Baffles in grease traps and grease interceptors are usually metal slabs or grates that have holes or openings through which the water and other liquid can pass through. Grease and fats are solid and don’t mix with water, and they are lighter than water, so they float at the top of the liquid within the grease trap or grease interceptor. They become lodged in the baffles and stay there until they can be removed. This allows the water and other waste liquid to flow through the grease trap and grease interceptor and through the waste water piping without containing oils, fats, and grease that can clog and cause blockages within the grease traps.
Also known as: grease trap strainer, grease trap basket, T-baffles, straining baffles, grease interceptor basket, grease interceptor strainer
commercial grease interceptor services
Commercial buildings such as restaurants, processing plants, food packaging plants, and more often have commercial-grade grease interceptors as part of their FOG (fat, oil, and grease) filtration systems. These systems need regular cleaning and servicing to remove grease build-up and keep them functioning well. Grease interceptor cleaning services can provide grease removal, interceptor cleaning, routine maintenance, repairs, and more. Since grease interceptors are below ground and require professional pumping and cleaning, most commercial buildings and restaurants have a grease trap cleaning company they regularly rely on for these services.
Also known as: restaurant grease interceptor cleaning, restaurant grease interceptor installation and repairs, grease interceptor maintenance
commercial grease trap services
Like with grease interceptors in commercial buildings like restaurants, hospitals, food service locations, food preparation plants and other commercial and industrial buildings that have a high concentration of fat, oil, and grease leaving their buildings via their water plumbing systems, many similar buildings also have grease traps installed beneath their kitchen sinks or the location where most of the fats and grease enter the water system. These grease traps have to be cleaned out more often than the underground grease interceptors, but it is easier for employees to monitor these systems from inside the business, restaurant, or commercial building.
Also known as: commercial building grease trap cleaning, commercial grease trap installation, commercial grease trap repairs, restaurant grease trap emptying
When referring to grease trap and grease interceptor services, FOG refers to fat, oil, and grease, the three main components caught by grease traps and grease interceptors. FOG (fats, oils, and grease) present in waste water runs through the grease trap system and gets caught in the baffles or filtration system before the water exits the building through the waste water main. This helps prevent pipes and water systems from becoming clogged with grease and fats, and it keeps fats and oils from coagulating in the septic system or sewer system tied to the home or business.
Also known as: fat, oil, and grease; fats, oils, and grease
Grease interceptors are large containers located underground near restaurants, factories, production plants, and other locations were a large quantity of grease, fat, and oil is produced or created as a byproduct. Grease interceptors are buried within excavated trenches with cement footings and are accessed via manhole or other large covers. The must be inspected, cleaned, and maintained by specialty grease removal companies and grease haulers with the right pumps, hoses, and other equipment to do the job.
Also known as: FOG interceptor, grease and fat interceptor, underground grease trap
Grease traps are smaller than grease interceptors and are installed in a building near the location of the grease production area (usually a kitchen). They are easily monitored by employees or staff of the restaurant or commercial building, and they are more easily cleaned.
Also known as: fat trap, oil trap, FOG trap, grease converter, grease recovery device, grease removal units, grease separator
grease interceptor installation services
Grease interceptors have a much more invasive installation process than do grease traps. While grease traps are located in the building, grease interceptors are installed in a trench with concrete footing outside of the building, between the building and the main water waste line. This means that restaurants, industrial buildings, and other commercial buildings with grease interceptors must hire a licensed, knowledgeable contractor who is able to provide the necessary trenching, concrete, and installation of the grease interceptor.
Also known as: grease interceptor installation, install new grease interceptor
grease trap installation
Homes and businesses that have never before had a grease trap or that need a new grease trap installed (grease trap replacement) should rely on a professional grease trap installation expert. This may be a plumber or another contractor who is well-versed in plumbing and plumbing systems, since grease traps are installed into the piping, particularly the kitchen area plumbing of sinks or near areas where grease is prone to entering the waste water line.
Also known as: grease trap installer, grease trap reinstallation, grease trap replacement services
grease trap maintenance
Grease trap maintenance can include cleaning the actual grease trap and maintaining the components of the system. It may also include jetting or clearing the attached water lines leading into and out of the grease trap.
Also known as: grease trap service
grease trap pumping/grease interceptor pumping
Professionals who pump the fat, oil, grease, and waste water from grease traps and grease interceptors offer grease trap pumping and grease interceptor pumping services for homes and businesses. These professionals should be licensed and insured, and they should have vacuum systems that allow them to completely pump and remove all of the waste from grease traps and interceptors.
Also known as: grease removal, grease interceptor pumping services
kitchen grease trap installation and cleaning
Grease traps can be installed in commercial and residential kitchens to prevent grease, oil, and fat from getting into water pipes and creating clogs, slow drainage, and even water backups. These grease traps are usually installed under kitchen sinks or other areas where grease and fats enter the waste water pipes.
Also known as: grease traps, grease trap installation
restaurant grease trap cleaning and service
Restaurants are one of the main businesses where grease traps and grease interceptors are installed. That’s because many restaurants and food service kitchens have an excess of grease, fats, and oils that enter the waste water pipes and can cause blockages and sink backups. Most grease trap cleaning companies regularly service restaurant grease traps and grease interceptors, offering installation, cleaning, maintenance, repairs, and other service.
Also known as: food service grease traps, restaurant grease interceptor cleaning, food production grease trap cleaning service
septic grease trap service
Grease traps can be installed in the piping before waste water reaches the septic tank, septic system, or sewer system exit. This prevents grease and fats from getting into septic systems and septic tanks or sewers, where it may collect in sheets and balls and create problems for water flow and emptying.
Also known as: septic grease interceptors, septic tank grease removal
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