A grease interceptor is a receptacle which is located between the drain lines and sewer lines, which separates and collects fats, oils, and greases from your wastewater which keeps harmful clog-causing debris and buildup out of the drain lines and the municipal sewer system.
An interceptor slows down the water coming from the drains, which allows the debris and waste to cool as it passes over a series of separators, which are designed to separate grease and oil from regular wastewater. As it cools, the oils and grease rise to the top of the interceptor, allowing the water to flow into the sewer system.
However, over time if the buildup isn’t collected it can become more likely that contaminants will flow down the drain, leading to issues such as blockages and backups, which require the lines to augered and flushed using a high-pressure water-based cleaning step called hydrojetting.
Hydrojetting is a professional cleaning service which works by pumping water at 4,000 psi into the clogged area, scraping away years of caked-on grease and debris.
This professional service is recommended in extreme cases where plungers and plumbers’ snakes simply can’t cut through the grease, or in cases where frequent and recurring clogs are a problem. For example, many restaurants schedule regular hydrojetting services to make sure that grease doesn’t accumulate too quickly and become problematic.
Thompson and Thompson is a locally-owned company operating in and around Savannah, GA, which means that you can always rely on professional services that are available when you need them. Whether you’re looking for ongoing help maintaining your plumbing system, or just need help tackling a single project or issue, you can always rely on the technicians at Thompson and Thompson Plumbing to provide you with the highest level of service in southeast Georgia.
If you’re looking for professional grease trap cleaning services in Savannah, call us today at (912) 236-3333.