Grease Trap Maintenance: What You Need to Know

If you have a grease trap installed in your commercial kitchen, you should conduct proper maintenance if you don’t want to your sewer system to be compromised.

What are grease traps?

Grease traps or grease converter is a kind of plumbing device designed to intercept most greases and solids before they enter the wastewater disposal system. They reduce the amount of fats, oils and greases that enter the sewers, maintaining your piping system clog-free.

Since it collects most of the wastes, it’s highly recommended to have it regularly cleaned. It needs to cleaned out every three months or depending on how heavily it is used.

We at Microbialogic, will have to recommend our best performing grease trap treatment, the GTB 800. GTB 800 Grease Trap Treatment breaks down grease, paper and other organic matter that clogs grease traps, septic tanks, cesspools and their drainfields.

When applied to drains, it breaks down the grease, soap and other organic matter that can cling to pipe walls and buildup in pipe traps. Its unique, high potency formulations of cultured bacteria reactivate the beneficial bacterial action that maintains proper drain flow.

Use This Short Guide to Keep Your Grease Trap Clean.

GTB 800 Grease Trap Treatment also contains nutrients for proper bacterial growth and buffering agents to guard against harmful contaminants entering the system. GTB 800 is not a chemical and is safe to use in any plumbing fixture to treat all types of plumbing and septic systems.

What are the do’s and don’ts when handling your grease trap?

Do’s:
 Regular maintenance should be performed on grease traps.

 Use only safe and environmentally friendly grease trap treatments.

 Consult professionals during major problems.

Don’ts:
 Ignore grease trap problems. Delaying the necessary repair will only cause the problem to escalate.

 Use low quality products that can often make the problems worse.