Buildings that serve food need a plumbing system that holds up to extreme exposure to food products, cooking grease, and other food-prep byproducts. During every stage of food preparation and cleanup, grease interceptors play a key role in keeping your plumbing working and preventing costly backups. Fats, oils, and grease, when not properly separated and treated, will begin to build up and cause blockages in drain lines. This is why the city of Rochester requires all restaurants, hotels, nursing homes, daycares, hospitals, and other properties that prepare food to have fat, oil, and grease interceptors (FOG) installed. Depending on the size of the operation, these devices are either installed within a kitchen or buried outside with manhole access. Whether you need installation, replacement, repairs, or routine maintenance for your food and grease interceptors, our certified technicians are here to help you with necessary skills and equipment.
Above Ground Grease Traps: Above ground grease traps are the standard method of FOG interception, and many buildings use them to keep their plumbing clear and clean. Most indoor grease interceptors are installed above ground, often with a direct connection to dishwashers, three-compartment sinks, and other cleaning systems.
In-Ground Grease Traps: For larger commercial and industrial operations, most facilities will install in-ground grease traps that can handle heavy duty FOG exposure. These grease interceptors are installed in an underground trench and connect to a main line to which all sinks and dishwashing components are relayed. Components inside the tank work to capture oils, fats, food, and any other solids that go down the drain. The full system is typically installed under the floor in the kitchen with larger capacity systems being installed outside. These systems are highly efficient for large scale grease interception, but like their smaller counterparts, they demand routine cleaning and FOG removal. Our team provides complete cleaning and maintenance for in-ground grease traps, in addition to installation, repairs, and component replacement.
Grease interceptors require regular cleaning and emptying. However, this isn’t something you can do yourself. A special license is required to transport and dispose of fats, oils, and grease. Rochester Plumbing & Heating/Roto-Rooter has the necessary licensing and record keeping to remove, transport, and dispose of the fats, oils, and grease in your system.
Whether you need a new system installed or looking for a reliable maintenance team, Rochester Plumbing & Heating/Roto-Rooter provides the quality, customer-focused service for your grease interceptor needs. Schedule your appointment today or contact us at (507) 289-1613 for a FREE estimate and to learn more about our work with grease interceptors in Rochester, MN!