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Grease Trap Cleaning

Commercial grease traps are commonly found outside the main building. Look at the ground near the wall surfaces by your kitchen's dishwashing area- they look just like a manhole or a septic tank cover. If your kitchen has a basement, you might sometimes find your grease trap down there to keep away from the frost.


Grease traps should be cleaned every 4-6 weeks. An unmaintained grease trap won't stop grease waste from going into the sanitary sewer or septic system. Grease blockages are disastrous for restaurants, as well as posing as a fire hazard. Disinfecting a restaurant with grease blockages can close your establishment down for at least two days.

Attempting to clean your grease trap could turn into your biggest nightmare. Employ a credible cleaning service specialist to make sure the grease waste is disposed of responsibly.

Cleaning Procedure

Before you cleanse your grease trap, wait for the water to cool down inside the catch. Wait 10 minutes after emptying the wastewater from the 3-compartment sink or automatic dishwasher.

  • First, remove the lid. Pay close attention as most grease traps are under the 3-compartment sink.
  • Put a ruler into the grease trap and note how many inches of grease are in the catch. This should be recorded in a FOG report supplied by the EPA.
  • Eliminate any water from your grease trap, either with a scoop or a small pump. Set this water aside.
  • Start digging out the grease from your trap. You can use a bucket, a shovel or another heavy duty scooper.
  • Scrape the bottom, sides and lid to remove excess grease. This will help prevent accumulations from other debris you haven't removed.
  • Thoroughly clean parts of your trap and flush the screens out.
  • Put the water from Step 3 back into your grease trap.
  • Properly reinstall any removed parts and replace the lid.

Whether you need a cleaning, service, or responsible grease disposal at licensed facilities, D4 Drains provides reliable industrial plumbing services.