Grease traps (commonly called as grease interceptors, grease converters and grease recovery devices) are water system equipment created to catch the large amount of greases and solids before they go into the wastewater disposal system. Typical wastewater contains little quantities of fats which go into the septic tanks and treatment systems to develop a suspended scum coating.
How grease trap works?
A grease trap coating decreases oils, fats, grease and solids like food particles in the water that flows out your drain and into the municipal sewer system.
Wastewater washed down the drain from dishwashers, sinks, and floor drains first passes via the grease trap. Here, FOGs float to the top and solids settle to the base of the trap. The grease trap slowly fills and must be pumped up periodically. If not serviced property, the flow will become limited, causing drain back-ups.
Without a oil trap and regular maintenance, solids and FOGs would be forced out the sewer outflow. They would also coat your drain pipes, causing stoppages and clogs. In the end, the sewer lines would back up and your drains would block – resulting in flooding and stinky mess!
Grease trap maintenance
Right operation and maintenance of grease trap coating are a vital means of stopping sanitary sewer overflows, which can be caused by grease accumulation in sanitary sewers. Grease traps are made to slow the incoming waste water so the grease congeals and floats to the top and solids settle to the base of the trap. If these accumulations of solids and grease are not regularly pumped out of the trap, the contaminates overflow the trap and add to sanitary sewer overflows. Sewer surgeons provide a best and environmentally friendly grease removal service.
Full grease trap
Grease traps can fill up fast. If you have neglected or forgotten to check your grease trap on a daily basis, you may begin to notice water backups in the drains or sink attached to it. If the grease trap has been full for an important period of time, you will also need to check for clogs in the crossover, as well as in the outgoing and incoming lines. You should talk a licensed grease tap coating service provider to pump out and clean your trap.
What can I do to decrease the amount of oil and grease going to my grease trap?
- Use spatula or dry paper towels to wipe all grease and food waste from cookware into the garbage before washing in the dishwasher or sink.
- Put greasy foods in the trash, not down the drain or in the food waste grinder.
- Use strainers in your sinks to catch food trash. Empty the strainer into the trash.
pour little amounts of grease or cooking oil into a container with a strongly sealed lid and once it hardens, put it out for regular trash collection. Do not pour it down the drain.
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