What is a Grease Trap?

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Grease Trap:

A grease trap is a tank that sits between a sink and the general sewer to stop pollutants like grease and oil from entering the sewage system.

Also known as a “Food and Oil Interceptor”, “Grease Interceptor” or “Grease Arrestor”, a grease trap contains baffles that slow the flow of hot greasy water.  By slowing the water flow and allowing the water to cool, pollutants can either float to the surface or sink to the bottom of the tank. Grease and oil is collected in the tank and the relatively grease-free water is then fed into the public sewer.

Grease interceptors come in a range of sizes and can be located above ground, below ground, inside the kitchen or outside the building.

By law, all commercial food preparation businesses must use a grease interceptor. This requirement is set by local water authorities to ensure fats, oils and grease are not discharged to the sewer system.  A grease interceptor may be installed above or below ground.

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Viking Plastics is a plastics fabrication company located in Braeside, Victoria.  Viking has been manufacturing and supplying grease traps to the Australian plumbing industry for over 50 years.

For your obligation free quote, expert advice and special price, call Viking Plastics on 03 9587 2297.