You need a fully functioning grease trap to avoid clogs and to keep your commercial kitchen running properly. When it’s time to replace your existing unit, call the local company you can trust to install a new grease trap. Call our experts at Capital City Septic Services for appointments in Tallahassee, FL. We are the only company in Tallahassee with a portable unit that can remove 20-gallon grease tracks in restaurants and other commercial spaces. A family-owned and operated company, we offer 24/7 live answering.
When you need routine maintenance or grease trap cleanings in Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Franklin, and Gadsden counties, call us to schedule an appointment.
Grease Trap Installation: Why You Need a Pro
When your kitchen needs a new grease trap installed, it’s essential to leave the work to the pros and not try to do it yourself – or have someone on your staff give it a try. Installing a new unit means making sure the lines, pipes, fittings, trap, door and all other components are each installed correctly and fully functioning. If any of these components are not working properly, then it risks putting your staff in danger of serious burns (as this unit works with hot grease). Failing to install it correctly can also lead to safety issues in your kitchen if the grease builds up and leads to clogs and foul odors.
Our experts at Capital City Septic Services can work with units across all brands – both residential and commercial models.
Common Types of Commercial Grease Traps
When selecting a new grease trap for your commercial kitchen, there are numerous different models you can select from. Some of the most common types are:
- Automatic oil, grease cleaning systems
- Concrete gravity grease interceptors
- Grease traps with small passive hydro-mechanical grease interceptors.
To learn more about these or to learn which model is best for your kitchen, call our pros at Capital City Septic Services.
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Signs You Need To Replace Your Grease Trap
There are several symptoms that can indicate you need to replace your grease trap. Some signs are:
- Clogged pipes: When grease hardens and fills the lines. This can restrict the flow of wastewater through the system.
- Foul odors: Food particles or other solids stuck in the trap can emit foul odors.
- Holes: Decomposed food can release sulphuric acid, which can eat away at the metal walls of the grease trap.
- Older models: If you have an older model of a grease trap – like a metal one – it may need to be replaced with a newer unit. These were prone to rust and had a shorter lifespan.
- Frequent pumping: If your unit has needed to be pumped frequently it can signal your trap needs to be replaced.
- Leaks: If your system has a leak, it can lead to fats, oils, and greases filling up the trap.
- Overflows: If your unit is overflowing often, it needs to be inspected by a professional.
- Maintenance: If your unit has not been maintained regularly, it can endure more frequent problems and be dirtier. This can cause it to need to be replaced sooner.