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Grease traps play a crucial role in commercial kitchens, preventing FOGS (animal fats, vegetable oils, grease, and food particles) from entering the main sewerage system. Positioned under kitchen sinks, these traps intercept wastewater, separating grease and solids before they contaminate the drainage system.
How Grease Traps Work
Grease traps play a vital role in the filtration of FOGS (Fats, Oils, Grease, and Solids) from wastewater originating from kitchen drains, dishwashers, and sinks, ensuring unhindered passage of water into the sewerage system. However, akin to various other kitchen appliances, grease traps necessitate regular maintenance, pumping, and cleaning to operate effectively.
FOGS contain solid food particles that deteriorate over time. Ordinarily, the grease trap can contain the odors generated within the device. Yet, when the sludge accumulated exceeds a threshold (more than 25% of the total holding capacity), these odors escape, tainting the ambiance of your kitchen and dining area. For businesses in the food service industry, an unpleasant smell in the establishment is highly undesirable.
Furthermore, if sludges remain trapped within the device for extended periods, they break down, producing highly toxic Sulphuric Acid. This corrosive substance can damage the steel walls of the tank, necessitating costly tank replacements.
Grease traps efficiently segregate FOGS, capturing grease at the top and solids at the bottom of the tank. Failure to clean the trap regularly results in waste accumulation, leading to the downward flow of FOGS into the sewer system. Over time, this accumulation creates clogs or severe blockages in the drainage system, causing backups and overflows. Timely and proper maintenance is imperative to prevent these issues and ensure the seamless operation of the grease trap system.
Why is regular grease trap maintenance important
Installing a grease trap isn't enough; regular inspections, cleanings, and timely repairs are necessary. Neglecting maintenance can lead to common issues such as:
Full Trap: Neglected traps lead to leaks, causing clogs and restricting water flow, resulting in sewer backups.
Clog in Crossover Pipe: Grease and solids may enter the crossover pipe, causing backups in kitchen sinks when the liquid level rises.
Outlet Clog: Debris and grease can block the outlet pipe, leading to system failure. Emergency attention from expert grease trap repair services is essential in such cases.
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