When it comes to home systems, it is believed that more than 80% of homeowners would think of water and electricity as their main utilities. But when talking about waste or waste management systems especially food waste, many people may think that it is not necessary. Just throwing it into the trash or filtering food scraps right through the sink is enough, and when it comes to “grease traps”, people may have never heard of it before, in fact, a grease trap is a very useful accessory. Not only for the home but also for the society as well. In this article, HomeGuru will take you to answer the question of why the house should have a grease trap. How many types of grease traps are there and what are the maintenance methods?


Can it be washed and left alone? Why use trap grease?

Have you ever noticed that in spite of the fact that before washing the utensil, we filter out all the food residues every time? But why is the kitchen drain still clogged often? Plus, a bad smell that is because the “grease” used in cooking remains in the dishes. When we wash the container, these grease will flow with the waste water. Then stay in the various parts of the fat pipe floating on the surface of the water will make less dissolved oxygen. Causing the water to spoil smelly when you leave it for a long time. The entrance will clog up into soap-like slime. Over 10 cm. thick, it will clog the house drain. Public water pipes outside the house and also a source of pathogens Both illegal and destroying the environment.


What is a grease trap? Is it necessary to have every house?

“Grease trap” is a device that serves to trap food particles and catch grease from washing utensils and cooking equipment It will not mix with the water used in other parts of the home by trapping food particles and heavy fat from the water. The fat will be in the basket. The effluent is released to the public sewerage.

Is it necessary to have a grease trap in every home? The answer is, it is because the kitchen waste water will contaminate the fat. Which is organic wastewater that is difficult to treat. This is because natural fat degradation takes a long time. Therefore, it should not be thrown out without going through the grease trap. Many people may think that the grease trap must be a large restaurant. But in fact, every home should have it. Or connect the pipe to burial outside the house. Because in addition to the grease trap will help trap food waste. Reduce odors from the accumulated stuff. It is also to adjust the quality of the sewage before going to the public sewer. Resulting in better quality of the effluent released It is friendly to the environment and responsible for the society as well.


Types of grease traps

Grease traps are divided into two types: floor-standing and buried. It can be selected to suit the area of use as follows:

Floor-standing grease trap (on the ground)

Suitable for use with limited usable space such as a room, condo or townhome because the tank size does not take up much space. Easy installation method, just connect the drain from the sink to the grease trap. Then install the drain of the grease trap into the public sewer. The grease trap on the floor is easier to use and easier to maintain. It may be installed under the kitchen sink or outside the pipe.

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Buried grease trap

Suitable for single-family houses with a wide area of use. Enough to place the grease trap underground outside the house. Because the tank is quite large. This method is tricky because you have to dig a bucket. And need to design a sewer connection system with a sink in the kitchen and an out-of-house pipe orientation. Making maintenance difficult but will look more neat than a lay on the floor.


How to choose a grease trap?

Selecting the right size of the grease trap for the usage and usage amount is important. It has a direct impact on performance and maintenance. Grease traps are available in a variety of sizes, ranging from 15 liters, 40 liters, 50 liters, 90 liters and 140 liters, respectively, with the criteria for choosing the size as follows:

● 1-5 home members should choose the size 15 liters
● 6-10 members of the house should choose the size of 30 liters


How to maintain the grease trap?

For how to maintain it is not difficult. By scooping food scraps in the sieve to be discarded daily or at least once a week. You should scoop out the fat floating above the water every week. And wash the grease trap 2 times a year or every 6 months for good efficiency while helping to reduce the bad smell from decay build up.

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Now you have known about the grease trap. It can be seen that it is not a useful device only within the household. Correct grease trapping also affects the public. Anyone who is looking for or wants to have a grease trap attached to the house. You can choose to watch at every HomePro branch near your home. Choose to suit the number of members in the house and suitable for the installation area for optimal use and simplified maintenance.

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