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How to Choose the Right Grease Trap for Your Florida Commercial Kitchen Pembroke Pines, FL

How to Choose the Right Grease Trap for Your Florida Commercial Kitchen

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Grease traps are essential equipment to prevent backups from your septic system from clogging fats and oils. The size of the grease trap you need for your commercial kitchen may depend on your unique needs and local regulations. How can you tell what is right for you? Here are three factors to consider when choosing the right grease trap for your commercial kitchen in Florida.

Future Capacity

Some commercial kitchens use more grease in preparing food than others. When considering the size of grease trap you need, you may want to consider the future capacity you will need to serve your customers. A restaurant that serves burgers and fried foods will need a larger grease trap. Smaller traps will require more frequent cleanings and larger traps than what you need may violate local ordinances. You may want to consult with a professional grease trap installer to help you choose the right size for the capacity of your business.

Solo or Shared Space

Will you be using the grease trap solely for your own commercial kitchen or will you be sharing it with other businesses? You may be able to get away with using a smaller capacity for your personal kitchen, but need a larger one if you are sharing a space like a mall food court or shopping center.

Gravity Flow

The amount of grease a trap can handle can depend on the size of the diameter of your pipes. It can take time for grease to flow through your pipes. Drainage for a grease trap can take a couple of minutes to work correctly. If the trap is too small, you can clog or damage your pipes. The gravity flow rate is how many gallons per minute your trap and pipes can handle. The maximum rate according to the Uniform Plumbing Code is 20 gallons per minute for waste pipes that are 20 inches or longer in diameter.

Grease Trap Services for Your Florida Commercial Kitchen

Having the right size grease trap can save you money on maintenance and repair costs for your commercial kitchen. Proper care for your grease trap can help you maximize your investment. Eco Pump Services provides grease trap cleaning, pumping and inspections for commercial businesses throughout Ft. Lauderdale and Broward County in Florida. Call to receive a quote today.

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15757 Pines Blvd, Suite 315
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Phone: (305) 557-2791


Mon - Thurs: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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    Eco Pump Services


    15757 Pines Blvd, Suite 315
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

    (305) 557-2791

    Opening Times

    Mon - Thurs: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Friday 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM