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Grease Trap FAQ’s

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What is a grease trap?

A grease trap is a device that wastewater flows through prior to entering the sanitary sewer system. As its name insinuates, the contraption “traps” fats, oils and grease (FOG), preventing it from flowing down the sewer line and clogging it. When the wastewater goes through the grease trap, the FOG rises to the surface floating on top of the water. The FOG is then trapped inside the grease trap while the rest of the sanitary water exits into the sewer line.

Why do I need a grease trap?

Without a grease trap installed in your kitchen, FOG can easily flow into sewer lines. When grease hardens and builds up in the line, it can cause a blockage. A blocked sewer line can result in overflows of wastewater. These sewer water overflows can flow into local bodies of water, contaminating them with harmful bacteria and pollutants. The overflows can also cause damage to properties and homes.

What if I do not have a grease trap?

If you do not have a grease trap installed in your kitchen, FOG will eventually cause a clogged sewer line in your restaurant. The clogged line can then cause maintenance problems in wastewater collection lines throughout the area. If this occurs and your business is found to be the cause of the sewer problem, you can be charged for the repair and maintenance costs of the sewer line system. These charges can add up fast, being rather expensive. You also can be charged or penalized for not being compliant with local, state or federal regulations.

What should I do if I need a grease trap installed, replaced or repaired?

The answer to this question is rather simple. You can call Ace Grease Service, Inc. at 800-473-2733. We can install grease traps of all sizes. We also repair over 200 grease traps each year. We will come to your location to assess your broken trap. If we cannot repair it, we will install a new one. And we will provide you with a detailed plan so that you can rest assured that you will have a fully functioning grease trap in no time. Did you know that we also clean grease traps? We will work with you to create a routine schedule to come inspect and clean your grease trap! Don't wait, give us a call today!