Grease Traps Types

A good house must have an excellent sewage system. If you want to live life comfortably, a waste disposal system is a necessity. You surely would not want to through the troubles and inconvenience which can be brought about by problematic sewage systems. If you are building your dream home or currently renovating the one you have and would like to improve the waste disposal system, it would benefit you to get to know the three types of modern grease traps or interceptors.


This type of system relies on heat and gravity to separate waste water from dirt and debris. These are normally made of carbon or steel. They control water flow and allow hot water to cool down. Because fats, oil and grease are denser, they settle out of the water and sink. The baffle then catches these impurities and keeps them inside the grease trap. The only thing which people complain about this type of grease trap is that it has to be cleaned manually and regularly. When using this kind of system, experts recommend installing a wet waste interceptor system so that food scraps are kept out of the grease traps. When food scraps enter the grease trap, they start decaying inside causing foul odours.


This is another type of grease trap which uses two or more compartments to. Larger amount of water is used to slow down the water inside the trap, thereby allowing fats, oil and grease to become more buoyant and to separate. Gravity grease traps are larger than hydromechanical grease traps but they are more efficient. They have the capability to separate more than 90% of dirt and debris from the water. Sizing of units is according to gallons.


Lastly, there is the automatic grease trap or automatic grease removal unit (AGRU). It utilizes electrical and mechanical components to separate fats, oil and grease from water. Although these systems are small in size, they are highly efficient. They are able to eliminate 99% of fats, grease and oil from water. Most automatic units sold today come with collection devices for food particles. Although they are priced higher than the other two units, they are more efficient and they require little to no maintenance, an excellent choice for very busy people.There is a wide range of sizes available. Some are small enough to be placed under the sink and others are large enough to accommodate an entire fast food store.

Each of the system discussed above come with their own advantages and disadvantages. It is important that you educate yourself about them more before making a final decision as to which one to install in your house. You want to consider the pros and cons wisely because installing the wrong grease trap could mean blocked drains and other problems; it could also mean wasting your money. If you are confused, do not be afraid to consult a professional and have them take a look at your house. They can help you determine the best grease trap for your home.