Do you know how to tell if or when you need a grease trap? Here are a few tips that can help you get started in understanding why you would want grease trap installation done at your own home, or more traditionally, in a commercial kitchen:
- Not every home or business needs a grease trap installation.
- Grease traps are long, rectangular boxes installed in the sewer line.
- These are generally installed for commercial kitchens – in fact, they are required for commercial kitchens. If you need grease trap installation in a facility, even your home-based business that is now being used as a commercial kitchen, contact us at Brandon Septic, and Sam or another member of our team can help with your grease trap installation.
- Grease traps help to filter out foods – but more especially fats/oils/greasy materials – that are extremely unwelcome in sewage and septic systems. Fats, oils, and various greases cause extreme issues with flow through the system, bacteria that naturally occurs and breaks down sludge, and eventual water and waste processing methods.
- Commercial kitchens have the tendency to create an excess of greasy waste that may make it into the water supply and therefore require grease trap installation.
- Any home that has a septic system could benefit from a grease trap, since grease is so detrimental to the entire septic system’s function. If grease is allowed down into a septic tank, then the tank’s bacteria will not be able to properly break down the sludge in the tank. This can lead to backup into a home, as well as sludge, causing issues with the tank draining properly to the leech field and even carrying sludge into pipes, which can then require new piping out to leech the system properly.