Grease traps can be effective in controlling fats, oil and grease (FOG). Proper maintenance will ensure separation and retention of FOG from waste water before it enters the sewer system.
FOG can have a detrimental impact not only on food service facilities, but to the environment as well. Once it enters the sewer lines, it cools, solidifies and sticks to the inside of the pipes, trapping food particles and other debris. FOG clogged lines can back sewage up to into your establishment and overflow out of manholes in parking lots and streets. The easiest way to solve this problem is to prevent FOG from entering the sewer system.
It is important to clean the grease trap regularly to prevent fats, oil and grease (FOG) from mixing with water that is discharged to the sewer. The minimum cleaning frequency required for the grease traps in food service facilities must be every 90 days. However, more frequent cleaning intervals may be necessary (every 30 to 60 days) to prevent from operating poorly and improperly.
MES, as an approved cleaning professional, provides servicing and cleaning of grease traps to ensure proper maintenance, safety and cleanliness in any food service facilities. FOG will be discharged via Municipality approved waste management facility and the grease traps will be cleaned up to the bare metal.