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Grease trap pumping. Have you ever had to deal with grease? It can cause big problems in building drains and sewers. So a grease trap works by slowing down the flow of warm/ hot greasy water and allowing it to cool. However, as the water cools, the grease and oil separate and float to the top of the trap. Which allows the water to flow down the pipe to the sewer. Preventing grease from flowing out of the trap is what baffles and inlets are for.

The trap will not prevent all the grease from going down the drain. However, a well-maintained grease trap allows 15% of the grease in the wastewater to perpetually flow into the sanitary sewer. Grease traps at full capacity discharge 100% of the restaurant grease and wastewater into the sanitary sewer. So when a grease trap is full of grease and sludge the trap is incapable of capturing any grease or food solids whatsoever.

Scheduled maintenance on your grease trap is mandatory per city codes. Clean your grease trap every 60-90 days. A grease trap pump includes a truck with a large holding tank that brings hoses inside the facility to the grease trap. A truck holds all the contents. Outside grease traps are pumped outside. So if you are experiencing any odors or grease blockages, it is time to schedule your grease trap pump. Also, Express Plumbing Heating & Air specializes in this service and we welcome the chance to help you maintain your grease traps effectively.

Brad Jordan

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