A grease trap is designed to remove solids and greases from wastewater. As water and grease enter the grease trap the velocity of the water is reduced, thus allowing the grease, which is lighter than water, to float to the surface and solids to settle to the bottom of the trap. The piping configuration allows the water to exit below the grease level thus providing a space for the grease to collect. View illustration of how a grease trap works.
Grease traps are effective means of grease removal if the trap is routinely pumped. If the grease accumulates above the maximum grease level, the grease will have no place to collect and will be carried off with the water into the city sewer or drain field.
If you are experiencing problems or have any questions regarding the grease trap pumping process or any of our services, call us and speak to one of our service representatives. We will be glad to answer your questions and help to suggest the best course of action for your specific needs.