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Friday, 5 April 2019
A Guide for Cleaning Grease Trap
Topic: Home Improvement
Grease traps if not cleaned daily can be the single biggest obstacle for commercial kitchens as well as restaurants and can clog your business. These traps are engineered for stopping oils, fats or grease (OFG) from entering the sewer lines. If left untreated OFG will cool down, solidifies and sticks to the inside of the pipes thereby trapping debris and food particles. With time, the solid mass will continue growing until it hinders the flow of wastewater and causes sewage to back up. The simplest way to solve this is to prevent OFG from entering the sewer system. Every four to six weeks the grease traps should be cleaned. Never clean the grease trap by yourself as you could be in a big problem, so opt for commercial grease trap cleaning ( www.draneranger.com/grease-traps ) services from a reputed company so that the waste is disposed of in the right way.

Cleaning Tools:

Shop Vacuum – For removing grease liquid and waste from the tank

Coveralls – A layer to cover the clothes from becoming dirty. If you do not need, then after cleaning throw your clothes.

Rubber Gloves – The job is messy, so you cannot avoid.

Scoop and Bucket – Used to remove liquids and sludge from the tank.

Gas Mask – You love your life, Right? So, please wear.

Wrench, Scraper, Crow Bar – Scraper for cleaning baffles and tank, crowbar for removing the lid and few grease trap lids need a wrench.

Parts of Grease Trap:

With a crowbar, the lids of grease trap are removed. Some lids are attached with bolts. The molded plastic trap lids snap off usually. Grease trap baffles help in separating the wastewater flow from the grease trap tank. Oils, fats, and grease are lighter than water and they rise to the top of the septic tank thereby allowing clean water to pass through the tap before entering the sanitary sewer.

Cleaning Process:

Commercial grease trap cleaning ( http://draneranger.com/services/ ) companies suggest that before cleaning the grease trap, one must for the water to cool inside the trap. Wait for ten minutes after the wastewater has been emptied from an automatic dishwasher or three-compartment sink. At the tank top, grease sludge is formed and this sludge must be removed from the top. It is common that the sludge will over two inches thick. Then the remaining contents of the trap must be removed and for this task, a shop vacuum will work best. After removing the grease liquids and sludge from the grease trap tank, with a scraper clean the baffles, sides and the lid. Make sure all the sludge from the outlets in the tank is removed. For testing whether the water is flowing smoothly to the grease trap, a gallon of clean cold water must be drained from the three-compartment sink. Check that the water is flowing through the trap. If the water is not flowing, then there is a blockage in intake pipes. Ask a plumber for removing the grease blockage. Put the sludge in the garbage bin.

Posted by brucem231 at 3:38 AM EDT

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