Commercial property owners have a lot on their hands. If you run or own a restaurant, diner or cafeteria, you know just how much costly equipment is needed in order to keep that kitchen up and running properly. One component of any commercial kitchen that commercial property owners cannot afford to overlook is the grease trap. The grease trap fully exemplifies an instance of something being a dirty job, but one that does in fact need doing. Read on to learn more about the operation of grease traps. Remember too to dial our number if you need any grease trap services in Vancouver, BC. Mr. Swirl The Friendly Plumber is more than happy to ensure that your grease trap is installed and serviced properly.
What Is a Grease Trap?
A grease trap is just what it sounds like: a device used to trap grease. A grease trap is integrated directly into a commercial plumbing system, typically at the point where the drain from the kitchen sink intersects with the wastewater disposal system at large. The idea is to remove the fats, oils and greases from the waste water before they can enter the sewer line on your property, and the municipal sewer system itself. These greases, fats and oils can congeal within a plumbing system, causing serious backups which can have seriously negative effects for a drainage or sewer system.
When operating properly, the solid food bits in the waste water will collect at the bottom of the grease trap. The fats, oils and greases in the water will collect at the top, while the relatively clean wastewater is then simply drained as normal. Because these materials build up over time, they must be periodically removed from the grease trap in order to prevent operational problems. If you have any questions regarding grease traps, or are wondering if you need one installed in your property, just give us a call today.