Grease Trap Maintenance

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High volumes of fats, oils and grease (FOG) can overwhelm treatment facilities. This can result in a harmful discharge to the environment, blocked drains and foul odors.

Regular cleaning and maintenance of your grease trap is essential to prevent waste flowing into the sewer system. If grease is not stopped before this, a number of problems can arise. Grease can solidify and cause plugs in the drain line, requiring workers to unclog the plumbing lines which can be costly and unpleasant.


How grease traps work

Grease traps are designed to intercept or “trap” FOG before it enters the main wastewater system.

  1. Grease traps consist of a large tank, to where the wastewater flows and settles.

  2. Solids in the water sink to the bottom of the tank, while grease floats to the top. This leaves clear water in the middle.

  3. The water then flows into a second tank where a baffle or screen traps debris and material. The clear water is discharged into the sewer system.

NCH Facilities specialists can give expert advice on maintaining your grease traps to keep them in optimal working condition.

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