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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Why Do You Install Grease Trap Separator in Commercial Kitchens?

Commercial kitchens are required to have a grease trap separator to keep fat, oil and grease – collectively known by acronym, FOG out of the sewer system. In fact, coagulated grease is responsible for millions, thousands of sewer blockages around the world; which is quite expensive to clear and makes sewer systems more costly to operate. 

If you own a restaurant business, you find your existing grease trap separator corroded or degraded so much that it no longer works. Or maybe you’ve installed new menu items or renovated the entire kitchen and need an additional grease trap in stay in compliance or maybe your kitchen staff has been claiming for something that’s quite easier to clean and maintain. 

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Whatever the reason, you need to do a little research before buying another piece of equipment just like the one you’re replacing. Though grease traps have been in use for more than a few years, the technology has upgraded and there are huge availability of more alternatives on the market. 

Why Do You Consider Installation of Grease Trap Separators –
  • The large scale commercial food operations have one of the most common byproducts, the liquid food waste. This waste materials include vegetable and animal fats, grease and oil. If it’s left untreated, these FOG drain into the sewer system, where they accumulate and cause massive sewer backups eventually.
  • The sewer backups can offer severe impact on public infrastructure; which can be a bit expensive and time consuming to repair. In fact, the untreated restaurant discharge, known as effluent can cause problems in municipal wastewater treatment facilities.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency mandates the pretreatment of liquid waste material before discharging into municipal sewer systems. The main aim is to remove FOG from the effluent to keep the sewer lines unimpeded and flowing freely. Hence, installation of grease removal systems like grease interceptors and grease trap separators should be considered for this purpose.
  • Usually grease trap interceptors are installed after the kitchen drains; but before the sewer lines. However, the contents of the drain are collected in the grease separator. As long as they are not blended, FOG don’t mix well with water. Being heavier than water, they can separate and float easily to the surface where they accumulate and are removed periodically by a skimmer. Then, the FOG-free wastewater will be discharged into the sewer system and the accumulated grease can be recycled for use as bio-diesel fuel.
Conclusion –

Grease interceptors can be chosen for installation in a variety of circumstance. Moreover, a higher water table may precipitate the requirement for outdoor installation. On the other hand, limited outdoor space can need the interceptor to be installed below the sewer system, with the addition of a pump system to pump out water to the sewer system. 

Hence, it’s highly suggested to consider professional grease trap installation with Allied/ All-City Inc. and separate and congeal the grease from the wastewater successfully. No matter whether it’s a new installation or repair, Allied/All-City Inc. can help you out! For immediate availability, get in touch with us today and schedule your grease traps separator installation anytime!

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