Grease traps have many names, such as grease interceptors, grease recovery devices, grease converter, fat trap and oil separators, only to name a few.
The main purpose of a grease trap is to intercept most greases and solids before they can enter your local sewage system. These grease traps can be located above the ground, below ground, inside the kitchen or outside of the building.
Grease is one of the primary causes of blockages, backups, and overflows in a wastewater collection system. High-viscosity greases harden when cooled down, which can not only overwhelm the wastewater treatment facilities but can also block up your drainage systems and cause overflows and sewage problems. The result is all too frequent discharges of untreated wastewater into streets, homes and commercial enterprises. Ultimately these problematic waste streams enter our local waterways, where they cause further cleanup costs and restrict recreation, tourism and commerce.
Essentially grease traps are put in place to capture most of the FOG’s (fats, oils and greases) before they reach the sewer systems. The grease trap will severely reduce, if not eliminate, the build-up of FOG’s in your sewer system. Grease traps allow you to be proactive, providing you with a solution for a problem you won’t even realize exists.
Here are three basic tips for using your grease trap properly:
Don’t pour grease down your sinks or toilets.
It will harden and stick to your pipes. In addition, food particles will stick to the grease and together they’ll create clogs.
Recycle waste cooking oil.
If you’re wondering what to do with the grease you’d normally pour down the sink, simply recycle it. It can be turned into biofuel and used to heat and generate power for your business – saving you money and being kind to the environment at the same time.
Dispose of food garbage properly.
Food particles can fill up your grease trap, so the less you put down your sink, the slower it fills up – and the less often you need maintenance. Rather scrape off any excess food left on plates and in pots before putting them into the sink or dishwasher for cleaning.
Grease trap cleaning is the process of removing grease waste and other food particles from the unit. It is possible to clean grease traps on your own, but it can be a very difficult and messy job.
Hiring a professional grease trap cleaning service to clean your grease trap is the best course of action. They have the experience and necessary grease trap cleaning tools to get the job done. Grease can build up quickly in your pipes and cause a backup – something you absolutely do not want.
Homeowners have become more aware of environmental concerns over the years and they can turn their awareness into action by scheduling regular pumping and cleaning services from an experienced service provider. Such companies are equipped with pump trucks that literally vacuum out the grease into a mobile tank on the back of the truck. The pumper will haul away the grease and dispose of it at a licensed processing facility to ensure it will be treated properly so that it cannot cause any environmental damage.
Contact DMS plumbing today for your Grease Trap cleaning, available call out service 24/7 and response time within an hour. Contact us today for all your plumbing needs on our Toll-Free number: 080 075 8622