What is a Grease Trap?

Simply put, a grease trap is a receptacle that kitchen wastewater flows through before entering the sanitary sewer lines. This receptacle captures or “traps” grease. How? Grease, the industry term for animal fats and vegetable oils, is 10 to 15% less dense or lighter than water. Grease is also immiscible than water, which is to…

Best Practices for Restaurant Grease

Restaurant owners and managers should take note of best practices in maintaining their restaurant grease traps. The first step that restaurant and food service establishments should follow is to have proper grease control equipment installed. Grease control equipment is required because oils, fats and grease can cause major problems in the sewer system. In a…