Although grease traps are commonly associated with large businesses and restaurants, they can also be an important addition to your home. They can be used as a tool for protecting your septic system from unnecessary destruction. Grease traps also prevent fat, oil, and grease from entering your wastewater, and potentially causing a back up. Although installing a grease trap may not be the first thing on your mind, they can be a great addition to any home. Read more to learn if your home needs a grease trap!

Grease Traps in your Home

A grease trap is a tank that your kitchen wastewater flows through before it arrives in your septic system. Grease traps separate the fat, oil and grease found in wastewater and prevents any unnecessary products from building up in your septic system. If these fats and grease build up, it can cause major problems for your septic system. The traps work best when they are placed underneath the sink you cook near, the same way it would be used in a restaurant. If you cook in your home often, a grease trap is necessary because it protects your pipes from unwanted wear and tear.

Benefits Of Having A Grease Trap At Home

If you are experiencing several clogs in your kitchen sink every year, you will certainly benefit from grease traps. Protecting your pipes from fats and oils ensures that your sewers are clean and clear of any debris build up. This allows you to cook without worrying about what exactly is going down your drain. Grease traps intercept the fats and oils that are flowing through your sewer system, which, in turn, prevents toxins from entering your water. While keeping your plumbing system clear, you will be able to recycle gray water, which is useful for watering your garden or your lawn.

Having a trap installed in your home allows you to save money over time because they do not require a great deal of maintenance. Cleaning your  grease trap is a simple process for a professional and helps your sewer system stay healthy. If you have one installed in your kitchen, all you have to do is make sure you rinse your drain with hot water every time food scraps go through. This will not only keep your pipes healthy but it will extend the time your grease trap stays clean. 


How to know when it’s time to call for grease trap maintenance? If your drain suddenly appears to be draining slowly or you smell an unpleasant odor wafting from the sink, it’s a sign your grease trap  needs attention. You will need to know what the wastewater regulations are in your area to ensure the cleaning is done efficiently, effectively, and by a professional. A&L Cesspool and Recycling is available for all of your needs!  Whether you need sewage water removed, drains cleared or grease traps cleaned, A&L Cesspool provides the most reliable and affordable sewer service in the New York City vicinity.

When it comes to installing and cleaning your grease traps, make sure you work with a company you can trust to remove the waste safely and effectively. At A&L Cesspool and Recycling, grease trap installation and maintenance are not a problem because of our fleet of high-capacity trucks. We work with many big businesses and restaurants and are available six days a week. We always have the appropriate equipment necessary to keep your grease trap sparkling clean! 

Will You Benefit From A Grease Trap AT Home?

If you are wondering if you would benefit from installing a grease trap in your home, call A&L Cesspool and Recycling at 718.729.3018. We will work with you to determine if a grease trap is the right thing for you and your home sewer system. We service homeowners and all commercial and industrial properties in New York City and Long Island.

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