Grease Trap Services Denver

Grease Interceptor Pumping in Denver

Denver Grease Interceptor Pumping

Grease Interceptor Pumping Services in Denver

Ever since Louis Ballast invented the Cheeseburger in 1935, the City of Denver has become home to some of the most exquisite cuisines in the country. From restaurants that parade their versions of Chipotle to the famous sandwiches of Quiznos, Denver is a ‘food city.’ The sheer number of restaurants, cafes, diners, and fast-food chains in the Denver is mind-boggling. This set-up creates the perfect location for grease interceptor service companies to establish a name. Denver Grease Interceptor Pumping has been serving the Mile-High City for decades, earning us the reputation of the best grease trap company in the region. 

Grease interceptor technology plays a vital role in ensuring that the city sewage system stays clean and safe for all Denver residents. Without this technology, FOG (fat, oil, grease) would eventually cause blockage, and the system would fail. Such a disaster would turn a city that loves the outdoors into a stinky greasy accident. We enjoy clean water, clean streets, and pristine parks thanks to the engineers who created grease interceptors to capture contaminants before they can reach the sewer pipes. All food establishments operating in the city are required to have a grease trap installed. 

Scheduled maintenance for your grease trap

Considering how essential grease traps and interceptors are for the success of your food business, you might be wondering how to keep them in top shape. Here are three of the most common questions that restaurant owners ask. 

1.)  How regular should I clean my grease trap according to law?

The City Health Department in Denver is very serious when it comes to implementing fines and penalties on restaurant owners who fail to comply with the regulation. If you fail to maintain your grease trap or interceptor, you face hefty fines and even the possibility of closure as a result. If your restaurant is to thrive, proper maintenance of your interceptor is essential. 

Regarding the schedule of maintenance, there are a few variables that need to be considered. First, the size of your interceptor can determine how frequent you need pumping, and second, the amount of greasy food you prepare makes a difference. Fast-food chains, for instance, require more frequent pumping compared to vegan restaurants. 

If your restaurant produces a lot of FOG, you may require monthly pumping to make sure your interceptor doesn’t reach full capacity. However, if you only produce low amounts of grease, pumping can be done quarterly. According to local regulations, your grease trap should never exceed 30% capacity, so we suggest that you contact us when it reaches 25%. 

Why the 25% rule? 

This standard ensures that your grease interceptor never overflows and is emptied way before this could happen. This 25% capacity threshold is one way for the local authorities to ensure the safety of the sewer lines and give you time to dispose of your grease. Following the 25% rule is a simple way to avoid potential problems such as overflow or blockage. 

The 25% rule is one of the things every restaurant owner should get right. Health inspectors in Denver are very diligent at their job and quickly locate any owners who fail to abide by this rule. If you allow your interceptor to reach 30%, you can expect immediate fines and penalties.

2.)  How about if I only use a small indoor grease trap?

Having a small grease trap installed has its pros and cons. The good thing is that you will spend less on installation, but on the negative side, you will require more frequent pumping. The thing about smaller grease traps installed under your sink is that they have a maximum capacity of about 50 gallons. This low capacity means they fill up faster and therefore require more frequent clean-up. Usually, small grease traps need to be emptied once or twice a month to avoid issues and ensure the trap continues functioning properly. This frequency may vary depending on the amount of grease produced by your establishment. 

3.)  How regular should I clean my underground outdoor grease interceptor?

The advantage of outdoor grease interceptors is that they can hold vast amounts of grease, somewhere between 750 and 5000 gallons. This large capacity means it takes a while before your trap reaches 25%, and you may not require frequent pumping. Generally, only large food establishments use these outdoor traps that are installed underground. The downside of outdoor traps is that installing them requires excavation and plumbing, which increases the cost significantly. However, in the long run, the reduced maintenance of the interceptor can make up for the initial high price. Stop finding the so-called experts on Google, call us instead now! 

Having performance issues with your grease trap interceptor?

Grease Interceptor Pumping DenverOne thing many restaurant owners fail to realize is that once your grease trap is installed, it will never be 100% clean. While the system is still new, regular pumping may allow the interceptor to continue running efficiently. But as time goes by, grease sticks to the sides and edges of the container, which increases the risk of overflows and other problems. When your trap reaches this stage, no amount of pumping will get rid of the stubborn sludge. 

The only solution is to use our hydro-jet cleaning service. We blast away this stubborn grime using a high-power water pressure of up to 3500 PSI. By the time we are done, your grease interceptor will be as good as new. 

GET A GUARANTEED CALL BACK      FROM THE OWNER

Affordable & Reputable Grease Trap Services

Scroll to Top