Fats, grease and oil from local food service and preparation facilities is a major problem for our local sewer system. The Division of Sanitary Sewers devotes many equipment and man hours to unstopping and cleaning manholes, pump stations and sewers lines clogged with grease.

Grease Trap Pumping:

Our professionally trained field service personnel use vacuum hoses to pump and clean inside and outside grease traps

Grease Trap Maintenance

Grease Traps are a part of the kitchen system that captures fat, oil and grease (FOG) from the wastewater flow. The FOG is stored in the trap, actually a tank, ranging from 10 gallons to 1,000 gallons or more depending on local plumbing code requirements. Small inside traps are usually located in the kitchen floor preparation areas or near dishwashers.

This type of grease trap requires frequent maintenance and is typically ineffective. Larger outside grease traps are usually located a few feet from the building exterior in parking, driveway or delivery areas. While outside grease traps are more effective, they also require periodic maintenance.

The grease trap works by slowing down the FOG and allowing it to cool. As the hot water cools, the FOG separates and floats to the top of the grease trap. The cooler water continues to flow down the pipe to the sewer. The FOG is actually trapped by “baffles”, there are several designs, preventing grease flowing out of the trap and into the municipal sewer system.