Toilets not flushing, sinks leaking, and burst pipes are among the more common plumbing issues that can happen in a building. But there are also problems that arise which building owners are not even aware of, such as grease traps.
It’s a (Grease) Trap!!!
So, what is a grease trap?
Also known as a grease interceptors, recovery devices, and converters, grease traps are plumbing devises that are supposed to prevent grease and solids from entering the wastewater disposal system.
Did You Know? Grease traps have been used since the Victorian Age and Nathaniel Whiting was the first to patent the devise in the 1800s.
It is normal for trace amounts of fats, oils and grease (FOG) to mix with wastewater and enter septic tanks, where they float on top as a layer of scum and are devoured by microorganisms. The issue is when too much enters the tank and it begins to overwhelm the treatment facility, which can cause the untreated sewage to be released into the environment.
In addition, oil and grease change from liquids into solids when they cool, which can cause them to build up and clog drains.
Quick Tip: Never dump cooking oil, or grease, like that from bacon, down the kitchen sink, as it can clog the drain or jam the garbage disposal. Instead, pour the hot liquid into a plastic container or aluminum can, then scrape it into the garbage after it has congealed and hardened.
Rooter Experts Provides Commercial Plumbing Services
Grease traps and liquid waste systems are very common in industrial and commercial buildings, especially restaurants. These devices remove 85-90% of FOG waste. Commercial kitchens are required to have these traps to prevent sewer blockage and overflows.
Rooter Experts can either install new grease traps to get you up to code, clean your existing grease traps, or replace items that are old or outdated. Also, we have commercial plumbing services for cleaning your pipes, if they have become clogged with FOG products.
There has been a recent upswing in rainfall in Los Angeles for the past few weeks, and I think we all know what that means: flooding.
People like to blame the city planners or the government for having a bad sense of how to drain the water, but I think that is short changing them. LA is beautiful about 99% of the year, and then it floods like its biblical times.
Let’s create a metaphor. If you had a recipe for delicious meal, but you knew that 1/100 times it burned, would that stop you from making that particular dish? No! You would take your chances and 99% of the time come out with scrumptious cuisine that everyone loved and devoured every last bite of (except for the smog).
Basically, as a citizen of this American paradise (minus the traffic), we have to settle for the fact that we occasionally have to deal with the rain causing flooding. But think about it this way; at least we’re not Seattle.
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So what does this mini-rant mean? Well, just because we have to accept the rain, doesn’t mean we have to let it destroy our homes.
For whatever reason and whoever is to blame, Los Angeles drains are solid as a condom, making its streets overflow. This then causes the sewers to overflow, which dumps tainted water, which then ends up seeping into basements.
It is crucial (and by “crucial” I mean you don’t want feces soaking into your carpet) to have your pipes regularly inspected and cleaned. Because the rain in LA is about as predictable as an Ervin Santana start, you need to plan this regularly.
Call Rooter Experts, your local Los Angeles Plumbing Company for more details and to get an estimate. Sewage water has contaminates that can make you ill, so it is best to take care of your family’s health. Contact us today with any questions.
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If you are in need of commercial plumbing in Los Angeles then check out Rooter Experts. We have excellent plumbers, quick response times, top tier equipment, and great services for businesses.
Rooter Experts can cater to your company’s specific needs, whether it is an emergency, a full installation, or for regular inspections.
We offer pipe, toilet, sink, and water cooler installation for your business. If you are considering updating your plumbing or need to meet new minimum standards of operation, our technicians have tons of experience.
Apartment and Rental Plumbing for Landlords
If you are a landlord, you know how important having a reliable plumber can be. When renters have a plumbing issue they need resolved, it is your responsibility to pay for the service. Also, you need to make sure that the plumbing is up to code before a new tenant can move in. Because of this, it is best to develop a working relationship with a plumbing company.
If you are located in Los Angeles or Ventura County, you should strongly consider Rooter Experts. We have been in the business for over a decade and have fostered apartment plumbing deals with other landlords. In return for your return business, we can work out some structure that is beneficial to both of us. And of course we provide quality work that ensures showers, sinks, and tubs are flowing smoothly.
Outdoor Plumbing and Trenchless Inliner Service
Outdoor plumbing can be some of the most difficult to identify and fix because it isn’t as simple as noticing a leaky pipe. Most outdoor issues are underground, where the only warning is an unexplained muddy spot.
If you find that your water is discolored or tastes funny, you may have a burst pipe outside and require trenchless inliner services for your business. Contact a commercial plumbing company, like Rooter Experts, and have them come out to investigate. If we notice a problem, we can perform trenchless inliner services, where we dig two holes in the ground and construct a new pipe within the existing one. This creates minimal damage, reduces cost and time, and will fix the problem.
For more information, call us at 888-395-7117