Grease Interceptor Installation

Denver's Trusted Grease Interceptor Installers

Foster Plumbing installs grease interceptors for restaurants, bars, hotels, hospitals, and other facilities with commercial kitchens throughout the Denver Metro area and greater Front Range corridor. Our experienced team of commercial plumbers know the ins-and-out of the local City Health Safety Code. You can rely on us to ensure your plumbing system is up to code and set up to prevent plumbing and sewer problems.

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Colorado Grease Removal Device Requirements

Fat, oil, and grease (FOG) from meats and cooking oils are a leading cause of sewage problems for local water systems. The Denver metro area has strict health safety codes, following the EPA's guidelines, to protect the safety and quality of our water and ensure our sewer system runs smoothly.

A grease interceptor acts like a grease trap, preventing FOG and food waste from entering the sewer system. It's designed to capture high volumes of grease, fats, oils and other food waste produced by an active commercial kitchen or food processing facility. Most restaurants and commercial kitchens in the Denver area must have a grease interceptor instead of a grease trap.

Facilities that may require a grease interceptor:

  • Bars that serve food
  • Churches with a cafe or kitchen
  • Food processing facilities
  • Office buildings with a cafe or kitchen
  • Restaurants 
  • Schools

Does My Facility Require a Grease Trap or Grease Interceptor?

The primary difference between a grease trap and a grease interceptor is capacity. Grease traps have a limited capacity of 200 gallons and typically need to be emptied or pumped more frequently. In contrast, a grease interceptor can hold over 1,000 gallons of grease. If your restaurant or commercial kitchen prepares a high volume of food, especially fatty foods, you'll most likely need a grease interceptor.

The best way to determine if your facility needs a grease interceptor is to call a commercial plumber like us. We will inspect your kitchen to determine what type and size of grease-trapping device your facility requires.

Differences Between a Grease Trap vs. Grease Interceptor

How much FOG and food debris a grease trap and interceptor hold aren't the only differences. Grease traps are smaller devices with a straightforward design intended to be installed under a sink. In contrast, grease interceptors are complex, with a system that redirects grease to an underground storage tank, typically housed outside.

The installation process for a grease trap is much easier due to its simplistic design. It can usually be installed within a day. Meanwhile, installing a grease interceptor can take up to a week. It requires professional project management to excavate a site for the tank, set up any additional plumbing needed to support the system, and install the device.

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Plumbing Specialists Today!

We are experts in grease interceptor systems. You can rely on us to ensure your facility has a grease removal device that can keep up with your kitchen! Call us at (303) 752-5332 for an estimate or to learn more about our grease interceptor services. Or use the buttons below to contact us via email.

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