Will a garbage disposal affect a grease interceptor?

Absolutely. The ground-up solids that go through the disposal will settle to the bottom of the grease interceptor and take up valuable space. The reduced volume will lower the detention time of the device and will reduce its efficiency. The increased loading will also lead to an increase in needed maintenance frequency.

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1. What is a gravity grease interceptor and how does it work?
2. How often should I pump out my gravity grease interceptor?
3. What size gravity grease interceptor should I have?
4. What kinds of problems do Fats, Oil and Grease cause?
5. Isn't my business grandfathered in under the old rules?
6. My business doesn't produce grease. Do I still have to install a large grease interceptor?
7. Will a garbage disposal affect a grease interceptor?
8. My restaurant doesn't have space to install an exterior in-ground grease interceptor. Are their other options?
9. How do I have a Gravity Grease Interceptor installed?