Drain and Sewer
Grease Trap Services in Twin Falls, ID
In a home, some amount of fats, oils, and grease will go down the kitchen drains. Too much of this can lead to layers of waxy build-up inside drain pipes, creating clogging risks. In food service establishments, such as restaurants and commercial kitchens, the problem is different because of the sheer volume of fats, oils, and grease that goes down the drains during a typical day. To intercept these large amounts of grease before they can enter the wastewater system requires the installation of a commercial grease trap—especially if the business uses a septic tank rather than connects to the municipal sewer system.
You can depend on Evans Plumbing Inc when it comes to handling your grease trap services in Twin Falls, ID and the Wood River, Magic Valley and Treasure Valley. We offer installation, repair, as well as the regular cleaning necessary to see that a grease trap does its job. With our assistance, you can keep your business running smoothly and out of danger of code violations. Call us today to learn more.
What Grease Traps Do
Grease traps, also known as grease interceptors and grease recovery devices, operate in a way similar to septic tanks: they separate out the various fats, oils, and grease from wastewater, letting them float to the top as a scum layer. The rest of the water moves down into the wastewater pipes and to the sewer system or septic tank, while microorganisms slowly break down the scum layer.
The principle function of a commercial grease trap is to prevent large volumes of fats, oils, and grease (collectively known as FOG) from entering the municipal sewer system and creating blockages and other issues. Sewer backups are a major problem in the U.S., and grease traps help prevent them. Almost all municipalities require that commercial kitchens have grease traps professionally installed. A business that uses a septic tank must also have a grease trap installed, or else FOG will overwhelm the septic system and creak unhygienic backups.
We Provide Grease Trap Maintenance and Repair
Along with taking care of putting in grease traps for local businesses, our plumber also handle the maintenance and cleaning they need on occasion. Although the scum layer naturally degrades from microorganisms, a grease trap can easily become clogged with excess grease entering it every day. Regular cleaning will keep clogs from happening, and you can schedule this with our commercial plumbers. If your grease trap breaks, you can have our experts repair it or have it replaced. (The latter is usually the better option.)
Full Commercial Grease Trap Services in the Twin Falls Area
Grease traps aren’t something pleasant to think about. But if you operate a restaurant, bar, cafeteria, or other commercial food service establishment, you must make sure that you have grease traps in place and working correctly.
This is where you can rely on Evans Plumbing Inc. We’ve been in the plumbing business serving Twin Falls, ID and throughout Southern Idaho for more than 40 years. We understand your commercial plumbing and how to see that it’s working the way it should. If you have a need for a grease trap installation, replacement, maintenance, or anything else, we’re the people to call. Evans Plumbing at Your Door.