Grease traps have long been used in restaurants and food processing plants to prevent fats, oils and grease (FOG) from entering the septic tank and, eventually, the drainfield or sewer system. When properly serviced and maintained, they are very effective at reducing FOG levels in the system. Are they a candidate for residential septic systems?
FOG can wreak havoc on septic systems if allowed to enter the system unchecked. It can accumulate on the walls of pipes and tanks causing blockages and it can disrupt bacterial life, robbing the septic tank of one of its chief functions.If grease traps are not serviced or pumped regularly and are allowed to fill with FOG, suspended FOG will not remain in the trap Instead, it will be forced through…..
the trap and directly in to the septic tank. In cases like this, the trap serves no purpose. In fact, in this state, they can produce and unpleasant odor.
Grease traps are mandates for restaurants and food processing plants in most areas of the country. It is easy to see why, when one examines the fat and oil content and the food preparation processes of many fast food restaurants. In establishments like these, the FOG levels are elevated. If it were not for the grease traps, the costs to maintain these septic systems would be very high and the systems would incur a great amount of downtime due to maintenance and servicing activities.
With the introduction of our bacteria into the system, the septic tank is guaranteed to last forever. Colonies of bacteria are literally factories for the production of enzymes. The enzymes which are manufactured by our bacteria will be appropriate to the substrate in which the enzyme will be working and so you have automatic production of the right enzyme for the biological reduction of any waste material, with our bacteria doing all the work while you relax. Enzymes do not reproduce whereas bacteria do.