Environment conscious entrepreneurs have started advocating the use of innovative mechanisms such as the grease trap to reduce the carbon footprint of their business on the environment. You can also use this mechanism at your own homes to reduce the chances of a failed sewage system in case of improper waste disposal.
What is a grease trap?
It is basically a receptacle, which is built right between the drain lines of your business or home and the sewer system lines of your area. The receptacle is designed to separate the FOGs (fats, oils and grease) from the water and collect them separately. This way these elements do not pass on to the sewage system. Businesses can install bigger traps outside of the buildings while homes can have smaller traps installed indoors.
Maintenance tips for grease traps
It is important to constantly monitor the levels of FOGs collected within the trap at certain specific periods. The State and local Government bodies have strict ordinances on the safe ways of disposal of such pollutants and you must adhere to these codes.
- A bacteria additive – this is a premier way that most businesses, restaurants, and even school kitchens can reduce their FOG impact on the grease traps. Mixing a bacteria additive to the organic waste before disposal can help breakdown the FOGs more effectively thus reducing their overall content in the trap.
- A bacteria block – these are slowly dissolving blocks of bacteria additives that can be suspended in a submerged state within the pipelines. The additives in this case keep mixing with the waste consistently, making sure of proper breakdown of the FOGs
- Professional recycler – you can also hire a professional recycler or waste pumper to help with the regular grease trap cleaning of our homes or offices. These professionals would also monitor the levels of FOGs over significant periods and advice you on how to improve the performance of your mechanism.