Are grease traps needed?

Grease traps are necessary for a commercial kitchen. Commercial kitchens can be found in mobile food facilities, nursing homes, hotels, churches, hospitals, restaurants, and so on.

Stopping FOG!

Grease traps help prevent fats, oils, and grease (FOG) from flowing out with wastewater into the sanitary sewer system. While these traps are required in nearly all commercial kitchens, there is much more to controlling FOG. By controlling fats, oils, and grease in your commercial kitchen, you will be able to minimize the possibility of:

•Enforcement action by local authorities due to violations ordinances.

•Getting several testing requirements imposed due to a history of violations.

•Chargebacks for repairs to sewer pipes attributed to your FOG, or surcharges from your local sewer authority.

•Lawsuits from the public or workers exposed to raw sewage during backup.

•Lawsuits from nearby businesses over sewer problems caused by your negligence.

•Losing revenue to emergency shutdowns caused by sewage backups and expensive bills for plumbing and property repairs.


Tips for progress.

In our upcoming blogs, we will discuss 11 tips to control grease in your commercial kitchen and help with restaurant cleaning.

Clean Your Grease Trap on a Regular Basis.

Ensure your grease trap is in tiptop condition will allow it to function efficiently. To get started with the cleaning routine, consult the trap’s manufacturer. This will help you get recommendations on how best to clean the grease trap. If you find the cleaning routine daunting, you can always hire a competent grease trap cleaning company to do it for you. Here at we specialize in offering you a complete grease trap service including regular treatment and cleans to take the stress out of grease trap maintenance.

Stay tuned for our following blog which will consider several more practical tips which can reduce the amount of FOG in your busy kitchen.