A grease trap is hidden under the floor or somewhere out of sight and out of the way. However, it is vital that you maintain your system including grease trap cleaning. A grease trap is hidden under the floor or somewhere out of sight and out of the way. However, it is vital that you maintain your system including grease trap cleaning.
What Is A Grease Trap?
A grease trap is part of the plumbing system. The function of the grease trap is to separate fats, oils, and grease (FOG) from the wastewater on the way to the sewer. The water will continue to flow into the sewer and the FOG will remain in the trap. If this is a busy business, the trap may fill up fast.
How Often Do I Need to Complete Grease Trap Cleaning?
Most grease traps need to be cleaned every three or four months. If the business is busier it may require grease trap cleaning more often. Grease traps need to be cleaned and maintained by professionals. When your trap is full, let us come and clean it.
What Happens If I Don’t Clean My Trap?
There are many concerns that happen if you don’t complete grease trap cleaning on a regular basis.
- The most noticeable is the smell. When the FOG builds up, mold, decomposing and decaying food sit in the mixture of the grease. This mixture can give a foul smell. This can be a health hazard to your employees and will drive your customers away.
- A grease trap backup can then go into the sewer system. This would require additional cleaning, and this could also damage the sewer system. The city could then have your company pay for the damage.
- If the grease trap is not cleaned properly, it could back up into the plumbing system. This could cause expensive unplanned repairs.
- Above all a full grease trap can damage your hard-earned reputation; and this is more costly than any fine or repair bill.
Cleaning the Grease Trap Is Good for the Environment
When we think of protecting the environment, a grease trap is not something that normally comes to mind, but a clean grease trap can help. When a grease trap becomes full and overflows into the sewer or backs up the plumbing, the FOG can then escape into major waterways or underground drain fields. This can then damage the natural environment. Grease trap cleaning can prevent damage to the environment (and avoid hefty environmental fines).
Grease trap cleaning saves money from fines and unexpected costly repairs. Watching your grease trap, knowing when it is filling up, and calling us to empty and clean the trap can save money. We have over 30 years of experience and with a simple call, we can arrange the cleaning and maintenance of your grease trap before it’s too late. Check us out by visiting this page to learn about all our services and how we can help you.