The pandemic is pushing city governments and public health departments across the country to adopt a pretreatment mindset to diagnose the welfare of local populations. How this shift in thinking ties directly to sewer systems ...
Imagine following all state and local grease management regulations and STILL receiving a non-compliance fine because grease in your city's wastewater system was traced back to your kitchen. Your grease trap is working as it should. Your kitchen practices are on point. What is going on? The answer is ...
North American and European grease interceptor standards give you peace of mind that the model you choose will do the job long-term, without risking damage to your community’s wastewater system and your bottom line. While Trapzilla units passed both tests with flying colors, not every grease interceptor does or is even is subjected to these tests in the first place. Here, we outline what these tests entail.
Replacing a grease trap is a real opportunity for you and your business to save money and avoid plumbing problems better than you had before. Most grease traps last at least a decade. By the time you need a replacement, the technology has advanced and can help your business manage grease on a whole new level. To make your shopping experience easier, we've detailed several factors to consider when reviewing your options.
As if running a business isn’t challenging enough in the current economic climate, an invisible fallout from the pandemic may be lurking in the pipes beneath hotels and restaurants. And it really stinks.
That offensive rotten-egg smell signals the presence of hydrogen sulfide creeping up from the grease interceptor into your business. During the pandemic, we’ve had calls from clients asking about the smell, and their stories offer a helpful heads-up for all of us.
Shopping for a new grease trap? Prices aren't what they seem. Over the life of a grease trap, what you paid upfront will become a small percentage of the total cost of ownership. To get the best value for your business over the long term, think holistically. The true lifetime cost includes three categories. We outline them here to help you make the best buying decision.
Correctly estimating the size of a grease trap for your project is crucial to avoid overflows, backups, and unnecessary costs. It's not easy, however. Sizing methods many plumbing codes use tend to overestimate peak flow, dictating more capacity than really needed. Those codes are based on the assumption that all fixtures in a kitchen will simultaneously experience peak flow.
When I'm often asked when grease interceptors should be serviced, I wonder whether those who are asking have bigger concerns -- notably that increasing the pumping frequency of grease separators does not eliminate high FOG effluent numbers.