Grease Trap Cleaning
Grease traps are used to cater for buildings that produce a considerable amount of grease, oil, and fats to prevent them from going directly into the septic tank. The grease trap will later on need cleaning so as not to cause a septic tank malfunction. It is important to maintain your septic tank regularly to ensure it functions properly. Septic Pumping Of Elkhart offers grease trap cleaning services as part of its septic tank services. We are well equipped with the necessary equipment and a knowledgeable workforce to carry out thorough grease trap cleaning.
What Is Grease Trap?
A grease trap is a type of plumbing system that is also called a Grease Interceptor. It is used to intercept mostly oil-based substances and other liquid wastes before making their way into the septic tank. The reason for this type of septic tank treatment is to prevent the blockage of the inlet and outlet pipes of the septic tank. When oil or grease mixes with liquid and gets cold, it becomes solid and could eventually block your septic tank. Therefore, grease traps are mostly used by buildings such as restaurants and hotels because they produce a large amount of oil-based waste.
How Does Grease Traps Work?
Grease traps can be installed in the kitchen, outside the kitchen, or underground just before the septic tank. When the oil-based wastewater is disposed of from the kitchen, it goes into the grease trap, where the accompanying food substances settle at the bottom. Then a significantly reduced oil-based wastewater is then transported into the septic tank. This, however, means that the grease trap must be cleaned periodically, the same way the septic tank is cleaned. It is bound to get full and the oil waste left tends to form a solid waste, which could block the grease trap. A grease trap is usually cleaned more frequently than a septic tank.
Types Of Grease Trap
There are 3 types of grease trap you can install in your building to prevent oil-based waste from going straight into your septic tank. The Automatic Grease Removal Unit re-heats and removes the fats, grease, or oil automatically on a predetermined schedule. The frequency of the removal is dependent on the level of oil and grease production. Another type is the Passive Hydromechanical Grease Trap. This type of grease trap is cost-intensive as it can be installed under your kitchen sink. They are mainly used in buildings that produce a minimal amount of oil and grease waste. The third type is the Gravity Grease Trap, which works the same way as the Hydromechanical Grease Trap. The difference is the higher capacity and the fact that it is built inside the ground. It is made of concrete, fiberglass, or plastic.
How To Clean A Grease Trap
At Septic Pumping Of Elkhart, we employ cleaning methods that are guaranteed to leave your grease trap sparkling. The cleaning method depends on the type of grease trap installed. We start by removing the lid and assessing the level of both the solid waste and the greasy liquid. We will then either use a bucket or a vacuum to drain the waste in the grease trap. We will also do a general cleaning of the grease trap once we’re done draining it. To get a satisfactory grease cleaning job, contact us at Septic Pumping Of Elkhart.