A grease trap is a plumbing device that intercepts most solids and greases before they enter your sewage system lines. But like all plumbing parts, grease traps require regular maintenance. Grease traps or interceptors are located between a restaurant’s drains and sewage drains to permit the separation and collection of Food waste, Fats, Oils and Grease from the used water, preventing such materials from entering the public wastewater system. The grease trap may be located inside the restaurant or outside. Typically large restaurants or school kitchens will have their grease trap located outside, usually in the ground, while facilities with smaller traps can usually house theirs indoors.
Here are some grease trap cleaning tips from West Michigan Septic Sewer and Drain Service:
- Initially check the grease trap quarterly to determine the required cleaning frequency for your site. Hire West Michigan Septic Sewer and Drain Service to perform scheduled cleanings.
- Pump-out / remove fats, oils, food waste and maintain the grease trap when accumulations get too high
- Implement the use of a bacteria additive to reduce the build-up of oils and other organic waste
- Assess the viability of automatic injection pumps to pump bacteria into the grease trap at set intervals for virtually maintenance-free treatment
- Keep a maintenance log
- Advise on the most appropriate grease maintenance system for your specific need
Grease can build up quickly in your pipes and cause a backup something you do not want, especially during a busy mealtime. Not having a preventive grease trap service could cost you downtime and lost income if you are unable to serve customers due to a plumbing backup. Restaurants are especially at a risk for backups if they run food down the garbage disposal, as food particles can fill up the grease trap and create a sewer line clog. When your business requires the services of a good, reliable commercial plumber, look no further than West Michigan Septic Sewer and Drains Service, servicing Muskegon, Grand Haven, Whitehall, Holland, Coopersville, Allendale, and Twin Lake
Our skilled commercial plumbers can handle all of your commercial plumbing problems – from commercial drains to water main & sewer line repair and replacement. Need sewer or drain services? Call West Michigan Septic Sewer and Drain Service today to schedule your appointment and don’t forget about available emergency service!