Grease Trap Cleaning Procedures

Grease traps are essential in that they work best to prevent clogging of drainage systems by providing space for fats, oils and solid wastes to form layers stored inside the trap. You will find grease traps being used in kitchens of hotels, resorts, restaurants and any other food service businesses. They can also be used in homes since they are available in different standards and sizes. Below are some tip to help you with grease trap cleaning.

Care And Preventive Measures

For proper performance of the grease trap cleaning must be done. The frequency is determined by the owners concern over his or her drainage system and also the state of his equipment; many do grease trap cleaning on a monthly basis while others prefer a weekly cleaning, however, the frequency will be determined by the size of the trap.

If we adopt certain measures and habits of disposing certain wastes, we can increase the frequency of cleaning the grease traps. By minimizing the disposal of fats, oils and grease into the sinks helps in monitoring the cleanliness state of the trap. By dry wiping utensils and disposal of solid wastes prior to dishwashing helps a lot in maintaining the traps from rapid accumulation of fats, oils and grease. The reduction of the solid wastes and the greases will help a lot in reducing the cleaning cost.

Cleaning Preparations

One can do a personal grease trap cleaning but also they can consult a cleaning service to do a professional job. The cleaning process requires masks, cleaning cloths or wipes, gloves and tools. Due to the unpleasant odour produced when opening the traps, it is advisable to do the cleaning when the kitchen is not in use and when you have no customers or patrons around. Use proper tools to open up the traps following the procedures layout in your manual.

Grease Trap Cleaning Process

During cleaning, melt ice in the sink to lower the intensity of the odor in the traps. Use a scoop or a pump to remove the floating layer of grease, fats and oils. After you are done with the greases, try to remove the water that remains inside the trap. A shop vac can be used to help remove the solid deposits and also the water present in the trap. Further cleaning can be done by using pressurized water and other green cleaning techniques. Remove and clean the baffles and scrape the walls of the traps not forgetting the lids ensuring that you do a proper decreasing. Make sure that the seals and gaskets are clean and if they are worn out chances are they would need to be replaced.

Disposal And Documentation

The removed water, grease and solid waste have to undergo proper disposal protocols. Some cleaning services provide recycling processes for the greases in forming other useful products. After cleaning, let the grease trap to dry and eventually reassemble the components and re-install the equipment to its proper position. To keep track of your cleaning routine you should record the date of the cleaning and keep track of grease accumulations based on certain time frames.

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Septic Tank Pumping Explained

There are many homes, especially in rural areas, that are far away from any municipal areas and the facilities that they can provide. The lack of a link up to any sewage mains can be offset by these homes with the installation of septic tanks. Septic tanks are a substitute for a sewage treatment system.

A typical septic tank layout will have the waste pipe coming in from the home; that collects all waste water, black and gray. The tank itself is a cylindrical device embedded in the earth at a level that allows all wastewater to flow easily into it. The tank will have some compartments separated by walls that have openings at the top or bottom depending on their position in the tank. These walls help to reduce the flow and allow for the settlement of the solids from the waste. The relatively clear water is then led out from the tank into a drain field which is a pit made in soil and filled with granular material that helps in the decomposition of the sewage water. It is necessary to see that all the parts in this layout of septic tanks are always functional. It is needed to ensure that the outlet from the septic tank that leads into the drainfield is at a lower level than the waste water pipe bringing in the wastewater from the home.

Septic Tank Pumping Ensures That The Tanks Function Properly

The solid material that settles in the septic tank will gradually build up, and it is necessary to see that it never prevents the flow of water. It is, therefore, important for a homeowner to undertake septic tank pumping to clear the solids once they have reached a certain level. This level has to be well clear of the outlet to the drain field. In most septic tank design capacities are calculated in such a way that the solid content of the septic tank will build up only after it has been used for at least a year. It allows the clearing operation to be undertaken at yearly intervals.

There are businesses which undertake septic tank pumping at a cost, and will use their machinery to clean out the septic tank. The solid material from the septic tank is unloaded into tankers which will have pumps mounted on them. The solid waste is then taken to the nearest sewage disposal plant or other designated dumping areas. Septic tanks must be inspected after the pumping is completed and repairs, if necessary, must be carried out.

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Though some homeowners rely solely on the government to dispose off their sewage, people who own septic tanks take care of their sewage’s themselves. Though it is possible for you to employ professionals to perform septic tank testing and septic tank treatment, the professional may also face difficulties if this is not done frequently. You must always treat your tank if you don’t want to encounter any problem in your system runnings. I will show you how you can treat and test your septic tank, how frequently you should do this and every other thing necessary for proper septic system functioning.

Treatment Of Septic Tanks -When Should It Be Done

Every waste water from your house is discharged through septic systems. This water contains contaminant that settles down the bottom of the septic tanks and also line the walls of the pipes through which they are discharged. The best tool for the treatment of septic tank is microorganism since the tanks and the pipes are buried and it’s very difficult to assess them. Different microorganism are used in the treatment and they act by eating all the sludge and sediment that have stored up in the system.

The septic treatment when used ensure that the tank is free of any contaminant and is functioning at high efficiency.

Treatment of septic tanks after a long time may not achieve a desired result, so the treatment should be done frequently. The size of tank and number of people using the tank usually determine how often the septic tank treatment should be done, treatment product also affect the frequency of treatment.

It is imperative to know that since the treatment involves the use of living organism, some product e.g. Washing material, may kill the organism and thus  hinder the treatment process, each product used in treatment indicates the chemical that may render the product useless.

Pumping of Septic Tanks

Though treatment of septic tanks is effective, it is advisable that the tank should be pumped, let’s say at interval of 2-5 years, depending on location of the house  and tank size, and the size of people using it. A septic and drain service contractor can be hired to check the condition of the tank during pumping. Problems associated with long period of  time such as corrosion, cracking or rusting can be easily identified with pumping and early detection reduces a lot of cost and avoid collapse of the septic tank system.

Testing Of Septic Tanks

Problems with septic tank are not easily noticed because it is buried underground and these problems might become uncontrollable. Though it is compulsory for septic tank testing to be done before you buy a house that has septic tank system, it is advisable that septic tank testing should be done annually to avoid the cost of replacing a tank. Some brave homeowners make use of DIY septic system testing, but some still prefers the use of a professional to do the job. Use of professional septic tank testing cost less when considering the amount needed to remove and replace a whole system. Since the professional charges per hour, it is advisable for you to know where your septic tank is and take him there directly but if you don’t, let it be marked out by someone. It is also important for you to know where your septic tank is because some septic tanks are plastic and can be destroyed when compressed, identifying where the tank is will not only save pumping and testing time and also reduce cost, it will help you prevent heavy equipment such as lorry to pass over.

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