Grease Trap Cleaning
Grease Trap Cleaning and Repair
When your grease trap needs cleaning or repair, leave the dirty work to Mr. Rooter® Plumbing. We offer commercial grease trap service to businesses throughout Oneida, Rome and Utica. With a staff of trained technicians and available 24-hour service, we can ensure your grease trap is running its best at all times. Call our toll-free number for immediate attention.
Grease Trap Basics
Grease traps are found in many commercial facilities that handle food, including restaurants and processing facilities. Liquid grease causes a number of problems in septic systems and municipal waste processing plants — any business that produces a lot of grease is required to have a grease trap to prevent excessive amounts of fats and oils from entering their sewage system. A grease trap is essentially a large holding tank to give liquid grease and fat the chance to cool, allowing it to separate from wastewater. Like most plumbing appliances, a grease trap requires regular cleaning and maintenance to run properly.
Commercial Grease Trap Warning Signs
There are a number of signs which could indicate your grease trap needs repair. Slow or backed-up drains, rancid odors, gurgling noises or a slippery, oily floor with no other cause usually indicate your grease trap requires repair or cleaning. Putting off service to your restaurant's grease trap can lead to a number of problems, such as slips and falls, fines from your municipality, and even potentially deadly grease fires. Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing for all commercial grease trap issues. Not only can we fix the problem, but we can put you on a customized maintenance schedule that prevents it from recurring.
Grease Trap Cleaning: What's Involved
Cleaning a grease trap is a multi-step process that varies depending on the type of trap and the nature of the facility. Typically, service will include emptying the trap, checking for leaks or other potential problems, and thoroughly cleaning it with a non-enzyme based, non-acidic solution. Properly disposing of accumulated grease is another essential component of grease trap cleaning.
How Often Should I Clean My Grease Trap
How often you should clean your grease trap depends primarily on usage, but as a general rule it should be done at least every three months. Ask your local plumber to help you determine the best cleaning and maintenance schedule for your grease trap based on your usage.
Preventative Maintenance Saves You Money
Mr. Rooter Plumbing offers grease trap cleaning as a component of our AdvantagePlan® preventative maintenance program. By having your grease trap professionally cleaned and inspected on a regular basis, you'll prevent the need for costly emergency repairs. AdvantagePlan members also receive priority scheduling and discounted pricing on repairs and maintenance. We will also keep a record of all service performed on your traps, which can be important for demonstrating bylaw compliance.
For emergency repairs or regular maintenance, trust Mr. Rooter Plumbing with all your commercial grease trap needs. We offer service for restaurants and other businesses throughout Rome, Utica, Oneida and surrounding areas. Call our toll-free number today for more information.