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How to Keep Foreign Objects Out of Your Grease Trap


iStock_000005789772LargeYour grease trap has the important job of preventing fats, oils, and grease (FOG) from clogging up your drain lines and septic system. When the trap malfunctions, the result is messy backups and foul odors. It’s important to keep up with the maintenance of your trap to avoid FOG issues and to stay compliant with health regulations.

One great way to keep foreign objects out of your grease trap is by using strainers in your sink. Strainers are inexpensive and simple to use, and they are great at stopping food or other solid materials from flowing down the drain and into your trap. However, even with strainers, you need a professional to completely clean out your grease trap. Wind River Environmental employs a thorough 14-point inspection process that includes completely removing and cleaning baffles and draining out the dirty water. Watch out for companies that merely skim grease off the top and do nothing to ensure the rest of the trap is equipped to perform well. Contact Us if you’d like for our guys to evaluate your wastewater use and design a customized grease trap maintenance plan to maximize the productivity of your kitchen.