Grease trap pumping is an important part of the restaurant and commercial kitchen industry. Not only should you ensure your kitchen is sanitary, but it’s also vital to have your grease trap pumped on a regular basis. This will help to prevent clogs, backups, foul odors and pricey repair bills down the road.

In this blog, Front Range Septic will answer the top FAQs (frequently asked questions) about grease trap pumping. This will help you better understand why you need to maintain your grease trap and who to contact in your time of need. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

FAQs About Grease Trap Pumping

How Does a Grease Trap Work?

A grease trap is similar to a retention chamber — it intercepts grease and waste before they get into the wastewater disposal system. For more on what a grease trap is and how it functions, check out our blog, How a Grease Trap Works.

Why I Need Grease Trap Services?

If you don’t have your grease trap pumped regularly, then all of the grease, fats and oils will start to build up. This will result in an unpleasant smell, which isn’t good for business or your kitchen staff. Not to mention, the build up could increase your chances of a sewer backup during hours of operation that can lead to a restaurant shut down.

The main reason to have your grease trap cleaned is so you don’t put your customers, employees and restaurant at risk. Also if the grease isn’t properly disposed of, it could leak into the municipal water system. Not only is that bad for the environment and the community, but you could even be fined for it.

Am I Required to Pump My Grease Trap?

Yes, in some municipalities it is required that a restaurant has their grease trap pumped when solids reach a certain level in the tank. You will need to check with your local environmental health department to verify what is required in your county or city.

Contact Front Range Septic

Front Range Septic has a wide service area. We are a trusted provider of grease trap pumping in Northern Colorado towns like Milliken, Loveland, Greeley, Fort Collins and the surrounding communities. We offer reasonable prices and our experienced pumpers ensure every job is done right.

Give us a call today at 970-302-0457 to schedule your appointment.