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The Strangest Things We’ve Found in Grease Traps


We see some crazy things in the septic business, and some of the strangest appear in grease traps. Your grease trap has the important job of preventing fats, oils, and grease (FOG) from clogging up your drain lines and septic system. However, it’s amazing that items other than FOG end up in there. I’m talking about hairnets, rubber gloves, Brillo pads, you name it! We have even pulled a knife out of a grease trap before!

When these things end up in your trap, it malfunctions and results in messy backups and foul odors. Therefore, it’s important to keep up with the maintenance of your trap to avoid these issues and to stay compliant with health regulations. A simple and effective way to keep foreign objects out of your grease trap is by putting strainers in your sink. Strainers are inexpensive, and they are great at stopping food or other solid materials from flowing down the drain and into your trap.

Keep the Strange Stuff Out
Even with strainers, you still need a professional to completely clean out your grease trap on a regular basis. Kline’s employs a thorough 14-point inspection process that includes completely removing and cleaning baffles and draining out the dirty water. Watch out for companies that merely skim the grease off the top and do nothing to ensure the rest of the trap is equipped to perform well. Contact Us if you’d like for our guys to evaluate your wastewater use and design a customized grease trap maintenance plan to maximize the productivity of your kitchen.

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