Pumping and Cleaning Your Grease Trap

Posted on: March 2nd, 2014 by admin No Comments

An inappropriately serviced grease trap/interceptor from restaurants or other food services is a significant problem for wastewater collection or sewer systems. Many towns in NJ have ordinances that require the regular cleaning and maintenance of your grease trap.

Did you know that some towns require that if a grinder/disposal is used it must be connected to the grease trap. Towns often discourage the use of disposals since it decreases the operational capacity of the grease trap and will require an increased pumping frequency to ensure continuous and effective operation.

FOGS (Fats, oils, grease, and solids) can solidify and congest the main pipeline that leads to the sewage.  Failing to properly manage grease traps/interceptors can lead to violations as well as cause your lines to clog, overflow and even release unpleasant odors.