Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Big Tanks for Big Places

Even with just a few people using your septic system, tanks can become full after a few short years. Consider a larger tank that can accommodate more people and will need pumping less frequently.  

Monday, 23 March 2015

It’s ‘Fix A Leak Week’: 6 Things To Know About Household Leaks

Did you know that the average American household ends up wasting 10,000 gallons of water each year? According to the more

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Plumbing and Heating Nightmares

Every time we see PVC piping gone crazy we wonder, was it poor planning, or poor execution? Either way, these results are more something Mario the more

Grease Trap Service Frequency

A grease trap is an important component to any food service business, particularly those that use an excess amount of grease during food preparation. Without proper servicing, fats, oils and grease can leak into the sewer system and create blockages that are expensive and time consuming to fix. You can schedule maintenance of your grease trap according to two methods: time frame and capacity limit.

Time Frame:

Some cities and counties have specific laws concerning how frequently you have your grease trap serviced. This can range between 1-3 months. By working with your plumber or drainage company, you can decide what time interval would be right for you and your business. Once your grease trap is installed and your business is up and running, the company can come in and perform frequent inspections to gain a good idea of how much excess oils and fats you're accumulating in the grease trap. From there, you can devise a consistent servicing schedule.

Capacity Limit:

The maximum volume in grease traps vary, though surprisingly you do not want the contents of your grease trap to exceed 25%. There’s a greater likelihood of food solids and oil leaking into your drainage system when the grease receptacle is full.If your menu or food prep routines are inconsistent, you could base your servicing schedule around the trap's capacity limit instead of a strict time frame. You may find that sometimes, you're reaching that 25% much faster than others, and therefore need it serviced more frequently.

Where You Should Start:

Before doing anything else, touch base with specialists in grease trap installation and maintenance. These experts can assist you in choosing a grease trap that has a good volume capacity for your business, and they'll help you create a maintenance schedule early on to avoid any future problems.

For more information on grease trap cleaning in Santa Cruz, visit this website.