Fats, grease and oil from local food service and preparation
facilities is a major problem for our local sewer system.
The Division of Sanitary Sewers devotes many equipment and
man hours to unstopping and cleaning manholes, pump stations
and sewers lines clogged with grease.
Grease Trap Pumping:
professionally trained field service personnel use vacuum
hoses to pump and clean inside and outside grease traps. Our
high pressure water jetter or cabling equipment is available
to help clean traps and sanitary lines that have been
neglected or not maintained properly.
Grease Trap Maintenance
Grease Traps are a part of the kitchen system that captures
fat, oil and grease (FOG) from the wastewater flow. The FOG
is stored in the trap, actually a tank, ranging from 10
gallons to 1,000 gallons or more depending on local plumbing
code requirements. Small inside traps are usually located in
the kitchen floor preparation areas or near dishwashers.
This type of grease trap requires frequent maintenance and
is typically ineffective. Larger outside grease traps are
usually located a few feet from the building exterior in
parking, driveway or delivery areas. While outside grease
traps are more effective, they also require periodic
grease trap works by slowing down the FOG and allowing it to
cool. As the hot water cools, the FOG separates and floats
to the top of the grease trap. The cooler water continues to
flow down the pipe to the sewer. The FOG is actually trapped
by "baffles", there are several designs, (see drawing below)
preventing grease flowing out of the trap and into the
municipal sewer system.
Sanitation's expert service personnel thoroughly clean and
inspect your grease trap with each visit. Grease traps need
to be serviced regularly to significantly reduce the
suspended solids that can flow into the sewer. If these
solids build up beyond the allowed specifications, there
may be a surcharge from your local sewer district. For
optimal results, a grease trap should be cleaned a minimum
of every 90 days. This will have multiple benefits,
including minimizing odors that can come from the trap,
preventing it from overflowing into your business or parking
lot, and guaranteeing its effectiveness. Ace can design a
Customized Maintenance Program
that fits your
needs and as well as your budget.
Grease Trap Cleaning
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Liquid Environmental Solutions