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Grease Trap Installation & Replacement

Whether it’s a cafe or a five-star hotel, every commercial restaurant has one problem in common, that is sewer backup or clogging caused by grease, fats and oil. Avoid these nasty sewer backups in your commercial businesses by installing a grease trap. A grease trap prevents oils, fats, and solids from reaching the drain of your kitchen as well as the sewage pipe.

The fatty foods will pass through the traps, and viscous grease will not make it into the sewage. The installation or replacement of a grease trap should be handled by a certified plumber and drain contractors who are well qualified to work with an underground or above-ground grease trap. Call Everest Drain and Plumbing in Toronto and let us install or repair the grease trap in your commercial business.

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What is Grease Trap or Interceptor

A grease trap is a system within a drain or waste pipe to prevent grease, fat, and oil from entering the wider sewer system. This prevents drain blockages, foul smells and potential pest infestation. Not only does the grease trap prevent a buildup of debris in your pipes, but it can prevent contaminants from reaching the water supply and your kitchen will be more sanitary.

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Commonly Used Grease Trap

Where is it used?

Grease Trap is mostly used in restaurants and industries like food manufacturing factories. Fats, Oils and Grease enter the drainage system and cause various problems in private drains, public sewers and pumping stations. You may need to solve the problem as soon as possible because it is affecting your business operation, increasing your maintenance costs or because you need to comply with legislation. Grease traps are the most effective way to control this issue. Depending on the kitchen size and layout of your facility and other considerations, you may need to install the grease trap in a basement or between floors. Using a grease trap reduces and eliminates sanitary sewer overflows by preventing backups in the pipes

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Importance of Grease Trap service for commercial business

Any restaurant owner will claim to the fact that grease traps are a lifesaver when it comes to preserving the drainage system at a restaurant or any commercial business. The grease trap is a plumbing device that collects most grease and solids before they have the opportunity to enter the water waste disposal system.

As a large amount of waste flows down the pipes and into the water waste disposal system, the grease traps stop the worst stuff from damaging the plumbing.

So, here are some reasonable answers to why commercial restaurants should install or replace a grease trap in the first place.

  • Get rid of foul smell
    A grease trap keeps accumulating debris and food particles in its tank which over the time begins to decompose and diffuse a rotting smell. If it is left untreated, the smell could become bothersome, even if the interceptor is underground. This could have a direct effect on the number of customers visiting the restaurant, eventually disrupting the business’s reputation.
  • Prevents blockage in sewage and drainage system
    A grease trap keeps working by constantly capturing the grease above and solid food waste below in the tank. But the drainage system is installed without a grease trap, the waste will pile up in the tank causing the additional food waste out of the kitchen sink or dishwasher to flow down the sewer system. Eventually, this will cause severe blockages in the pipeline, inhibiting the flow of the wastewater that will cause expensive damage.
  • Prevent business loss
    If you miss installing or maintaining a grease trap in your commercial business and restaurant, it will result in a heavy loss of your business. The plumbing and drainage issues caused by grease, fat and oil can make it difficult to run your business regularly. It might get difficult for you to gain regular customers and beat your competitors.
  • Minimize repairing costs
    Solid food waste and debris in the wastewater pipes can damage the pipes and the walls forcing you for an expensive repair and replacement. Installing or replacing grease traps avoids these issues and minimizes the repairing costs.
  • Avoid Penalties
    Almost every municipality  has certain penalties for not having a grease trap installed and not maintaining the equipment properly. Therefore, it can cause you to pay heavy fines, suspension of operation or even revocation of the operating license until you resolve the key problem.

What does Grease Trap do?

When wastewater flows from sinks into a water disposal system, the oil in the wastewater forms scum at the top of the disposal system. The rest of the wastewater flows out of the trap to the sewer. The grease, oil and fats remain in the trap and it has to be cleaned out periodically if it gets too dense for the water to continue flowing.

How does Grease Trap work?

