Grease Trap Servicing
Grease traps should be cleaned and pumped out every 1 to 3 months pending on frequency of use. Grease trap cleaning should be a regular part of your facility's maintenance routine.
How does a grease trap work
As the wastewater cools, the fat, oil, and grease (FOG) harden and the food solids settle. The FOG, being lighter than water, floats to the top of the grease trap. The wastewater is forced through the grease trap and out to the sanitary sewer.
A commercial grease trap is designed to trap solids from the kitchen drains while allowing the water portion to flow out into the council mains lines.
What is a grease trap
A grease trap is a plumbing device designed to intercept most greases and solids before they enter a wastewater disposal system. Common wastewater contains small amounts of oils which enter into septic tanks and treatment facilities to form a floating scum layer. This scum layer is very slowly digested and broken down by microorganisms in the anaerobic digestion process. Large amounts of oil from food preparation in restaurants can overwhelm a septic tank or treatment facility, causing release of untreated sewage into the environment. High-viscosity fats and cooking grease such as lard solidify when cooled, and can combine with other disposed solids to block drain pipes.