When it comes to unclogging a grease trap in an industrial kitchen, sometimes prevention is the best remedy. While a normal drain can be easily unclogged using a snake tool or chemical drain cleaners, a grease trap is not like a normal drain. Made to separate grease and debris from the drainage system, a grease trap clog can mean a more complicated repair scheme than the average drain system. The easiest way to unclog a grease trap is to prevent the clog in the first place by scheduling regular pumping and making sure that you are following proper care instructions. If you’re facing a major clog and need grease trap repair, however, the best thing you can do is contact a local plumber in the area to ensure that no further damage is done to the grease trap.
How Does A Grease Trap Work?
A grease trap takes advantage of the way that oil and fats float to the surface of water, while debris sink to the bottom. A grease trap allows for drained liquids to settle in order to allow the grease to float to the top. The water found resting in the middle can be safely drained off without causing further clogs in the system. However, if this particular type of drain is not cleaned out often , or becomes clogged, it can cause problems in the plumbing system and require professional repair.
What Not to Do With A Clogged Grease Trap
While it may be tempting to try to fix a clogged grease trap yourself, it is inadvisable to mess with a complicated drain like this without professional plumbing help. Trying to warm up the grease in the trap can lead to a clog further down in the system, or injury to the person attempting to warm the trap. Unless you can clearly see the object clogging the trap, sticking objects into the grease trap to try and loosen the clog is unwise, as it can cause damage to the grease trap itself and become lodged in the pipes. Similarly, trying to pour drain cleaner or any other substance into the grease trap can cause a chemical hazard and could incur fines in your district. In the case of a clogged grease trap, professional help is the safest and cheapest option.
Grease Trap Repair, Portland OR
If you are looking for professional grease trap repair help, contact Apollo Drain. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have and walk you through the proper care for your grease trap so you can avoid clogs in the future and make sure you don’t flush away your money on costly repairs.
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