In the most fundamental term, a grease trap functions by cooling warm or hot greasy water. A grease trap separates the different layers of wastes with water. The grease, oil and fat are lighter in density that floats at the surface of the tanks trapped by the grease trap. The trapped grease and oils fill the trap from the top down, letting the clean water at the bottom flow into the sewer line. As this layer accumulates, the trap needs to be cleaned out by professionals to continue working effectively. It must also be examined and serviced to ensure it doesn’t cause blockages and other issues.
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Grease Trap, Interceptor Working Principle

Mandatory Grease Traps for foodservice businesses

As of now, it is mandatory for every foodservice business in Toronto to install, operate and maintain a grease trap on any pipe that connects directly or indirectly to a sanitary sewer system.

Commercial Businesses that must install a grease trap include:

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Cafes
  • Food manufacturers
  • Bakeries
  • Pubs and Inns
  • Conference Centres
  • Sports Venues
  • Schools and Colleges

Not having a grease trap installed or working properly can result in penalties up to $100,000.

Why is the grease trap more important for Restaurant Business?

The most widespread source of fats, oils and grease that cause backups are restaurants. They are susceptible to consequential damage, whether it is in the form of blocked sewer or it could ultimately lead to a temporary or permanent closure of the restaurant as well as its reputation. Therefore the use of properly sized and consistently inspected grease traps is mandated in the City of Toronto. It should be installed between the restaurant drain and sewer line which allows FOG to be separated, collected, and properly disposed of without reaching the public wastewater system. After the installation of grease traps in restaurants but what is also just as important is regular service and maintenance.

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Grease Trap Installation in Resturant

Grease Trap/Interceptor Installation and Repair from Everest Drain & Plumbing

Having a functioning grease-catching solution pays off in the long run and keeps your business running smoothly with the help of reliable services. Here in Everest Drain & Plumbing, you can avoid stress and leave the grease trap installation to us. We provide grease trap installation and maintenance programs to assure that you operate without the fear of sewage problems. Whether you are running a small restaurant or large food industry, our team installs residential and commercial grease traps of any size at the best price guarantee for your business. We also install our customer supplied grease trap at a reasonable price.

Periodically grease traps need servicing depending on their size, number and what the local sewer service regulations. We can provide periodic cleaning services to remove grease from grease traps.Our experts have years of experience in cleaning and servicing grease traps. We clean, repair, and install your fat trap product at a convenient time for you, avoiding any business interruption. Contact us today on (416) 383-7378, our dedicated team is available 24/7/365.

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Grease Trap and Interceptor FAQ's

  • 1. What size grease trap do I need to install?

    The size of a grease trap should be determined by the amount of grease produced by the store. In some cases, municipalities regulate the size of the grease trap that what size is needed. A consultation with a licensed plumber and a trap installer can recommend the right size trap for your business.

  • 2. How often should I have my grease trap cleaned?

    A grease trap cleaning schedule is determined by the volume of grease produced, the size of the equipment and the size of your kitchen. It also may depend on the season and the business flow.

  • 3. How much does it cost to install or replace a grease trap?

    The cost varies according to your business size and from one plumber to another. The cost of tools and equipment needed for grease trap installation doesn’t differ much on a national level. For more info call us at (416) 383-7378

  • 4. Why do I need to hire a professional to install grease traps?

    It is highly recommended that the grease trap should be installed by a plumbing professional or a grease trap expert to ensure the system works effectively without any flaws.

  • 5. Why should I install a grease trap?

    Foodservice businesses in Toronto must install a grease trap as a method of limiting the amount of grease and solids that are passed through their water treatment facilities. Installing a grease trap will help prevent drain issues, further leakage from occurring, and stop contamination if the device is floor mounted.

    Having a functioning grease-catching solution pays off in the long run and keeps your business running smoothly with the help of reliable services. Here in Everest Drain & Plumbing, you can avoid stress and leave the grease trap installation to us. Our experts have years of experience in fitting internal and external grease traps. We install your fat trap product at a convenient time for you, avoiding any business interruption.

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