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grease buildup in drain

thanks, i'll give it a try--nbc


  • nicholas bonham-carternicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 6,535
    grease buildup in drain

    anyone had experience with some preventative procedures to alleviate grease build up in restaurant drains. i know that lye [sodium hydroxide] plus grease = soap, but does it work in drains?--nbc
  • mtfallsmikeymtfallsmikey Member Posts: 765
    Try this:

    Natural Enviro 1000 - Grease Trap Solution...

    This is a bacterial type product.Does a fairly good job.No lye.
    I used to use Chloroben PT. don't know if it is still available or not.
  • scrookscrook Member Posts: 598

    a grease trap and have it cleaned on regular intervals. Is a grease trap not a code requirement in your area for this application/use?

    Lye (sodium hydroxide) based crystal drain cleaners should be effective on grease deposits however.
  • an old wrench pulleran old wrench puller Member Posts: 73
    I like this stuff

    Any good supplyhouse will have a good non- acid cleaner. regular use is the key.
  • mikemike Member Posts: 675
    yeah, g traps in restaurants

    i thought they're national code
  • Rich KontnyRich Kontny Member Posts: 562

    has environmentally safe products for both residential and commercial application. A time proven product line
  • mtfallsmikeymtfallsmikey Member Posts: 765
    Good to see you again, Mike!

    How's things at M & A?..I see some of your guys coming bck up the road in the afternoons.
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 6,653
    if it isn't

    code in your area to have a grease trap on a commercial kitchen (e.g. restaurant, school, etc.) it should be. In any event, do install one -- at the very least on the dishwasher drain and any sinks used for cleaning or dishwashing.

    And Then Make Sure It Is Cleaned Out! Can't tell you how many grease traps I have inspected which were never cleaned out.

    You'll need a drain cleaner as the other guys have mentioned to get rid of the gook that's already there...

    Trust me: you'll have much better drains -- and the guys at the sewer plant will be very appreciative! Of course, if you have a septic tank, the guys who clean it will hate you, as they won't have to pump it so often!

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-McClain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
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