Grease Traps: How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes

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Grease traps do exactly as their name describes: they work to trap grease and help ensure that the grease does not enter the wastewater disposal system.  Grease traps are very common in the food service industry and are especially helpful in large industrial kitchens where there are a number of different water lines from sinks, dishwashers, refrigerators and more.  If you run a business that uses grease traps, keep reading below to learn how to avoid some common mistakes.

Grease Traps: How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes

  • Not doing enough research before purchasing grease traps: A common mistake made by many business owners is not researching grease traps enough before purchasing.  Be sure to consider your business size, what grease trap material is best for your business, where you plan to keep your grease trap, and what grease trap features are important to you.
  • Poor quality installation: Another common mistake is not hiring an experienced professional to install your grease traps. Grease trapes are highly specialized pieces of plumbing equipment and should only be trusted to highly skilled professionals.
  • Lacking on regular maintenance and cleaning: Grease traps are messy and require regular maintenance and cleaning. Do not get lazy with your grease traps, and either plan to clean and maintain them yourself, or hire a professional to do it for you.

If you are in the market for an installation, cleaning and/or maintenance for your grease traps, check us out at Degler Waste Services. We look forward to hearing from you!