Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 by Ellen Cagnassola
Commercial drain cleaning is a growing part of our business in central New Jersey. We have serviced many local restaurants, churches, nail salons, and housing developments. Disposing of grease and other organic and non organic items will eventually cause a back up. Restaurants are especially susceptible to this problem due to the volume of grease.
A grease trap is a plumbing device designed to stop grease and solids before they enter a wastewater system. Wastewater contains small amounts of oils which enter into the septic tanks and treatment facilities and form a floating scum layer. This scum (as seen in above photo) is very slowly digested and broken down by microorganisms in the anaerobic digestion process. The large amounts of oil from food preparation in restaurants can overwhelm a septic tank or treatment facility, causing release of untreated sewage into the environment. Fats and cooking grease such as lard solidify when cooled, can combine with other disposed solids that block drain pipes.
Grease traps have been used since Victorian days, Nathaniel Whiting obtained the first patent in the late 1800's. The traps reduce the amount of fats, oils and greases that enter sewers. They comprise boxes within the drain run that flows between the sinks in a kitchen and the sewer system. They only have kitchen waste water flowing through them, and do not serve any other drainage system, such as toilets. They can be made from many different materials, such as stainless steel, plastics, concrete & cast iron. They can be located above ground, below ground, inside the kitchen or outside the building.
Whether you need a commercial drain cleaning or residential we can offer you this service. If your drains are slow or backing up give us a call 1-844-884-5409 or fill out our free estimate form today!
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