To ensure that your wastewater disposal system functions efficiently and up to sanitation standards, grease trap cleaning and maintenance is essential. Grease traps collect fats, oils, and grease (FOG) in water systems such as kitchen restaurants to ensure that they don’t enter the sanitary sewer lines.

If grease traps are not taken care of, these substances may cause a build up or blocked lines, which is not only bad for your system, but it is also bad for business. Follow these tips on grease trap cleaning to keep your system and business running smoothly:

Grease Trap Cleaning Tips

Minimize the Grease

The simplest way to ensure that your lines don’t get blocked is to minimize what could potentially block them. Minimizing the amount of FOGs that go down your drain reduces the chances of a build up. Have your dishes cleared of solid waste and food products into the trash before they are cleaned in the sink. The less grease you put down the drain, the easier it is for the grease trap to do its job.

Avoid Putting Trash in your Trap

Many times grease traps are used a trash cans. Items such as straws, silverware, cups, paper products and rags are common items found in grease traps. These items are not meant to be put into the grease trap and can lead to costly line blockages or backups which could lead to a temporary shut down and costly emergency fees. Train your staff to dispose of the items in the proper receptacle.

Clean Your Grease Trap Regularly

Taking care of your grease trap is important. Therefore, you should have it cleaned regularly to ensure it does its job well; have a licensed grease hauler to clean and pump your system.

Cleaning should be done based upon the level of use, manufacturer’s specifications, or local city or county regulations , but you will always want to get your grease trap cleaned when 25% of the trap’s liquid level is grease or oil. Your trap should never have an unpleasant odor or show signs of blockage. If either of these signs are recognized, it’s time to clean your grease trap!

When it comes to pumping your grease trap, you will need to get it pumped regularly by a licensed grease trap hauler. Frequency can range from yearly, quarterly or monthly depending on the restaurant’s volume. Front Range Septic can help determine the frequency based on your needs. Keep your trap clean and sanitary to ensure that no blockages or problems occur.

Front Range Septic

Here at Front Range Septic, we provide many septic and grease trap services to all of Northern Colorado. We are a business licensed with with the State of Colorado for Waste Grease Disposal. Included in our services are grease trap cleaning and pumping. We can remove all solids and wastes from your trap and ensure that the waste is disposed of in a licensed facility. We will make sure that your system is operating with cleanliness and efficiency.

If you are in any need of grease trap services contact us today! Our services are reliable and affordable. We want to work with our customers to provide a regular maintenance schedule that fits your needs, so you don’t have to worry about setting up your next appointment. We will assist you in determining how often your grease trap needs to be pumped to help prevent any system issues.