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Government housing grease trap leaking

This article will cover Government housing grease trap leaking and maintenance. A leak tells the consumer that the following things may have taken place:

  • Low-grade material was used
  • Something might have damaged the container
  • The elements may have weakened the material
  • Edges may not have been properly adhered to one another
  • Porous material was used.

These are all possible reasons as to why something that a consumer purchases leaks. These are hard times for most people, considering how the fluctuations of the US economy affect prices. Whenever people go to the stores and buy what they need, they always make sure that they get their money’s worth. Inflation is getting the better of most people already and they would just like to have lasting items in their homes.

Government housing projects want to have lasting components as well. Tax payers’ money is the source of funding to erect the houses that are meant to accommodate low-income earners in the country. It is only natural for them to search for materials and fixtures that would make the government houses decent places to live in. the US government believes that everyone should have a decent home. They may not have their own lots and their living spaces may not be separated from one another but they have privacy and safety within four walls and a roof over their heads.

For years, the US government has funded numerous government housing projects that have helped so many Americans. The rent is much lower than privately owned apartment units. If the renter is disabled or elderly, a discount is given. This enables low income families to live decently and have roofs over their heads even if they cannot afford to have a detached home. The last thing that the government agencies need in managing these housing projects is faulty components such as the grease trap.

The grease ordinance created to control the FOG (fats, oils, grease) crisis mandates the government agencies to have grease traps installed within the premises of the housing projects. The traps should be in good condition and should be properly sized. Upon installation, there should be legal permits issued. Regular maintenance and inspection should also be performed on the traps. Inspection should be done so that any physical damage to the grease trap may be immediately repaired. But there are incidences when the punctures or perforations are not immediately seen or even dismissed that’s why the grease trap leaks become worse.

FOG overflows into the untreated effluent when the grease trap is not well-cared for. The FOG is then carried through the sewer lines and there, it cools down. It hen hardens and sticks t the inner pipe walls, eventually blocking the normal flow of the wastewater towards the wastewater treatment facility. The untreated effluent backs up into the government housing units and the surrounding area, causing health, sanitation, and environmental problems. If the FOG overflow is caused by government housing grease trap leaking, then the grease trap installed should be repaired or replaced immediately. Unattended grease trap leaks will only add to the worsening of the FOG crisis in the country.

To prevent government housing grease trap leaking, a thorough inspection should be made initially before the grease trap is even installed. Only the manufacturers should install the grease trap so they would know if it was properly done. After that, inspection should be performed on a regular basis. Any repairs needed should be done by professionals only.

To make sure that the grease trap installed remains in top shape, only reliable additives should be used to  maintain it. Chemicals and enzymes should not be used at all because they only aggravate the situation by emulsifying the FOG and allowing it to mix with the untreated effluent. Bacteria should be the only ones used in making sure that the grease trap doesn’t accumulate FOG and solid wastes that long. Bacteria also make the grease trap odor-free and the environment, pollution-free.

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