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Grease Traps 101

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandAugust 20th, 2021

Grease Traps 101
Here at Southeastern Septic LLC, we have experience working on all parts of a septic system, and that includes the grease trap. Our team understands that not everyone is familiar with grease traps or how they work, which makes them less likely to recognize problems should they occur. In this article, we will provide a brief overview of how grease traps work so that you can keep yours in the best possible condition.

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Grease Traps: Everything You Need to Know

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandAugust 20th, 2021

Grease Traps: Everything You Need to KnowGrease traps are pretty much what they sound like. They trap grease, fats and oils from entering the wastewater disposal system. This is an important feature of many commercial and residential kitchens to help prevent clogs and drainage issues. Grease can be deceiving as it is a liquid when at room temperature but becomes thick and hard when cooled, which causes issues if dumped down a drain.

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What Are Grease Traps and How Do They Work?

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandAugust 20th, 2021

Grease traps can be used in everyday households
It doesn’t take a scientist to know that water and grease do not mix well. However, it can be easy to forget when you are draining things down your pipes. As time goes on, the grease will stick to the sides of the pipes, creating buildup. This grease buildup can clog your pipes, causing drainage problems as well as foul odors.
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Grease Traps: What They Are and What They Do

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandAugust 20th, 2021

Grease Traps
Besides the bathroom and laundry room, the kitchen is the other major site in a home or business where water is used. Water to clean dirty dishes in the dishwasher; water to drink from the refrigerator; or water from the kitchen faucet for either purpose. Like water from the rest of the property, kitchen wastewater flows into the septic tank, but often passes through an additional step first: the grease trap.
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The Big Stink about Dirty Commercial Grease Traps

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandAugust 20th, 2021

Grease traps aren’t the nicest of topics to discuss, but they are a vital component in any food establishment. Quite often, people are sitting in a restaurant enjoying a delicious meal when they are assaulted by a foul odor caused by the owner not maintaining his or her system for collecting oils, grease and food waste from cooking.

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Neglected Grease Traps Can Compromise Hygiene and Health

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandAugust 20th, 2021

Maintaining a hygienic and clean operation is vital for any commercial establishment, and for restaurants especially, the condition of all areas can either make or break success. All areas in an eatery must be thoroughly and regularly cleaned. However, in a large kitchen that houses many items of equipment that are constantly being used, this can be tricky.

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How Grease Traps Work for Commercial and Residential Properties

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandAugust 20th, 2021

In most cases, only commercial properties, particularly restaurants, have grease traps installed. A grease trap helps a business to reduce blockages in the plumbing caused by greasy water. It works by slowing down the water flow, thereby allowing it to cool and get the oil and grease to separate from the water and then get trapped by baffles. Businesses such as restaurants and commercial kitchens are generally required by law to have a grease trap. There are also other types of traps to handle specific needs, such as hair interceptors for salons and lint interceptors for laundry facilities.

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5 Benefits of Having Grease Traps Regularly Pumped

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandAugust 20th, 2021

1. Less build-up of FOGs (fats, oils, and greases) in the system means it will function effectively for a longer period of time.

2. Clogged grease traps can prevent waste water from flowing easily out of plumbing fixtures and can also possibly result in FOGs entering the wastewater stream – leading to possible complaints/fines from local authorities.

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How Grease Traps Work and Why They Are Necessary

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandAugust 20th, 2021

Basically, grease traps (also called grease interceptors) are devices used to extract fat, oil, and grease (FOG) from waste-water before it enters a municipal sewer system – or a septic system, in some cases.

Grease traps are mostly used in commercial food preparation establishments like restaurants and hotels, although they can also be effectively used in any other commercial or even domestic environment where there is a high concentration of FOGs in waste water, which can have a detrimental effect on the sewer or septic system into which the water flows.

Many local authorities have strict rules about the amount of FOGs permitted in municipal waste-water, and this makes the use of grease traps mandatory for many businesses.

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