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Emptying Grease Traps (Commercial)

If you own or manage a commercial kitchen, it is important to have a good understanding of your wastewater management system. One important component of this system is the grease trap. A grease trap is designed to trap fats, oils, and grease (FOG) that is present in wastewater. In this article, we will provide you with information on how grease traps work, why they are important, and how to properly maintain them.


What is a Grease Trap?

A grease trap is a plumbing device that is installed in commercial kitchens and other food preparation areas. Its main function is to capture FOG before it enters the sewer system. Grease traps come in various sizes, and the size you need will depend on your specific requirements.


How Does a Grease Trap Work?

When wastewater enters a grease trap, it cools down and solidifies the FOG. The FOG rises to the top of the grease trap, where it is stored until it is removed. The remaining wastewater flows out of the grease trap and into the sewer system.


Do I Need a Grease Trap?

In most cases, local authorities require commercial kitchens to have a grease trap installed. Failure to do so can lead to costly consequences such as Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs). SSOs occur when grease has solidified within the main sewer line and created a blockage. A grease trap is designed to prevent this from happening, making it an essential component of your wastewater management system.


How Do I Empty My Grease Trap?

Emptying your grease trap is important to ensure that it functions correctly. The team at West Wales Waste is fully qualified to service and empty your grease trap. We have a highly qualified team with connections to licensed treatment facilities who can legally dispose of your waste once we have collected it.


At West Wales Waste, we recommend that you schedule regular maintenance and emptying of your grease trap. This can help to prevent blockages and ensure that your wastewater management system is functioning correctly.


To book your grease trap emptying service or for more information, please call 01646 629089 or fill out our contact form. You can also email us at Stay updated with our latest services by visiting our Facebook page.


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