Grease traps are vital for managing the waste output of any commercial kitchen. When working effectively, grease traps separate fats, oils, and grease (FOG) as well as solid waste from wastewater as it passes through the grease trap. FOG and solid waste are then collected and stored in the grease trap tank.
This allows the wastewater to flow unobstructed from your kitchen sink, dishwasher, or floor drain into your local sewer system with minimal contamination from any food waste.
If a grease trap tank is not regularly cleaned, however, FOG and solid waste will start to pile up, minimizing the effectiveness of your grease trap. While a small amount of oil might not cause any immediately noticeable problems, FOG buildup can cause major and potentially costly issues, especially if ignored.
Some of the issues caused by excess FOG buildup include: