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Why do we need grease traps?

Why food operators need a grease trap

All commercial sinks no matter how small, produce FOG (fats, oils & grease). As waste water cools in busy plumbing systems the FOG (fats, oils & grease) hardens and causes blockages, malodours and costly downtime. In addition, Section 16(1) of the Public Health Act 18900, requires all Food Operators to restrict FOG (fats, oils & grease) from entering public sewers and drains. This is achieved by installing an approved grease interceptor (or trap) which prevents FOG (fats, oils & grease) from entering the sewer.

As a food operator, what can you do?

Choose the correct grease trap! This is the biggest factor to keeping you compliant with the above regulations. As waste water enters our BIOTRAP® the internal (stainless steel) baffles reduce the flow allowing the water to cool quickly. FOG then rises to the surface of the trap and solidifies which food particles sink to the bottom. Waste water with the FOG removed, can then safely enter the public sewer. Our BIOTRAP® ensures that you as a food operator are legally covered and compliant with all the current regulations. Are there other factors you should be considering when buying a grease trap?

Design, installation and Maintenance

All grease traps must be sized, manufactured and installed in strict accordance with I.S. EN 1825 Parts 1 & 2 EN 1825 parts 1 & 2. Correctly sizing a grease trap requires an extensive survey of the food service establishment to determine flow rates, covers per day, water tea apertures etc. We, at taylormade offer a free nationwide sizing service and will ensure your new BIOTRAP® is installed and maintained to the highest industry standards. Because every BIOTRAP® is made to order, the unit is fabricated to fit almost anywhere- above or below ground, internal or external. BIOTRAP

Your responsibility as a food operator..

Get a maintenance plan for your grease trap. Our preventative maintenance plans keep busy plumbing systems working like new and ensures our valued clients are compliant with Local Authority and Irish Water regulations. Monthly service visits allows us to closely monitor the performance and volume of each grease trap and ensure it is emptied before reaching full capacity. Local authority inspectors have easy access to all maintenance records, inspection records and waste disposal certificates which are safely stored onsite in the customers compliance manual (and online).