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Keep Your Pipes Clean With Proper Food Waste Disposal

If you have a restaurant or another company that is in the food service industry you are surely well aware that grease traps need to be maintained regularly or else they can start causing you some problems. Many things go down the drain and this can lead to things like clogging the plumbing in your building leading to the water not being able to flow through.

Clogging and Water Backing Up With Grease Traps
The plumbing in your building can get clogged up and lead to water backing up, but the sewer lines around and near your building can also suffer clogs and this can lead to other area businesses and area residents also being affected and not being able to drain bathtubs or sinks, and not being able to flush their toilets, according to EdenFlo. Area businesses and homes can also experience flooding when sewer lines back up, causing raw sewage to flow into the house or building causing significant damage and posing potential health issues. If your building is affected by a sewer line backing up, you will need to immediately shut down until the mess is completely cleaned up, the building sanitized and disinfected, and the offending line fixed and this can cost you a significant amount of money.

Preventing Problems With Grease Traps and Pipes
Preventative maintenance is key is keeping your pipes and lines flowing smoothly. You will have to have grease traps put in to help prevent how much grease is able to get into the drain and the lines and these are able to intercept the majority of the grease, but you still need to keep an eye on things to ensure that your lines are patent and not at risk for becoming clogged.

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Cleaning Your Grease Trap

Restaurants, cafeterias, and fast food chains usually have efficient plumbing systems that allow easy disposal of waste products. However, the excessive amount of oil and grease that come from all the frying, dish washing and cleaning can clog up the drain and hinder the flow of wastes in the plumbing system.

A Social Responsibility
When hardened grease and oil obstruct water flow in the drainage system, the whole municipal sewer could get affected. Clogged drains block water from flowing freely. With water stuck within the system, the possibility of flooding or sewage backup is higher. This creates a domino effect—when one system is congested, all the others are likely to follow.

Many homes and businesses are going to be affected, which means everyone else will have to clean up their drainage systems. That does not only cost a lot of money, but it brings a lot of headache as well. Food establishments should have an efficient grease trap installed within their business premises to ensure that sewer lines are not plugged. A grease trap is a chambered box that filters out oil and grease. Ensuring that all plumbing lines are clear is a social responsibility that everyone must share to prevent nuisances from happening.

Grease Trap Installation and Cleaning Frequency
All food establishments are required to have grease traps installed within their premises. Households and businesses with Waste Discharge Permits are exempted from the rule.

The size of the grease trap of interceptor varies according to the discharge rate of each establishment. Automatic dishwashers, exhaust hoods and pre-rinse sinks can all be connected to a grease trap to prevent blubber from blocking the drainage pipes.

The number of clean-outs required depends on how big the interceptor is. A 75-gallon grease trap should be cleaned every two weeks. Although a bigger grease interceptor is more expensive, it makes sense to install a sizable one to catch all grease from the kitchen.