How a Malfunctioning Grease Trap Can Impact Your Business

If you have a grease trap at your business, you must take care of it. Without proper maintenance, a grease trap can malfunction, and disaster can ensue. Here’s how a malfunctioning grease trap can impact your business.

 

What is a Grease Trap?

A grease trap is a part of your business’s plumbing. It filters out grease and oil that can sometimes clog other plumbing components. When there is a blockage anywhere on the sewer line or your system, your business will no longer be able to function properly.

 

How does a Grease Trap work?

In simple terms, a grease trap works by slowing the flow of warm or hot greasy water and allows it to cool down. As the water temperature lowers, the grease and oil separate and floats to the top of the trap.

 

How should a Grease Trap be maintained?

All grease trap maintenance should be left to professionals. When your grease trap is cleaned, an expert tech will remove the lid, eliminate the top layer and clean them thoroughly. Then, the bottom of the trap will be cleaned. The bypass vents are then cleaned with flexible wire. It will then be put back together and checked to be sure it’s functioning correctly.

 

What happens if a grease trap is not maintained?

A grease trap can malfunction if not properly cleaned and maintained regularly. A dirty grease trap can smell terrible, which could be disastrous for your business. A bad odor could be the least of your problems if your grease trap causes a backup in your entire system. A sewage or septic backup could be toxic to your employees and customers, not to mention extremely expensive.

 

To keep your grease trap working properly, call the experts at Affordable Pumping Services for regular cleaning and inspections.