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If you're a restaurant owner in Hamilton, Niagara, the GTA, or the Golden Horseshoe Region, Plumbway is your go-to source for 24/7 emergency service for your commercial grease trap. But why wait until an emergency strikes? Call us today to schedule an inspection and preventive maintenance for your grease trap. With our expert services, you can rest assured that your grease trap will be properly maintained and functioning at its best. Don't wait until it's too late – contact us now!

At its core, a grease trap is a container that kitchen wastewater passes through prior to entering the sanitary sewer lines. Its purpose is to catch and contain grease - or animal fats and vegetable oils - through a process called gravity separation. Due to the fact that grease is lighter than water, it floats to the top and creates a distinct layer. The trapped grease is held within the trap using a series of baffles, while clean water is released from the bottom and enters the sewer line. Over time, as more and more grease accumulates, a visible "mat" forms on the surface of the grease trap. Once this layer becomes significant, it's time to clean the trap.

Pouring fats, oils, or grease (FOGs) down your sink or floor drain can wreak havoc on your plumbing system. FOGs have a tendency to solidify in pipes, pumps, and other equipment, restricting wastewater flow and eventually causing backups. You may be wondering about the difference between grease traps and grease interceptors. In reality, both serve the same purpose: separating and retaining free-floating oils and greases. Smaller, prefabricated steel units that are placed under sinks or in floors are typically known as grease traps. Meanwhile, larger units located outdoors, known as grease interceptors, offer longer hydraulic retention times. To keep your plumbing system functioning properly, it's important to properly maintain both types of units.

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How can I ensure that my grease trap works effectively?

To keep your restaurant's grease trap running smoothly in Hamilton and the surrounding areas, it's crucial that it is installed, sized, and maintained according to the manufacturer's guidelines. Neglecting regular maintenance can lead to issues, so make sure to have your grease trap inspected and cleaned out on a consistent basis. With proper maintenance, you can be confident that your grease trap is functioning at its best and your plumbing system is operating effectively throughout the greater Hamilton region.

Ministry of the Environment Certification

Are you aware that disposing of Grease Trap waste requires a company with a Certificate of Approval for a Waste Management System? Plumbway Inc. is an approved Waste Hauler with the Ministry of the Environment, holding Certificate of Approval Number 8909-8AXPWG. Rest assured that with our certified services, your Grease Trap waste will be properly managed and disposed of in accordance with regulations.


City of Hamilton: Fats, Oils and Grease Management Program

Ontario Ministry of the Environment: Environmental Approvals


Get in touch with us today and let our team of experts work for you! Whether you're located in Hamilton, Niagara, the GTA, or the Golden Horseshoe region, we'll arrive promptly and provide a quote for the most affordable costs you'll find. We're available to service your restaurant at your convenience, whether it's during the day, evening, or weekend. Our skilled technicians will install, repair, or clean your grease traps at a competitive price, ensuring your satisfaction. Don't wait – contact us now to schedule your service!



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