Car wash owners know just how quickly grit solids can become a problem. All the dirt, sand, and oil that gets washed off the vehicle has to go somewhere: the grit trap. These types of traps, also known as sand traps, separates heavier debris from wastewater, allowing the water to flow into the sewer system.
Grit traps are found in most automotive businesses that have a car wash, including car dealerships, auto body shops, and paint and body shops. When too much grit accumulates and clogs the trap, it can cause an overflow into the facility or cause the public to come into contact with sanitary waste.
An overflowing grit trap can be expensive to fix, and the owner can face fines and penalties that hurt their business and reputation. If you need help with your grit trap, our waste removal team can help you clean up!
Regular maintenance is key when owning and operating a car wash. Silver City Processing offers grit cleaning and maintenance services that ensure you stay in compliance with local ordinances regarding water collection, treatment, and disposal.
We document every job we do and provide you with the paperwork, so you’re always ready for inspection. We also offer 24/7 emergency services for customers on a routine service cycle.
It’s tempting to wait until the last minute before contacting a grit trap service. You’re saving money by not paying for a regular cycle or having water hauled off as the trap fills with more grit, right? Wrong. Hedging your bets against the public’s health is never a safe play. We caution you against waiting to have your grit trap cleaned regularly for several reasons:
In the end, car wash owners on a regular grit trap maintenance cycle often pay the same or less than those who are not in a year. Not having to pay costly fines and penalties or gamble with your reputation can really help your wallet and peace of mind.
It just makes sense to be on a regular cycle. Give us a call to learn more about our service cycle programs.
Check how grit built-up can affect your trap and cause clogs or overflow.