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Grease Trap Installation is the Only Way to Deal with Foul FOG

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandFebruary 7th, 2017

FOG stands for fats, oils and grease generated in catering and restaurant environments while food is being prepared and cooked. Due to its tendency to congeal and separate from liquids, as well as its poor solubility, FOG needs active interception in the form of grease trap installation to prevent expensive environmental problems.

Grease Trap Installation is the Only Way to Deal with Foul FOG

Too much FOG in wastewater thickens in collection system pipes, decreasing their efficacy and increasing the need for costly, time-consuming and frequent pipe cleaning to keep things flowing smoothly. It might also necessitate the premature replacement of some pipes. The resultant bottlenecks and downtime in your kitchen will not only affect you financially, but they will compromise the ability of your employees to perform their normal duties.

grease trap installationGrease trap installation refers to a reservoir being built into the wastewater pipe, a short distance from the area where grease is produced. In the reservoir, there are baffles to retain the wastewater until the grease congeals and rises to the surface. It can then be removed and legally disposed of.

Sizes of grease traps range from small under-the-counter units, to very large units serving multiple cleaning points. Larger units that can handle a few thousand gallons of waste are often installed on a building’s exterior. The important things about grease trap installation are flow rate, capacity of the interceptor, and retention time to allow the wastewater to cool.

At Southeastern Septic LLC in Lakeland, FL, we offer top-quality residential and commercial septic services, including tank pumping and repair, new installations, sump pump replacement, green swamp inspections, real estate inspections, drain cleaning, and much more. Please contact us today for more information.