Omega offers the following services for your grease trap
We always provide
documentation of service and inspection for your records.
is a Grease Trap or Grease Interceptor?
A grease trap or grease interceptor is a receptacle located
between the restaurant drain lines and either the municipal
sewer system or septic system. It allows for the separation and collection of fats,
oils and greases (FOG) from the used water, preventing such
materials from entering the municipal sewer system or septic
Grease traps slow down the flow of water coming from drains,
allowing the water/ grease time to cool. This cooling causes
the grease to coagulate and float to the top separating from
the water while other, heavier solids, fall to the bottom of
the trap. The remaining water is free to pass through on to
the city sewer lines or septic system.
to Locate It
grease trap can either be located outside or inside of the establishment. Typically, large restaurants or school
kitchens will have their grease trap
located outside of the facility, usually in the ground.
Facilities with smaller traps can usually house theirs
indoors, typically under the sink or wash basin.
is a Grease Trap Important?
grease, and oils easily clog municipal sewer systems and
destroy private on-site septic systems, so local governments require
commercial kitchens to install a grease trap of varying size
depending upon the facility's waste output. Most municipalities will have a
minimum amount of fats, oils, and grease they deem acceptable in
the water leaving an establishment. If these minimums are
exceeded, fines can be imposed.
Does Grease Trap Pumping Include?
Omega trucks carry 200 feet of hose to reach grease traps,
though additional hose is available if needed. It is our
standard procedure to clean and rinse* both compartments of
the tank, as we practice environmentally safe work habits. The
customer is informed of any concern regarding the grease trap
condition, safety problems, and potential future issues to be
- Expose the lid(s) of
the grease trap. Pump contents of both the solid and
liquid compartments and rinse* with water.
- Inspect the condition
of the grease trap walls, floor, top, and lids for
deterioration and ensure that both solid and liquid
baffles are in place.
- Place the lid(s) back
on the grease trap.
* In order to rinse
the trap, water must be available within 50 feet of the work
Often Should The Grease Trap Be Pumped?
In order to determine
how often to have the grease trap pumped, consult
the governing municipality. Typically, every 60-90 days,
they require a receipt in order to prove that the grease trap
has been pumped and is not allowing grease into the sewer
your grease trap as specified by the governing municipality
- keeps the solid waste
inside the trap to a minimum, reducing the possibility of
any fats, oils, and grease clogging the lines, and
eventually causing system failure.
- provides the longest
possible lifespan of the system, as the trap is inspected
and evaluated while pumping.
- avoids costly future
- avoids costly fines
from the governing municipality
all grease traps will clog if the waste is not removed
regularly. Call Alpha Omega to establish a schedule for
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