and we highly recommend this.

Grease interceptors separate the FOG from wastewater using a simple principle. Since each of these contaminants has a specific weight and viscosity, they settle down at different levels allowing the water to flow to the sewer system leaving behind the FOG. Once you get an interceptor installed, you must constantly monitor the level of waste to prevent overflows. Although your grease interceptor will always have waste, monitoring the levels gives you an idea when you need a grease pumping service. 

Most restaurant owners can monitor the level of their interceptors after a period of observation. After some time, you will know when you need clean-up and will prevent your interceptor from reaching maximum capacity.

The professionals at Nashville Grease Trap are at your service to guide you to come up with the best maintenance schedule for your interceptor. This schedule is determined by local regulations, so you need a professional to figure it out. Also, the allowable limit your grease interceptor can reach is determined by local authorities. In Nashville, this limit is 30%.

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