All residential, commercial and industrial cooking, food preparation and food processing plants enlist our services. Not just because they know they are getting the very best value for their dollar, but because we are dedicated to our clients and doing the best job we can do. We are known in the industry for getting the job done right the first time. Giving our clients peace of mind that their grease trap will pass their annual inspection the first time. Our success is based on not just doing what is required, but going the extra mile.
A grease trap may not just need pumping. Many times they need to have the grease lines hydro jetted. If our technician sees the need for your grease lines to be jetted, while servicing your grease trap, the technician will perform that service at no extra charge. Doing this eliminates the potential for a call back do to a clogged grease line. When you in trust the cleaning of your grease trap to Flamingo Plumbing & Backflow Services it comes with a 100% guarantee.
Residential, commercial and industrial clients who hire us for their pumping/cleaning of their septic tank are very pleased with our professionally trained technicians. These technicians have the right equipment to get the job done. We offer mandatory site surveys required by the Health Department. Flamingo Plumbing & Backflow Services is proactive on all its jobs requiring maintenance cleaning. Whether it is pumping, jetting or replacement of the drain field, Flamingo Plumbing & Backflow Services is just a call away.
Flamingo Plumbing & Backflow Services has its fleet of Pump Trucks ready to service your residential, commercial and industrial needs. If your grease trap is ready for its every 4 month pumping/cleaning, call us. Maybe you haven’t kept up with the standard, every 4 month cleaning, then you really should call us. If your septic tank is in need of pumping/cleaning. Flamingo Plumbing & Backflow Services, with its fleet of pump trucks, is here to serve you.
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Grease Trap FAQs
1) Why is a grease trap so important?
Grease traps are extremely important due to its ability to prevent any contamination to our water. When grease enters the waste stream it creates a variety of problems and once fats, oils and grease have entered the waste stream they are rarely suitable for recycling because of contamination from metals, chemicals and pathogens. Further, disposal must be in accordance with local and federal requirements.
2) How does the Grease Trap work?
Grease traps work using gravity and coalescence as a means of separation. Greases, fats and oils are about 89 or 90% of the weight of water. To separate them from water an interceptor (Grease Trap) provides a separation chamber which allows FOG, the acronym for, fat, oils and grease, to rise to the surface. FOG free water then exits from the separation chamber at the low point farthest from the inlet end.
3) What kinds of establishment need a Grease Trap?
Malls and Arena's with multiple food service establishments or food courts.
4) How often should a Grease Trap be serviced?
Even the best designed grease traps, properly installed will fail if they are not maintained. The precise requirements for maintenance are not possible to define since conditions at each installation vary. In terms of the typical code, maintenance must be performed before the grease in the waste water downstream from the interceptor exceeds local limits.
While that is a simple statement to make, it is impossible for the user of a grease trap to determine when those limits have been exceeded. The method for determining when a grease traps rated capacity has been reached is fairly simple if it is a PDI certified grease trap. A PDI grease trap has a rated retention capacity equal to twice its flow rate expressed in pounds. For example, a 35 GPM grease trap is rated to retain at least 70lbs. of grease. A user may determine a cleaning schedule by measuring how much grease has been trapped over a period of time. Regardless of what the cleaning cycle is determined to be, it has been shown by actual field experience that one of the biggest obstacles to regular maintenance has been the odors usually associated with grease traps.
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