Understanding the Grease Trap Cleaning Process

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If you run a busy business such as a restaurant that produces a lot of oily water, it is important to keep the grease trap functional. This involves regular cleaning so that there is no build up and also to ensure that your kitchen is hygienic and meets the health requirements in Australia. The grease trap helps to hold the oils and fats so that the water flows through your plumbing properly and into the sewer lines. If the trap is not functioning properly, there is a possibility that the oily water will get into the pipes and cause further clogging there. It is more difficult to clean the pipes than the grease trap. Learning how to go about the cleaning can help you save some time and money.

What You Need

In order to carry out a proper grease tap cleaning exercise, you need to have the appropriate tools and materials. You need a bucket and a trash can with sealable liners or bags to hold the waste solid fats. You need detergent and some absorbent material such as paper towels and cloth rags for cleaning the trap. For scraping off the grease, you need a scraper such as a putty knife. For the oily water, you need a small container to scoop it out. To open the trap, tools such as a screwdriver and a wrench can come in handy. You can purchase all these tools and materials at a local store.

Opening the Trap

Using the screwdriver and the wrench, you should slowly detach the lid. It is important to take it slow during this process since there are some fragile gaskets that can easily get damaged if the opening is rushed. This would necessitate additional costs for you to replace.

Inspect the Trap's Parts

Since you are going to have to replace the lid after cleaning, you should check the parts to form a mental picture of where they were. You can even draw a sketch you help you remember. You should make room for the fact that cleaning the grease trap and removing the oily water may change the appearance of the parts.

Grease Trap Cleaning

You now need to empty the oily water using the scoop and pour it into the bucket. Later, you should remove the waste from the bucket and into the trash can and pour the water into the drain. Using the scraping tool, remove any grease that is on the walls and put it in the trash. The next step involves cleaning the sides of the grease trap with the rags and the detergent. After rinsing, you should reassemble the parts. You have now completed the grease tap cleaning process.


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