A grease trap is a plumbing device used to catch solids and greases before they enter a wastewater disposal system. They are an essential component in the inner workings of your building, and it’s crucial to know how to care for one. Here’s a closer look at the role of a grease trap for your business.
What is a Grease Trap?
Grease traps have been used in restaurants and food processing plants for decades. They prevent fatty solids, oils and grease from entering your septic tank and ultimately the drain field or the sewer system. Proper maintenance and service are required, but when taken care of, grease traps are incredibly effective at reducing unwanted substances in the septic system.
What happens when a grease trap isn’t doing its job?
When grease particles get into your septic system, it can cause quite a bit of damage. When fat solids accumulate on the walls of pipes or your septic tank, it can cause blockages and disrupt the bacterial balance. When it’s allowed to accumulate unchecked, you could be in for a world of problems, all of which are extremely dangerous and expensive to fix.
How do you care for a grease trap?
Grease traps will need to be cleaned and pumped by a professional septic system company. Affordable Pumping Services will be able to tell you how often yours will need to be serviced, depending on the size of your business and other individual factors. When taken care of, grease traps will help your septic system to function properly and efficiently.
Call Affordable Pumping Services With all Your Grease Trap Needs
Unsure of how often to clean your grease trap? The experts at Affordable Pumping Services can help get you on a regular pumping schedule, as well as service your grease trap when necessary. Contact us for an appointment today.