When oils and fats from our delicious dishes try to make a sneaky escape down the drain, the grease trap plays the goalkeeper, preventing any unwanted blockages in our sewage systems. For restaurants especially, understanding and maintaining these devices is essential. At Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air, we help local businesses keep their plumbing systems in quality shape long-term. Here are some tips for keeping your grease trap free and clear.
Grease traps, often referred to as grease interceptors, are devices designed to separate fats, oils, and greases from wastewater. When cooking, these FOGs end up going down the drain, but they need to be intercepted before entering the wastewater system. Why? Because if they’re allowed to enter sewage lines, they can cause blockages, resulting in overflows or back-ups. Grease traps are crucial for restaurants because they ensure that wastewater remains relatively FOG-free, protecting both your premises and the larger sewage system.
The best way to deal with a problem is to stop it from happening in the first place. Here are some steps to keep your grease trap in good shape:
If your grease trap overflows, don’t panic. Here’s what you should do:
For a smooth-sailing kitchen operation, maintaining your grease trap is essential. Here's how you can ensure it keeps working efficiently:
While grease traps might not be the most glamorous part of running a restaurant, they're undoubtedly vital. With proper care and maintenance, they'll do their job silently and efficiently, allowing you to focus on what you do best: serving up incredible food. If your grease trap needs to be professionally serviced, call Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air today. Our friendly staff can answer your questions and can schedule an appointment for your next plumbing service.
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