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Grease Traps in Ontario, CA

Sweetwater Plumbing specializes in providing superior commercial plumbing services to restaurants throughout Ontario, CA and beyond. If you have a commercial kitchen, then you are likely well aware of just how much food waste that it generates—particularly fats, oils, and grease (known as FOG). FOG is a significant problem for commercial kitchens everywhere.

The best method to rid your commercial kitchen of FOG and any other cooking waste is by having a quality grease trap installed. Our staff installs and services grease traps throughout the community, so if you need grease trap services of any kind, give us a call today to schedule an appointment. Not only will we make sure that your kitchen runs as smoothly as possible, we offer free estimates, low prices, 24 hour services, and more!

How Does a Grease Trap Work?

A grease trap consists of a box installed in the sewer line leading from your commercial sinks. As food waste infiltrates the grease trap, FOG and any other buoyant material floats to the top of the trap. In the meantime, heavier solid waste sinks to the bottom, leaving only liquid waste to travel through the grease trap and continue on to the municipal sewer line.

Grease traps store solid and semi–solid waste until they are full, at which point they will need to be drained in order to keep functioning effectively. A grease trap is truly the best method to avoid serious issues that can occur with commercial sewer lines.

Do You Really Need a Grease Trap?

It may seem odd to you that FOG can create so much damage to your commercial plumbing system. After all, it’s in liquid form when it goes down your drain, right? Unfortunately, it doesn’t stay that way. As fats, oils, and grease cool, they begin to harden into a viscous, semi–solid substance, which sticks to the walls of your pipes and the sewer line.

If enough FOG is allowed to build up within your plumbing, you could be stuck with a completely blocked and restricted sewer line. At that point, you’ll have to have the whole water line cleaned out before you can resume using the kitchen. This is of course a huge hassle for restaurants as it can cause a significant business interruption. FOG can also build up in municipal sewer lines, which negatively impacts more than just your commercial kitchen. This problem is so pertinent that in many cities, it’s actually legally required for commercial kitchens to use grease traps.

We Offer Comprehensive Grease Trap Services

In order to install a grease trap, your building’s sewer line must be accessed. This is certainly not something you want to do on your own, nor is it a job you’d want to trust to an amateur. In order to be installed in accordance with municipal regulations, it’s vital that you contact professionals with extensive experience in this area, including the knowledge of how to comply with building codes and more.

Simply having a grease trap installed is only the start of the process. It will need to be emptied about every few months to continue functioning as it should. Without regular cleaning, the grease trap itself can clog up and you’ll be stuck with the same problems you had before installation. The team at Sweetwater Plumbing are experts at keeping grease traps in great working order. Let us handle all of your grease trap needs… give us a call today!

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