What Grease Traps Do in Your Restaurant

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You’ve probably heard that it’s not a good idea to pour grease down your kitchen sink. But why is that the case? Grease is a common waste product from cooking or eating your favorite foods, and leftover food scraps often go down the drain depending on their size, so why should grease never go down there?

What Grease Traps Do in Your Restaurant

Grease can clog the city sewer lines and cause other problems down the line. It can also negatively affect water treatment facilities that help make sure the water you get out of your sink is free from contaminants that could hurt you. However, even if you take extra care to make sure no grease goes down your kitchen sinks, small amounts of grease can sometimes find their way down the drain, especially in a commercial restaurant kitchen. That’s where grease traps come in.

Grease traps help separate grease and grease-related products from the water that goes down your sink while preventing the grease from going down with the water. However, over time, these grease traps can get filled as more and more grease needs to be separated from the water going down the sink, so they often need to be cleaned or repaired if necessary.

First and foremost, it’s important for the wellbeing of your drainage system to make sure you aren’t putting grease down your sink, but it’s also important to make sure your grease trap is doing okay. We here at Marion Pumper are happy to check your restaurant’s grease traps and clean or repair them if necessary, so reach out to us today for your grease trap-related needs.