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A grease trap is a device designed to separate grease and solids from entering the city waste water system. Grease traps are typically located inside the restaurants or commercial kitchens under the sink or in the ground. Grease trap will trap 80-85% of grease and solids if it’s below 25-30% FOGS content. Going over the 25-30% level will cause the device to release more FOGS out of the trap potentially causing blockage on the grease line.
Do you install grease traps?
Yes, we offer grease trap installation service and pricing will vary based on the kind of interceptor you are looking to install and the degree of difficulty to install the device. Please contact us to speak with our grease trap specialist for prices.
When to service grease traps?
Unlike a grease interceptor (Larger FOGS Device), small grease trap are typically on a monthly increments service schedule on an average. Suggested service schedule can vary based on the amount of waste the trap is collecting as well as the type of food that the user is making. For instance, a small deli open 6 hours a day will be service less frequently than a busy Chinese restaurant that is open 24 hours a day. In order for us to make a suggestion, we would have to get the average amount of the waste collected per service and recommend a suggested scheduled maintenance service.
Is my grease trap full?
In accordance to the city FOGS waste regulations, both grease trap and grease interceptor must be cleaned once it reaches a combined grease and food solid levels of 25% or monthly for grease traps or quarterly for grease interceptors in most major cities.
The reason for this is because once the device exceeds that level, the efluent being released will contain higher FOGS content causing contamination to the sewer system. Futhermore, devices that are not properly maintained will experience plumbing issues such as slow drains and line blockage.
Overflowing grease trap is typically caused by large amounts of grease and solids waste blocking the exit line leading to the main sewer line. If a grease trap has not been serviced for a while this can be the root of the cause. Grease traps that are not on a maintenance schedule are often a victim of grease overflows.
Furthermore, if a grease trap has recently been serviced and you are experiencing an overflow it is highly recommended for the grease line to be serviced due a line blockage. Keep in mind this FOGS device will only reduce the amount of grease entering the sewer system. On average grease traps that containing 25% or below can still release approximately up to 15% of FOGS out to the sewer systems. Grease traps containing over above the 25% will increase the amount of grease and solids being release drastically. The fact that grease is one of the largest reasons for blockage it is highly suggested for the grease device to be serviced on a normal basis to reduce the odds of drain backups.
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