FAQ on Installing Grease Traps in London

Updated on Monday 27th July 2020

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Grease traps are fixtures which are set up in order to keep fats, oils and grease (F.O.G.) from penetrating into the sewer line of the property and that of the public network. 
 
In this article, our plumber in London answers a few frequently asked questions on installing grease traps in London.
 

1. Who can effectuate a grease trap installation in London?

 
Grease traps are set up by plumbers in London . We have fixed hundreds of grease traps since we started activating on the market.
 
Our team of local plumbers will come to your premises to assess the needs of the facility or to inspect the broken trap. In case we are not able to fix it, we will install a new grease trap in London.
 

2. What happens if I do not have a grease trap installed?

 
In case you are running a restaurant and you do not have a grease trap installed, there might be a maintenance issue like a blockage in the side sewer pipe.
 
Such blockage can generate a sewer backup and ultimately, a health issue for the restaurant. If the issue is in the side sewer pipe, the restaurant is directly responsible for acquitting the cleaning expenses and any property damage.
 

3. What size should my grease trap in London be?

 
It is a frequently asked question we often get on installing grease traps in London. The size of the grease trap depends on the volume of water which is going through the drains of the property and the amount of F.O.G. and solid matter which are commonly placed in the sink.
 
Our plumber in London will make an assessment on the spot and let you know which size the grease trap should be.
 

4. When should a grease trap in London be set up?

 
Generally, a grease trap in London should be installed when an establishment which handles food is initially being built or refurbished.
 
For older buildings, grease traps have to be retrofitted if required by the local authorities or if a blockage or other grease problems occur.
 

5. Where should I install the grease trap?

 
Grease traps are commonly placed above or underground, internally or externally. The volumes can vary from small 40 liters to more than 45,000 liters capacity, depending on the requirements of the food establishment.
 

6. Which types of businesses in London need a grease trap set up?

 
All establishments which handle food are recommended by our emergency plumber in London to have grease traps installed.
 

7. Does my grease trap need maintenance after having it installed?

 
Yes, grease traps require maintainance. A regular grease trap maintenance can help you to maintain your trap functioning properly and reduce the number of the necessary repairs, as well as further expenses.
 

8. Can plumbers near me help me acquire a grease trap?

 
Grease traps can be bought online, from plumbing wholesalers, manufacturers, distributors and kitchen equipment suppliers.
 

9. What do grease trap cleaning and servicing in London imply?

 
A regular grease trap cleaning and servicing makes sure that the trap continues functioning efficiently, avoiding blockages in the sewer system.
In time, the F.O.G. and food waste build up. This has to be eliminated and disposed of according to the local environmental laws in London.
 

10. Why does my grease trap overflow?

 
In case grease traps are not maintained and cleaned regularly, there will be a F.O.G. buildup which results in blockages and line damages.
 
If you have more questions about setting up grease traps in London, of for any plumbing services in London, please contact us.
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