A grease trap is a plumbing device used to catch solids and greases before entering a wastewater disposal system. They are an essential component in the inner workings of your commercial building. When properly installed, they can save you money! Here’s how.
How does a Grease Trap work?
In simple terms, a grease trap works by slowing the flow of warm or hot greasy water and allows it to cool down. As the water temperature lowers, the grease and oil separate and floats to the top of the trap.
How should a Grease Trap be maintained?
All grease trap maintenance should be left to professionals. When your grease trap is cleaned, a technician will remove the lid, remove the top layer, and clean them thoroughly. Then, the bottom of the trap will be cleaned. The bypass vents are then washed with flexible wire and specialty tools. It will then be put back together and checked to make sure the grease trap is functioning correctly.
What happens if a trap is neglected?
A grease trap can malfunction if not properly cleaned and maintained regularly. A dirty grease trap can smell terrible, which could be disastrous for your business. But worse yet, a dirty grease trap causes a backup in your entire system. A sewage or septic backup could be toxic to your employees and customers, not to mention extremely expensive to fix.
How does a grease trap save your business money?
Imagine all the grease, oil, and debris that your trap catches before reaching your plumbing system. Subjecting your system to hot grease could spell disaster for your entire building. Installing, maintaining, and using a commercial grease trap allows your pipes to work how they’re supposed to work – without the unnecessary gunk build-up.
Call the experts at Affordable Pumping Services for regular cleaning and inspections to keep your grease trap working properly.