If you own or manage a restaurant in the Mobile & Balwin County area, you know how often fat, oil or grease (FOG) is washed down the sink—if you don’t have a grease trap or a grease abatement device, this can cause serious problems for your plumbing. As FOG cools, it hardens and accumulates on the sidewalls of the pipes and over time, this buildup will restrict the flow and cause blockages in the pipes that can lead to incredibly expensive plumbing repairs. Additionally, local, state and municipal regulations require all food service establishments to have grease traps installed and maintained.
To schedule your grease trap installation in Mobile, AL or in the surrounding areas—call Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Water Clean-Up at 251-479-9454 or fill out the form to the right.
Why you need a grease trap?
There are three main reasons to install a grease trap in your restaurant:
- Compliance with grease regulations – one of the most important reasons to schedule your grease trap installation today is to comply with local, state and federal regulations. The Alabama Onsite Wastewater Board (AOWB) requires all food service establishments to have a grease trap installed in an effort to reduce and eliminate sanitary sewer overflows by preventing backups in the pipes.
- Plumbing maintenance – if the grease builds up in your drains and pipes, it can eventually lead to a backup. This will require cleaning or possibly plumbing repair and/or replacement down the road, depending on the severity of the blockage.
- Safety – as the grease builds up in the pipes, it can lead to blockages in the sewer collection system, pumping stations, and wastewater treatment plants. When these backups occur, they can lead to overflow from manholes, sewers, and more, causing health and safety concerns for area residents.
Since 1962, our highly trained and fully licensed plumbers have been helping the residents and businesses of Mobile, Baldwin, and Washington Counties to improve their plumbing performance. Schedule your grease trap installation by calling Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Water Clean-Up.
In addition to installing your grease trap, we can replace, repair and clean it as needed. Contact us today to schedule your installation.