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Do I Need a Grease Trap in My Commercial Property?

When you own and operate a commercial property, regardless of what type of business you may be in, you have to understand that its plumbing system is going to be hit a lot harder than a residential plumbing system would be. That is why you must work with skilled commercial plumbers, and ensure that your system is designed and installed with this level of use in mind. It is for this reason, too, that you may find yourself in need of plumbing components that you would never really need at home. One such component is the grease trap, or grease interceptor. Read on, and schedule any necessary grease trap services in Bloomington, IL with a member of our team.

What Is a Grease Trap?

A grease trap is a fairly straightforward piece of equipment. In a commercial kitchen, a lot of oils, grease, and fats will make their way down the drain. It’s just the nature of operating a kitchen at this volume. In order to prevent the grease and fats from clogging up your drain and sewer system, though, as well as negatively impacting the plumbing in your surrounding community, a grease trap can be used. In fact, they are required by certain codes in most places, and failure to comply with these codes will lead to issues of its own.

The grease trap acts almost like a mini septic tank. Heavy food solids will sink to the bottom of the grease trap, while fats, oils, and grease, which are lighter than water, will float to the top. This leaves the wastewater alone able to exit the grease trap and to make its way out into your sewer system. As you can imagine, you will have to do something to address the materials left behind, which is why you’ll have to schedule regular grease trap pumping with a qualified party.

Be sure to schedule your grease trap services with Pipeworks Inc.


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