Grease Traps have been around since the Victorian period and patented in the 1800’s. They serve a very important role in a sewer system and aren’t going away anytime soon.

Why Are Grease Traps Important?

When it comes to residential home owners, grease interceptors are out of sight and out of mind for the most part. Homes drain very little grease and oil into there systems which are broken down naturally thanks to micro organisms. Restaurants on the other hand, are a bit more complicated.

Restaurants use large grease traps to catch excessive amounts of grease before it has a chance to enter the sewage system. If large amounts of grease and oil get drained, they can form large clumps, eventually creating a thick layer that hardens to create a blockage. Grease Trap Maintenance and Draining is an important job that needs attention to detail and professional experience. A Restaurant can get shut down if a sewage problem occurs that can not be easily rectified.

Grease Traps also seem to be getting larger and larger, usually resulting in less maintenance and difficult clean outs and draining processes.

The Facts

In the United States, sewers back up annually “an estimated 400,000 times, and municipal sewer overflows on 40,000 occasions”. The EPA has determined that sewer pipe blockages are the leading cause of sewer overflows, and grease is the primary cause of sewer blockages. – wikipedia.org

When you need maintenance, repair, draining and cleaning of any sort for residential or commercial Grease Traps & Interceptors, call Green Hills Plumbing, your friendly and professional Clarksville plumbers, who are experienced and certified to do the job correctly, the first time. Our Metro Certification number is #009. Call us today at (615) 383-3339!