Grease Trap Installation and Cleaning
Grease trap systems are designed to prevent fat, oil, grease, food waste and other solids from entering the drainage system. This type of food waste can also not be properly processed by septic tanks or sewage treatment plants and will potentially cause a blockage in your drains and pipes. If it’s not resolved, that blockage could lead to foul odours, slow draining water and even backups of wastewater into your property.
In most domestic settings, you are able to reduce the amount of food waste that enters your drainage system simply by not pouring cooking oil and fats down the sink. However, in commercial kitchens, 70% of blockages are caused by the build-up of fat, oil and grease. You could also face potential prosecution by the Environment Agency if you do not have a suitable grease trap installation.
What is a grease trap?
Very simply, a grease trap is a box that sits between your kitchen and the drains outside to act as a filter between dishwashers, sinks and the main sewer system. When wastewater is poured down the sink, it runs into the grease trap. There, the solid matter sinks to the bottom of the trap, the water remains in the middle, and the lighter fat, oil and grease floats on the top. Only the filtered water in the middle of the trap is allowed to pass through to the drainage system.
Current building regulations state that all new and refurbished commercial kitchens must be fitted with working grease management systems. That includes staff canteens as well as kitchens in pubs, restaurants, hotels and more.
Dosing systems work by pumping a pre-set amount of enzyme into the primary pipework of the system to be treated. The blend of friendly enzyme and bacteria will then digest the fat, oil and grease that can cause blockages and smells. This normally happens late at night or early morning after the kitchen has shut down to give the enzyme maximum time to work. They can be used as stand-alone units or be used in conjunction with a grease trap or fat stripper.
Installing and maintaining grease traps
At Drain Doctor, we supply, install and maintain grease traps to meet the specific needs of your business. Our systems are strong, durable and have a high separation efficiency, and can be installed inside, outside or mounted on the floor. All of our grease traps are also mechanically sealed with an airtight cover to reduce the risk of odours or spillage.
We also provide a regular or ad-hoc grease trap cleaning and maintenance service. We remove the build-up of grease using a high-pressure water jet. We also clear the drains and replace the enzymes that break down the grease. Importantly, we also carry a Waste Carrier Licence to dispose of commercial kitchen waste in an environmentally sustainable way.
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Our professional, highly trained engineers provide grease trap installation and cleaning services to commercial kitchens across the UK. Get in touch to discuss your requirements with our team.
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I was so impressed with the Drain Doctor technician, Clayton, who came out to sort out a problem with a cast-iron downpipe etc today, I've taken the trouble to email you anyway. After a series of disastrous efforts to solve the downpipes problem (people not turning up, cowboys doing very little, people wanting to cut the bottom of the cast iron pipe etc) it was refreshing to have a technician arrive on time, to assess the situation carefully and to show a thoroughly professional approach to his work. Clayton explained exactly what he was going to do and he worked efficiently in the most appalling rain and wind. It was miserable out there this morning! I was shown the camera pictures of the pipes and soakaway and in addition, was interested to have a camera survey of the main drain too. I learnt a lot and it was helpful to have the extra knowledge should I have a similar problem on any of the other downpipes in future. Thank you, Drain Doctor. Your technician was professional, efficient, thorough and courteous. I'm hoping that a solution has been found to the damp problem...... thanks again. No hesitation in recommending you to others and will certainly be in touch if similar problems arise in the future.
After some months of intermittent issues with a SaniFlo unit, it finally gave up the ghost due to issues with the outflow from the system. Without facilities there was no way I was able to have my young, and somewhat 'productive' boys to stay with me, at a time when it has been so important for them and myself to be able to spend time together. Due to the urgency and somewhat complex nature of the issue, Darren, Jon, Clayton and Josh had all been on site to find the best solution which, once found was promptly implemented, giving me, my children, landlord and neighbours affected by the issue great relief in a great variety of ways(pun intended). Thank you guys
Neil returned my call within minutes and was very friendly and professional. He said that Anthony could be with us within the hour, which he was. Anthony, who was also very friendly was efficient and had our drain unblocked and cleaned up very quickly. I would heartily recommend using them.
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