The Importance of Grease Trap Service For Your Business

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The Importance of Grease Trap Service For Your Business

May 27, 2021

If you’ve worked in the food industry, you’re probably familiar with a grease trap. Fat, oil, and grease (FOG) are substances that are regulated by local governments. Grease traps are installed between the restaurant drain and sewer line which allows FOG to be separated, collected, and properly disposed of without reaching the municipal wastewater system. Grease traps are an essential in restaurants but what is also just as important is regular service and maintenance. When it comes to maintenance, installation, or inspection, Best Plumbing offers a full range of maintenance and repair services for commercial food businesses.

Reducing FOG

You can reduce the amount of fat, oil, and grease in your food business by several methods. Install multiple grease traps at every drain where FOG can enter the drain system. Reduce the amount of FOG going down the drain by instructing employees to properly discard it in the waste bin. The use of hot water, surfactants, or enzymes to pass FOG through the grease trap is allowed in many municipalities. Setting up regular maintenance with our experts at Best Plumbing will also reduce the overall amount of FOG.

Preventing Damage

Neglecting proper service to your grease trap for your business can actually cause future damages and will be more difficult to clean in the long-run. FOG hardens as it accumulates, making it more difficult to remove and increases the amount of time it will take to clean your grease trap. Cooking fats, oils and grease coat the inside of your pipes and can lead to drainage issues or overflows which causes clogs.  

Grease trap service and maintenance can be one less thing you have to worry about for your business with the help of Best Plumbing. Regular service can reduce the amount of FOG in your restaurant and prevent damage that will save you trouble later down the road. Our trained professionals are available to you 24/7. Contact us today!