Frequently Asked Questions
Fat traps (also known as Grease interceptors or Grease traps) are easy-to-fit plumbing devices designed to capture (or trap) fats, oils and grease (FOG) before they enter the main drainage system. They are an essential device and a must have for all South African commercial kitchens. Here at Fat Trap Shop you’ll find everything you need when looking for a commercial kitchen grease interceptor.
Grease is a huge problem. With more people eating out than ever before and more restaurants being built, more grease needs to be disposed of. FOG is approximately 10 to 15 per cent less dense than water, and once cooled FOG will begin to congeal and harden, this is when it becomes a significant problem. At the time when you are pouring grease into the drainage system it won’t seem like a problem, however as time passes grease will cause blockages and overflows that can potentially damage property and cause environmental contamination of local bodies of water. Fat Traps/grease traps trap the grease and ensure grease does not become a problem.
Fat traps /grease trap will pay for itself ten-fold compared to what you may pay for in plumbing costs should a serious problem arise from a grease-related blockage or overflow.
If you are a larger organization or a commercial company you are required by law to have a fat traps /grease trap in your premises. Although fat trap/ grease interceptors are relatively simple devices they serve a huge purpose and can save you a lot of time and money in the long-run. If you buy a grease trap from a reputable company like us you’ll receive great quality at an affordable price.