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Grease Trap Installation

What is a Grease Trap?

A grease trap is a specially designed device aimed at intercepting and preventing the majority of greases and solids from entering plumbing systems. By doing so, it helps prevent clogs and plumbing issues, ensuring a smooth flow through the pipes. This is particularly relevant for commercial kitchens, such as those in restaurants, where large amounts of food and grease waste are generated.

Benefits and Necessity:

Restaurants, in particular, stand to benefit significantly from the installation of grease traps. Many municipalities have plumbing codes in place that mandate the use of grease traps in commercial kitchens. Understanding these codes before installation is crucial, as compliance will not only save you trouble but is often a requirement for obtaining a plumbing permit. Authorities may conduct inspections to ensure that the installation is done correctly, further emphasizing the importance of adherence to codes.

Grease traps are not exclusive to commercial buildings; residential properties can also benefit from their installation. The prevalence of these fixtures in restaurants is due to the high percentage of food and grease waste in their kitchens. Grease traps effectively catch food and debris particles before they accumulate, preventing environmental and plumbing threats. Once full, these traps are professionally pumped out, and the collected grease is recycled or repurposed.


For grease traps to be effective, they must be properly sized, constructed, and seamlessly integrated into the plumbing system. These specific requirements contribute to the relatively higher cost of grease trap installation compared to other plumbing operations.

If you’re considering the installation of a grease trap and would like expert guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out to the professionals at American Sewer and Utilities. Our team is ready to provide you with a consultation and estimate tailored to your specific needs. Ensure the smooth flow of your plumbing systems while contributing to environmental sustainability by giving us a call today.