Grease digester helps keep restaurant drainline clear
Problem: The owner of a Menasha, Wisconsin, restaurant saw his system backing up into the three-compartment sink every five weeks. The drainline would be plugged, and the restaurant would close early to clean up the foul-smelling mess. This resulted in a loss of business and compromised sanitary conditions.
Solution: Speedy Clean Drain and Sewer completed a thorough cleaning of the 50-gallon indoor grease trap. They installed one Trap-Cleer dosing pump injection system from Lenzyme/Trap-Cleer into the mainline located under the three-compartment sink feeding into the grease trap. Liquid Trap-Cleer was dosed in at 2 ounces per evening. It is designed to keep the system flowing properly and consume much of the grease, extending the time between clean-outs and servicing. It is also ideal for the pumping contractor, as they make money monthly even when they are not there cleaning the system.
Result: After several months, the system continued to operate normally. Only a small amount of grease built up in the trap. The restaurant hasn’t shut down, and the odors disappeared. The trap required pumping after eight months. Based on a recommendation to clean the system when the grease level reaches one-third capacity, the restaurant scheduled cleanings on a four-month interval. 800/223-3083; www.lenzyme.com.
Grease interceptor replaced in hotel basement
Problem: A new Austin, Texas, hotel used a large freestanding grease interceptor located in its basement. The city’s grease ordinance is similar to requirements around the country for kitchen wastewater sewer effluent. Unlike a buried concrete grease interceptor that is subject to compressive forces, the freestanding interceptor is subject to tensile (bending and stretching) forces, requiring steel construction. Due to the harsh environment and punishing pumping services, scratches in the coating quickly lead to deterioration and ultimate failure.
Solution: ParkUSA provided and installed the new GreaseTrooper GTS Grease Interceptor. Stainless steel construction offers superior corrosion-resistant performance and durability, according to the manufacturer. It is UPC listed.
Result: Service interruptions and capital expenses were nearly eliminated with proper routine maintenance. 888/611-7275; www.parkusa.com.