No one likes to deal with grease traps, but everyone loves what these devices do. Grease traps keep sewer lines flowing effectively in a commercial kitchen. If you let them get too full, you’ll be stuck dealing with a smelly, messy, expensive backup.
Thankfully, Mr. Rooter® Plumbing can help before things get that far. We offer commercial grease trap pumping services that maintain your kitchen’s efficiency and cleanliness. So, whether you need grease trap cleaning and pumping or have a plumbing emergency in your kitchen, we have the tools and skills to get the job done.
What Is Grease Trap Pumping?
Grease trap pumping is the process of removing the materials that accumulate in a grease trap and taking them away to the proper processing facilities. A grease trap intercepts grease and oil from wastewater in kitchens before that water flows through to the sewer lines. This works because grease and oil aren’t as dense as water, so these substances float on top. A grease trap catches this grease using a series of “baffles.” These traps eventually need to be cleaned to prevent grease buildup from clogging the trap.
Types of Commercial Grease Traps
There are three main types of commercial grease traps used in businesses in the United States:
- Grease traps, or small passive hydro-mechanical grease interceptors
- Automatic oil and grease cleaning systems
- Pre-cast, big concrete gravity grease interceptors
At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we service all three kinds of grease traps. Call the location in your area to find out if your local Mr. Rooter provides the grease trap pumping services you need.
Commercial Plumbing Services
Our team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing offers commercial services. Many businesses—including restaurants and other businesses within the food service industry—schedule regular grease trap cleaning.
If you want your commercial kitchen to keep serving you well, it’s important to keep your lines free of clogs. A backup caused by an overfilled grease trap is bad for business. Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing to prevent that problem before it affects your reputation or your bottom line.
Need more than just grease trap cleaning? We offer the following services related to grease traps:
- Grease disposal
- Grease trap cleaning
- Grease trap maintenance
- Grease trap repair
- Grease trap installation and replacement
Whether you need your grease trap cleaned, repaired, or replaced entirely, you can rely on our team to do the job right!
Grease Trap Pumping FAQs
How often should a grease trap be pumped?
Most grease traps require cleaning every three months, though some need to be cleaned more frequently. Your needs will depend on your kitchen’s capacity and the types of foods you prepare.
It’s best to follow the one-quarter rule rather than a specific schedule. The one-quarter rule says that when your grease trap is one-quarter full, you need to clean it out. This prevents overflow and gives plenty of breathing room in case your cleaning plans are delayed.
What is the best way to clean a grease trap?
Hiring a professional for grease trap cleaning is the best way to carry out the task. If it’s done poorly, it can lead to backups, clogs, and other problems. Hiring a professional to clean your grease trap eliminates the guesswork.
Professionals clean grease traps by removing the lid and identifying its parts. After doing so, they will extract the grease and waste and bag it up for disposal.
Afterwards, they will clean and wash out the trap before testing its functionality. The trap will then be fully reinstalled and tested a second time.
Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing for the Best Service!
The plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing can get the job done. We’re licensed plumbing experts with a track record of outstanding service. We’re excited to tell you more about the commercial plumbing services that we provide at Mr. Rooter Plumbing! Call us to learn more, or request a job estimate online..