You’ve probably heard that it’s not good to dump grease and other fats down your kitchen sink. It’s bad for your sink, your pipes, and the environment. However, if your home or business has a grease trap, you can feel free to dump as much grease down the drain as you want; the grease trap will take care of it all.
The catch, however, is that a grease trap can’t go for too long without being serviced by a professional. If it’s neglected, it’ll stop working and you’ll have a real mess on your hands—just like if you didn’t have a grease trap in the first place. One of the most important services is grease trap pumping in Strafford County, NH. Here are a few things to know about grease traps, and some important facts about their proper maintenance.
How does a grease trap work?
At the most basic level, a grease trap works by separating fats, oils and greases (FOGs) from the rest of the water supply. Once greasy dishes and pans are washed in the sink, the mixture of water and FOGs first passes through a filter with a basket. This effectively strains out the biggest chunks of food and grease that can’t be processed by the rest of the system. The remaining FOG/water flow passes under a barrier with a fairly small opening. The FOGs are sent to the top of the trap while the rest of the water, now free of the FOGs, flows out to the sewer system, where the water is treated like any other wastewater. Grease traps are installed at any point in the piping after the sink and before the sewer.
Why should I install a grease trap?
Grease traps are perfect for people who want the convenience of being able to easily get rid of excess grease from food, without the hassle of disposing of it in a trashcan or another receptacle. Folks who have installed a grease trap can pour grease down the sink without worry, because the grease trap will prevent grease from actually getting into the sewer and plumbing system. While grease traps are a great addition to any home, they’re basically essential for restaurants or other businesses that operate commercial kitchens. A clogged skink due to a buildup of grease will slow down productivity and ruin the flow of a meal service.
What are grease trap maintenance techniques?
Grease traps can’t be expected to function on their own without being cared for. The easiest thing for a small grease trap owner to do is to clean the trap out at least once a week. This will remove all of the grease and food particles that have built up.
Larger grease traps, however, will need to be cleaned and pumped by a professional. During grease trap pumping in Strafford County, NH, a technician will suck out all of the grease that’s accumulated over time. He’ll also clean the larger trap to ensure there won’t be any backup caused by a clogged pipe.
Give B.H. Cameron Septic Services LLC a call when it’s time to have your grease trap pumped to ensure it’s in working condition!
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