Waste Handling Through Preemption And Efficiency - Maintaining A Plastic Grease Trap

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Waste Handling Through Preemption And Efficiency - Maintaining A Plastic Grease Trap

24 July 2017
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While there are many factors which go in to determining the efficiency of an industrial process, proper cleanliness should be kept high on your list of priorities. A dirty facility is likely to be one that lags behind in performance, and you might find yourself struggling to recover from untimely delays in order to keep up with your orders and responsibilities.

Starting at the most basic level is a good way to make sure you're correctly overseeing the waste management aspect of your operation. Below, you'll find a guide to maintaining plastic grease traps that should allow your machinery to function efficiently and that should help avoid blockages and contamination which may induce serious issues.

Regular System Tests

One of the most difficult challenges in grease trap maintenance is the struggle that comes with noticing that an issue is even developing. If you're receiving what appears to be proper drainage, you might not notice a backup until it's too late to take any preventative actions.

Taking the time to regularly schedule drainage tests can help you monitor the flow of water and note any drains which might be performing more slowly than the others. This comparison can offer you the opportunity to check a trap for a blockage before it becomes complete and before you're left dealing with a sudden breakdown.

Minimal Solid Waste

Keeping your grease trap in working order means avoiding introducing unnecessary contaminants. Solid waste can pose some real challenges to a grease maintenance system, especially if it's able to enter the trap and potentially melt or congeal along with existing grease. This can turn a clean trap into a blocked trap incredibly quickly.

An ounce of prevention is always worth a pound of cure. Take preventative measures to avoid disposing of solid waste in an area where you have a grease trap installed. This will allow water to continue flowing smoothly and should minimize any potential blockage concerns.

Log Maintenance

Simple knowledge of your maintenance steps is an important step in grease trap cleaning. Too often, quick adjustments are made without any documentation, and while this can leave you with a clean trap, it can also prevent you from picking up important patterns which may signal that you need to make changes. Make sure that you fully document all of your grease trap clean outs and use that information to fully secure your facility and your disposal process moving forward.