Grease trap cleaning & Installation
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Almost half a million tonnes of grease and fat enter the UK sewerage system every year. Pipe walls can be lined with layers of grease while fats and oils can damage waste water equipment. Should fats, oils and grease (FOG) end up in rivers, it can cause serious environmental damage. By businesses taking grease prevention seriously, the environment is protected and it can also protect your business from potentially hefty fines and in extreme cases prison sentencing. So regular cleaning of your grease trap is essential.
What is a grease trap?
In simple terms, a grease trap is a metal tank into which waste water flows which may contain FOG. As the name suggests, the grease is trapped in the metal box and clear water escapes. Fats oils and grease don’t mix with water and they end up floating on top of the water. It is then trapped there using a system of baffles while solid waste settles at the bottom of the tank.
Grease traps are used in:
- Cafes and restaurants
There are three main types – manual, automatic or gravity. The manual or automatic grease traps are usually located within an industrial kitchen whereas gravity grease traps are usually in-ground tanks constructed from concrete, fibreglass or steel.
Cleaning your grease trap
There is only so much space within the grease trap and therefore it needs to be cleaned/pumped out on a regular basis. If it is neglected, it fails to work effectively, efficiently or at all in some cases. Simply having a grease trap installed will not guarantee you cannot/won't be fined. If the trap itself is deemed to be ineffective, the business will still be liable. This could be due to poor installation or the unit not being cleaned properly or regularly enough. Correct installation as well as cleaning is crucial in maintaining a viable grease trap.
How can D&J Drain Services help your business?
At D&J Drain Services, we offer specialist grease management solutions to both commercial and domestic customers. We can install and clean a full range of grease traps/interceptors from above-ground stainless steel traps to larger underground grease interceptors.