Grease trap on a septic system


Old 10-23-19, 01:52 PM
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Grease trap on a septic system

want to convert a residential septic system to a small bakery/cafe...
Thoughts or suggestions
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Old 10-23-19, 03:18 PM
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You need to find out the proper size and capacity of grease trap is appropriate for the size (production volume, seating capacity, etc.) of the bakery or restaurant.

You will need to find out what the specifications are for the septic system and what specs are needed for a bakery or restaurant.

You will need to have the proper zoning (commercial, etc.) for the building and property.

In most cities, a licensed professional must do the actual work for commercial, multifamily, and non-owner occupied properties.

The International Building Code book may give you some ideas.
Old 10-23-19, 05:22 PM
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In my county a commercial kitchen is required to have a grease trap even when on city sewer. It's looked at much more closely with a septic system.

Even if not required I would install a grease trap. I would include the cost of regular servicing of the trap in the lease. I would not leave it up to the tenant. You want to make sure it gets cleaned regularly. If grease (oil, butter...) gets out into the septic it can do expensive damage.

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