Grease Traps

To maintain an efficient grease trap, consistent maintenance is key.

Grease Trap Pumping

A grease trap is a device that is installed inside the building or under the sink to separate and retain grease and solid materials from the waste stream while allowing the balance of the liquid waste to discharge to the wastewater collection system by gravity. Baffles in the grease trap retain the wastewater long enough for the grease to congeal and rise to the surface. Traps have a removable lid on the top surface to facilitate inspection and cleaning.

To maintain an efficient grease trap, consistent maintenance is key. Though some municipalities dictate otherwise, traditional, underground grease traps should be pumped out every three months or when they reach 25 percent capacity, whatever comes first.

When the pressure downstream in a plumbing system becomes higher than the pressure upstream, backflow occurs. If your building’s backflow pump is not in working order, it could have terrible repercussions. Building occupants could end up drinking water that is dangerous due to contamination.

The technicians at Stokes Plumbing inspect backflow systems based on the stringent guidelines set forth by local county requirements. If an issue is identified during an inspection, our team is also prepared to repair and service your equipment to keep your system working at all times.

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