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Mike's Sanitation, Inc.

8810 Brockman Rd.

New Bremen, OH  45869

800-786-3691

419-629-3695

 

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GREASE TRAPS

At Mike’s Sanitation, Inc. we are licensed and insured to pump municipal, industrial and residential grease traps and dispose of the contents at our EPA approved wastewater treatment facility. If questioned about their disposal practices, our customers can confidently say "M S I". We can give you our recommendation on an appropriate maintenance schedule for your needs and follow through with routine maintenance service.

Any establishment that could potentially introduce large amount of grease, oil, wax or fat into a public sewer must have a grease trap that meets the local requirements. This includes, but is not limited to:

Restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, hotels, clubs, factories

and other commercial or institutional kitchens

Food and meat packing and processing establishments

Supermarkets and bakeries

Commercial grease traps are designed to do as the name implies. When adequately sized and maintained, they trap grease, keeping it from entering the municipal sewer system. Municipalities have codes in place to regulate the amount of grease a commercial business can allow to filter into the sewer system. When too much grease enters the sewer system, the results often include grease clogged sewer lines, damage to pump stations and costly repairs for the local sanitary sewer department. When a municipality finds excess grease in a sewer line, they will trace the cause of the build up back to the source. If the situation is not remedied by the offending establishment within a reasonable amount of time, there may be fines imposed. The establishment may also, usually after a notice and hearing, have their owners permit revoked to operate a food-service establishment on the premises if they continue to create the potential for a sewer backup. Specific regulations and penalties for failure to comply may vary from municipality to municipality.

Grease traps generally range in capacity from 10 gallons to 1,000 gallons or more. If a business is equipped with a small, inside grease trap, we recommend switching to a larger, outside grease trap. Small, inside grease traps require frequent cleaning, are often hard to access and can be a source of foul odor. Many times, they are not adequately effective to keep grease from entering a sewer line. Larger, outside grease traps are generally much more effective. All grease traps require regular pumping maintenance.