Grease Trap Cleaning

Posted on July 30, 2017

If not regularly maintained, clogged grease traps can be the single biggest hassle for restaurants. In fact, they can cause a complete shutdown. That would mean a loss in revenue while still having to cover the cost of an expensive drainage repair.

One of the most common waste products for any restaurant is grease. The combination of cooking oils, animal fats, and other sludge-like waste produced in significant quantities from food preparation can build up quickly. As these substances cool, they begin to harden and stick to the inside of the drain pipes. The accumulation can lead to major sanitary problems. This solid mass will eventually obstruct the flow of waste water, cause sewage to back up, or clog the septic system entirely.

The easiest way to prevent this from becoming a problem is with grease traps, but traps can only be effective when professionally and frequently maintained.

Grease traps capture grease before it gets into your drain system. But regular maintenance, by way of grease removal and pipe cleaning, are needed to keep grease traps working properly. Frequency of cleaning will depend on the size of the interceptor and the volume of grease it receives. By calculating the daily use of the grease trap, we can determine the frequency of grease trap cleaning needed. But it’s good to start with a weekly cleaning.

If you’re interested in Raider Rooter’s grease trap services, or one of our commercial drain services, call us at 866.6RAIDER. A skilled representative will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and schedule your next appointment, or you can schedule it online. With years of experience serving Broward and Palm Beach, our goal is to provide quality service at affordable prices.

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