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Grease Trap Construction – The Complete Guide

Grease trap construction is an area a lot of people are unsure about. They are aware of the importance of a grease trap; how it can prevent blockages and keep businesses in business, but, they are not sure regarding how a grease interceptor actually works. If this sounds familiar, read on.

So, let’s look at the make-up of grease traps and how they work in greater detail. With a grease trap, wastewater enters the traps from sinks and dishwashers. The grease interceptor tank acts as a reservoir – it holds the food solids and the wastewater that enters the trap. Once the wastewater starts to cool down, the food solids will settle and the grease, oil and fat will harden. As fat, oil and grease are lighter than water, it will float to the top of the grease trap. As a result, the wastewater is forced out of the bottom of the grease interceptor, into the drainage system. The food solids, fats, grease and oils remain in the tank. As the tank gets fuller, you will, of course, need to empty it. It will also need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Despite the fact that grease interceptors are designed to stop grease, fat and oils from entering the sewage system, this does not mean that you should simply chuck buckets of cooking oil down the sink. You still need to implement an effective policy for getting rid of food waste at your business. The grease trap will then make sure that none of the leftover waste ends up in the pipes, where it can cause severe damage and blockages.

Now you know the ins and outs of grease trap construction; the next step is to find a company that provides such expert drainage solutions. Luckily, you don’t need to search far; Environmental Drain Services Ltd has everything you need. Find out more by heading to our website: http://www.eds.uk.com. Alternatively, call 01202 821340.

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