Fats, oils and greases (FOG), which are up to 15% less dense than water, rise to the top of the trap where they accumulate. Food debris will sink to the bottom and the remaining water is then able to flow out to the sanitary sewer.
Grease traps or interceptors need to be serviced and cleaned regularly to operate at peak efficiency and to avoid clogs and pipe damage.
Grease traps can be found in apartment buildings and most commonly restaurant kitchens. Plumbtech can provide a schedule of routine service and maintenance for both above or below ground grease traps.
Grease traps have were invented during the late 1800s during the Victorian era when Nathaniel Whiting first patented his grease trap design. Before that grease and food waste flowed down through sinks into the sewage system causing frequent clogs.
Grease traps are used in situations where there is low water pressure. They need to be emptied and cleaned regularly and are usually installed under a sink and/or dishwasher.
Grease Interceptors are most often used in larger commercial kitchens that have a high flow pressure rate.
These units use a skimming blade to remove the grease, which then deposits into an external container for removal.
We have been providing area customers with high-quality workmanship and peace of mind for over 30 years.
We offer service and pumpwork, certified backflow installation and testing, drain services and video drain inspection.
We can take care of your basic plumbing needs any time you need with our 24-hour emergency service available.
We have the best customer service with friendly and courteous plumbers who have impeccable product knowledge.
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A province-wide emergency brake is in effect as of Saturday, April 3, at 12:01 a.m. As an essential service, Plumbtech Plumbing is always available to assist you with your plumbing needs.