Grease Trap: Best Practices and Benefits

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Grease traps are a necessary and beneficial part of many kitchens. Their many benefits make them an important part of many businesses and homes. Grease traps help keep unwanted and problematic fats, oils, and grease from entering your water lines. They help to keep your drains from becoming clogged and help to protect the environment. But they can only function properly when properly taken care of. Some grease trap best practices to follow are:

  • Dispose of Extra Food – When doing dishes, be sure to scape all excess food into the trash. Do not let it go down the drain. This will help to keep your grease traps from quickly filling up.

Grease Trap: Best Practices and Benefits

  • Regular Cleaning – It is vital that you regularly clean your grease traps. When the trap is ¼ of the way full you will want to empty it. Allowing your grease trap to operate above the ¼ fill line will diminish your grease trap’s effectiveness.
  • Cooking Oil Recycling – Do not dump your used cooking oil down the drain. Instead try recycling it into sustainable biofuel.

Your grease trap is an important part of your kitchen. It requires very little maintenance, but the maintenance that it does require is vital to the function of your kitchen. By following these best practices, you will help to ensure the long life of your grease trap and the full function of your kitchen. If you find yourself needing grease trap repair, maintenance, or cleaning please give us a call at Degler Waste Services.