Grease Trap Servicing
What does a grease trap do? And does the contraption smell? These are all valuable and necessary questions to consider when you venture to service the part. What the grease trap does is separate the wastewater from the FOG, also known as fats, oils and grease. Sulphuric gases present in the tank create the smell that can be associated with the trap. Installing grease interceptor to start the process of servicing is only one step, to rid the trap of unwanted sludge and clogs strong chemicals must be used. Grease traps in your septic tank system should be cleaned every one to three months to achieve optimal efficiency and reduce sludge build up.
Septic Grease Trap
Septic grease traps are necessary for the function of the septic tank. There is no way around having one if you are based on septic tank servicing. To maintain and keep your tank in proper working order your grease trap should be periodically serviced. Having a septic system that is free of sludge and grease will greatly improve the efficiency of the system. Calling the professional septic tank servicers in to complete this messy job is a great way to ensure that the task at hand is done properly and thoroughly, leaving you with the most efficient tank possible.
How Long In Between Cleanings?
A good rule of thumb is to maintain your grease trap cleanings scheduled every three months. The cleanings can be necessary every month to three months, working with your educated service person at STSBO, you will be able to decipher on a schedule that is best suited for the maintenance of your trap. If you have a non-septic grease trap and run a restaurant then you may be legally required to have your trap serviced every ninety days to maintain with standards for that industry.
What do you do with the collected FOG?
The important step of removing fats, oils and grease is done successfully with a grease inceptor to stop the FOG from entering a wastewater disposal system. The FOG that is removed should be disposed of properly and with the right cautionary systems. If the fats, oils and grease are not removed they can solidify when cooled and block your drainage system entirely. There are two types of grease that are collected from septic systems, brown and yellow. Brown grease is pumped into the grease truck and disposed of by the team at STSBO.
Outside Grease Trap
There are a few steps involved in servicing grease traps that are located outside. These steps are not always pretty and can involve mess and manual labor. Instead of worrying about taking care of this service yourself, you have the option to call STSBO to clean out your outdoor grease trap. Removing the lid from the trap can be tough; if you do not have a pry bar necessary to remove the apparatus then you get stuck on the first step.