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With Plummer’s, your grease waste will be used for renewable energy.
Plummer’s is a 4th generation family owned business servicing Michigan and the surrounding areas. For over 50 years we have been providing service as a licensed industrial service company offering services in outdoor and indoor grease trap service, High Pressure Water Jetting, and can handle a backup situation with little or no disruption to your business. We believe our services will exceed industry standards.
What is a Grease Trap?
A grease trap is an engineered device designed to trap spent Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) and associated solids and debris from food service establishment waste streams, preventing entry of these materials into municipal sewer lines. The grease trap captures those wastes and contains them until they are vacuum pumped and disposed of properly. If you operate a food service establishment, you should have and maintain a grease trap.
How does a Grease Trap work?
hen waste enters the trap, it cools down, allowing the lighter oil to precipitate out to the top. A series of baffles collect grease, oil and food particles while the heavier solids sink to the bottom. An exit pipe at the base of the device allows the treated water to flow out, while the grease remains in the trap.
How often should I have service?
Every grease trap is different. Just because you have more people come through daily, doesn’t always mean you need service more often. If you have fewer customers but serve food with a higher grease content, you may need service more often. Each factor plays with and against another.
How often you need your grease trap cleaned depends on these factors:
- The size of your grease trap
- The type of food you serve
- How much food you serve
- How many dishes/pans are washed daily
Even with regular cleaning, no grease trap is 100% effective. There is still a chance that some grease may pass into your outlet line and result in grease/sewage backups into your facility. If you want to further prevent this from happening, we offer Preventative Maintenance packages to ensure that your grease trap will run as efficient as possible and to also help prevent backups. Call us for details.