As we’ve mentioned before, as a grease trap service company we’ve been called in to give our two cents during consultation, but our advice hasn’t always been heeded. The engineers, plumbers, and vendors that work on waste water systems for new and renovated restaurants, hotels, and other industries that require the use of grease trap installations can commonly overlook the realities of the required grease trap system, which can lead to costly (and smelly) issues down the line. Today we’d like to reiterate why it’s so important to consult a grease trap service company that will be maintaining these systems on what grease trap and interceptors will do the best job.
Engineers Work in a Vacuum
For waste water system designers and engineers, the grease trap is only a small part of the system and is based on numbers normally quoted from vendors and system specs. However, since this is only one part of a much larger system and factors, such as actual restaurant grease production that may not be included, the solutions they come to may be insufficient to the needs of the kitchen.
Plumbers Do Not Service Traps
Plumbers are usually brought in for consultation as well as the actual installation. However, as you can see from our photo gallery, not all installations are equal. From helping with a consultation as above to working out the reality of ease of service: it helps for the installing plumber and service company to share notes to avoid reinstallation or service issues.
Not All Vendors are Equal
Vendors of grease traps and grease interceptors often submit proposals during contracts. Two common issues can work against vendors getting you the right equipment. First, they may not have the full information (much like the engineers above) when recommending a trap. Second, how do you know what the best system is for your needs? Grease trap service companies regularly work with these systems and can recommend the best systems while avoiding troublesome models.
Grease Trap Service Consulting
This is why it’s so important before you commit to a design and order those parts to consult with a grease trap service company about your waste water designs for commercial kitchens. There is no one size-fits-all, and different traps and systems can save or cost thousands of dollars in the long run, and can even land you in hot water with city ordinances if it isn’t doing its job. Avoid these costs, sanitary issues, and costly reinstallations by consulting with a service company before you commit to a grease trap or interceptor system.
Food Grease Trappers is a total grease solutions company for most of New England from our central Massachusetts locations. If you’re in our area, make sure to consult with us during the early stages of your project. You and your clients will be happy you did. Contact us today to schedule a free quote and make sure that the systems you have to safeguard your kitchen and meet city ordinances are the right grease traps and interceptors for the job.