22 Dec Start The New Year With Grease Trap Cleaning
Start The New Year With Grease Trap Cleaning
Following the holiday rush in your restaurant kitchen, your grease trap likely needs to be pumped. It’s good practice to have your grease trap professionally cleaned at least once a quarter, but in busy seasons, you may need more frequent pumping services. Starting the new year with a clean grease trap means you reduce your risk of clogs, protect your plumbing system, and support your kitchen with running as smoothly as possible.
What Is A Grease Trap?
A grease trap is designed to prevent Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) from entering into the local sewer. The trap is a containment system that catches the FOG from your restaurant kitchen’s floor drains, kitchen sinks, dishwashers, and food disposal systems when the plumbing system is designed correctly.
When your kitchen’s waste enters the grease trap, debris and dirt sink to the bottom of the containment, while the grease floats to the top. A baffle, or plastic wall, sits inside the trap to control the flow of wastewater. It allows the middle layer of water to pass through to the second chamber. If the grease trap isn’t pumped regularly, grease will build up and clog the outlet. It’s much more budget-friendly to schedule routine grease trap cleaning than to shut down your restaurant for days at a time to make major repairs to your plumbing because of tank failure or rupture.
Preventative Grease Trap Maintenance
Make 2020 the year you schedule preventative grease trap cleaning. By having routine maintenance performed on your restaurant kitchen, you’ll keep things running smoothly. Enjoy the three main benefits of preventative maintenance on your grease trap.
- Extend plumbing life: When you treat your plumbing before catastrophes occur, you can catch small issues before they become major plumbing emergencies. Ultimately, your grease trap and entire plumbing system will last longer thanks to proper care.
- Better kitchen functionality: When your grease trap is full, every drain in your kitchen is slow to release wastewater. Drains are slow, leaving food and waste residue in sinks, on the floor, and in the dishwashing machine.
- Reduce clogs: A tank full of grease and fats is more likely to create severe clogs in your plumbing system. By emptying the tank regularly, you prevent debilitating clogs from forming in your pipes.
The Elvis Service Company has the specialized equipment and trained professionals to effectively clean your grease trap and perform routine maintenance as needed. Our team will monitor your grease trap and determine how often you should have the tank emptied. While many businesses are able to schedule cleaning every 8 to 12 weeks, other commercial kitchens will need to have the tank pumped once monthly.
Grease Trap Cleaning Pricing
Grease trap pricing will depend on the current condition of your trap, the size of the holding tank, and when it was last cleaned. If you’re unsure of the size of your grease trap, the Elvis Service Company can perform a routine inspection and tell you the size of the trap.
Contact our experienced team today for Myrtle Beach grease trap cleaning.