As a business owner, your grease trap is one of those necessary expenses to keep your operation running smoothly. Grease messes with sewers in a way that causes blockages to your pipes which can easily create plumbing backups. Oftentimes, wastewater ends up overflowing, slowing down business, damaging property as well as infiltrating local bodies of water. Gross.

A grease trap is a device that allows for the separation of fats, oils and greases in wastewater discharges. It can be outdoors, in-ground, or even under-the-counter. Did you know that any food service establishment dealing with grease and oil (regarding food prep and the washing of dishes) should have a grease trap?

Grease traps need to be pumped out or “cleaned” periodically. Having the grease trap serviced at least every 60 days will help ensure that everything runs smoothly as intended.

What happens if the grease trap becomes clogged? People will often smell foul odors coming from their drains because the trap is clogged. A new gasket or some jetting work may be needed. One way to prevent clogs is to have a proper screen/strainer over the sink drain which helps prevent clogs down below. Also, scraping food into trash cans before rinsing dishes helps, too.

If you want a grease trap installed or cleaned, please call your Orlando Septic Company - Total Enviro at (407) 841-0400.