If you own a commercial kitchen, you know how much waste they can generate. One of the most destructive waste byproducts created by kitchens is FOG. FOG stands for Fats, Oils, and Grease. These substances are often poured down the drain in liquid form, but congeal into a semi-solid substance. FOG very easily clogs up the sewer lines that run from the building to the municipal sewer main, as well as the sewer main itself. This is why grease traps are required for commercial kitchens in many cities. Let’s take a closer look at grease traps, and why you need them professionally serviced.
What Is a Grease Trap?
A grease trap is a box, of sorts, that sits in the sewer line between the kitchen and the sewer main. As FOG enters the grease trap, it will float to the top of the box. Heavier solid waste will sink to the bottom, leaving only liquid waste to travel the rest of the way to the sewer main. Grease traps are an excellent way to keep your sewer system operating properly. However, you can’t just install one and forget about it.
Why You Need Professional Services
Grease traps will fill up over time, as they continue to store waste that flows into them. Every once in a while, you’re going to need to have your grease trap professionally cleaned out if you want it to keep operating properly. If you don’t have this done, the grease trap will eventually clog up and start to cause some serious issues. Schedule cleaning for your grease trap every few months in order to make sure that it’s kept in good condition.
If you need professional grease trap services, call The Sunny Plumber. We offer a full range of grease trap installation and cleaning services throughout Phoenix, AZ.