If your property includes a restaurant, then it will feature a grease trap in its drainage system. When grease comes in contact with water, it cools and solidifies. Without a grease trap to catch the solidified grease, drainage pipes would back up on a daily basis. But how does a grease trap work and how can even it become clogged?
Wastewater, including grease and food solids, travels through drainage pipes, to the trap, which is a large tank with two sections. As the water empties into the first tank, called the primary, the lighter-than-water grease solids float to the top (forming a grease cap) and the food solids sink to the bottom, thus leaving a semi-clear layer in the middle. This clearer water then travels through a crossover pipe to the secondary, where it has the chance to separate again before traveling through an outlet pipe to the sewer.
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