A Grease trap or also known as grease interceptor is designed to stop the oils, fats & grease to enter the wastewater disposal facility. It is commonly used in restaurants and another similar industry that offers food services. The wastewater usually carries a small amount of oils that enter into the septic tank or sewer system and floats in the upper scum layer. The fats, oils, and grease (FOG) are very slow to decompose by microorganisms in the anaerobic digestion process. If the huge volume of grease is accumulated inside the disposal facility, it will be released as untreated into the environment still. Also, it may cause pipes to clog in once the grease solidifies.
How does a grease trap function?
The grease trap is installed in between the restaurant drain and the main sewer line or septic system. The grease trap slows down the flow of water into the drain. This makes the fat, oil and grease (FOG) to float in the upper layer and trapped by the grease interceptor system while keeping the solid waste and clear water to pass through going to the sewer or septic main system.
There are practical habits to reduce FOG waste. Initiate a universal instruction to all your employees, especially those who do the dishwashing, to manage or collect FOG waste as much as possible and throw directly into the trash instead of the drains. Restaurants or kitchen grease traps must observe regular cleaning or maintenance schedule to keep it functional always and to avoid a complicated issue.
Install grease traps in all your drains because once the oil is not captured and reaches the main city disposal facility it will incur costly maintenance. The local government mandates fines to restaurants and any food business establishments’ facilities that violate the grease traps regulation.
West Michigan Septic Sewer & Drain Service provides a complete service of grease trap cleaning and video inspections. We use high tech inspection cameras to capture the best video footage when doing pipe inspection of your drains. With the aid of the latest equipment, we can clean your commercial grease trap facility with quality and efficiency. We educate our client’s as to the process and the do’s and don’ts to prevent clogged drains. Our technicians will furnish you with a copy of all the details of the cleaning service we did and the status of your grease traps for your business operation requirements. To set an appointment or any emergency service needs, call us at Muskegon: 231-739-7423, Grand Haven: 616-847-1072, Whitehall: 231-893-4252, Holland: 616-392-8988, Coopersville: 616-837-1800, Allendale: 616-895-9080, Twin Lake: 231-828-5595. Learn more about grease trap cleaning at https://www.wmssd.com/grease-trap-cleaning.html. We are serving the following areas: Muskegon, Grand Haven, Whitehall, Holland, Coopersville, Allendale, and Twin Lake. Don’t risk your business closure because of malfunction grease traps. We will help you maintain your grease trap system to be always clean and functioning.