Why clean a grease trap?

 In Blog, Kitchens, Safety
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A grease trap is a plumbing device that collects and “traps” grease before it enters a water waste disposal to prevent blockages. It works by separating and removing the majority of grease and solids from the water, then allowing the filtered water to flow into the sewage disposal system. Its important that businesses install one as the most common cause of blockages in the sewage system is grease.

This is important and cleaning a grease trap involves dealing with toxic waste which needs to go to landfill. In the industry, this waste is called “Brown Sludge”.

Its important to get your businesses grease trap regularly cleaned so as to prevent overflow and malfunctioning. During use of the grease trap it will store all kinds of FOG (Fats, Oils and Greases) which at some point will need to be cleared and emptied. Leaving it to store up will lead some of the food to mold and produce sulfuric acid when mixed with water. This sulfuric acid will attack weak metals and concrete resulting in what is called “Rot out”.

The best option to lower costs would certainly not be to get a bigger grease trap. All that will do is increase the chance of mold growing on old food creating a bigger and harder clean up operation. The most sensible approach to all of this would be to get your grease trap regularly cleaned by a professional who knows what they are doing. This is important and cleaning a grease trap involves dealing with toxic waste which needs to go to landfill. In the business, this waste is called “Brown Sludge”.

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