Grease Traps: Why are they needed?

Grease Traps

What are Grease Traps?

A grease trap from all external views is little more than a series of manholes in the parking lot of a restaurant. Cities and municipalities almost always require restaurants and cafeteria’s to have one installed in between the buildings drain system and the municipal sewer system.

Why? Grease is normally broken down through

FOG, Fats Oils and Grease are devoured naturally by bacteria

anaerobic digestion by micro-organisms and bacteria. However, a restaurant that produces a large volume of FOG (Fats Oils and Grease) outpaces the speed and ability of the microorganism’s to carry out their function. Theses Fats Oils and Grease congeal in the septic system and cause the septic system to backup. This creates a public health threat as sewage that backs-up and floods parking lots and buildings create an unsanitary environment, especially for a restaurant that prepares food for the public.

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