It is never good for the health of your entire plumbing system if you pour anything down the drain. If solid food has blocked your pipe call the garbage disposal plumbing services otherwise, kitchen maintenance will become a big challenge. In commercial settings like restaurants and cafes, fats, oils and grease often go down the drain which leads to blocking of pipe.

Grease, oils and fats will clog the main sewer line. This can also block other waterways in your restaurant. You can use grease traps to deal with grease, oils and fats. 

When you are installing your plumbing system, ask your plumber in Yatala to install grease traps. It is a device that traps greases and solids and doesn’t let them enter the wastewater disposal system. 

Only water enters the wastewater disposal system. The water is further processed in the septic tank treatment facility for reuse. 

How to choose a grease trap

Your plumber in Yatala will help you in choosing the right grease trap for your restaurant’s plumbing system. Consider the following factors before buying a commercial grease trap. 

Wastewater contents

Even when you don’t pour fats, oils and grease down the drain, wastewater in your kitchen is still likely to contain fats, oils and grease. Your filtering system may not filter bits of solid food. Wastewater can contain solids as well. So, consider the type and amount of solid waste present in the wastewater before choosing a grease trap.

Size of the trap

Find answers to the following questions to choose the right trap:

  • Are you a small restaurant near the outskirts of a town or do you serve hundreds of people every day? 
  • Are you going to expand your business in the near future?

If yours is a small restaurant and you don’t have any plan to expand in the near future, you can use a small to medium size grease trap or grease interceptor. If hundreds of customers book tables in your restaurant, choose a size that can accommodate fats, oils and grease in your restaurant. 

Type of the trap

Your plumber in Yatala can install a grease trap underground or it can be a free-standing unit. The right place to install a grease trap is under the sink. Grease traps are smaller units. On the other hand, grease interceptors are larger in size. This is the reason why grease interceptors are installed underground. If you want to use it as a free-standing unit, make sure that you have space outside the building. Therefore, the selection of type depends on the size of your business and the availability of space. 

Hydraulic Load

What is the maximum flow rate of wastewater in your commercial kitchen? Choose your grease trap or grease interceptor accordingly. If you are using a small grease trap or interceptor that cannot handle your hydraulic load, it will easily break down. Therefore, select the right type and size.

Number of meals per day

You need to know the number of meals per day to determine the volume of wastewater your restaurant produces. The volume of wastewater is an important factor to consider when choosing the size and type of grease trap or grease interceptor. Commercial plumbing systems are more complex than residential plumbing systems. So, let a plumber in Yatala take care of grease trap installation.