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Grease Trap Service in Idaho Falls, ID by Advanced Home Services

If you have a commercial kitchen on your property, such as in a restaurant or cafeteria, you probably produce a sizeable amount of FOG. FOG stands for "Fats, Oils, and Grease," all common cooking materials in kitchens across the country. Often, these materials are improperly disposed of after use, causing all sorts of problems in the sewer lines. It is these problems that have led to the implementation of grease traps. Read on to find out more about why grease traps are necessary, and why you may need to install one on your property in Idaho Falls, ID. If you need to make an appointment, call Advanced Home Services today.

Advanced Home Services provides quality grease trap service in Idaho Falls, ID and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

Why You Need a Grease Trap

Grease traps are necessary because of the nature of fats, oils, and grease. Though these materials are all liquid or semi–liquid when hot, they solidify once they cool off. This is a problem, as people tend to pour them down the drains in their kitchens after using them. FOG washes down into the sewer system, where it congeals into a solid and starts blocking up pipes.

For commercial properties, which produce much more waste than residential ones, this can become a very big problem. It has become such a problem in many areas that city ordinances have been enacted to address it. If a commercial property in one of these areas is found without a grease trap installed, or has one and doesn’t maintain it, it can face a very hefty fine for potentially damaging the municipal sewer lines.

How a Grease Trap Works

A grease trap works very similarly to a septic tank. It is a large rectangular chamber, installed underground, through which the wastewater line flows on its way to the sewer line. As the water enters the tank, the FOG solidifies and floats to the top. Any solid matter that somehow made it into the trap will sink to the bottom. Meanwhile, the wastewater flows out of the tank and into the sewer line, leaving the problematic FOG and solid waste behind.

We Install and Service Grease Traps in Idaho Falls, ID

Installing a grease trap involves gaining access to the building’s sewer line, which isn’t an easy thing to do. You definitely don’t want to be messing around with your sewer system if you don’t know what you’re doing. A single mistake could lead to some very disgusting, and expensive complications for your property. Give us a call instead. We’ll make sure that your grease trap is installed correctly, so you don’t have to worry about it.

Grease traps also need to be cleaned out on a regular basis, just like septic tanks. If the grease trap isn’t cleaned often enough, it becomes practically useless. FOG will still make it into the sewer line, and you could still be charged with a violation of city ordinance. If you need your grease traps cleaned, we’ve got your back. Advanced Home Services installs and services grease traps throughout Idaho Falls, ID.

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