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How to Clean a Grease Trap, Part One

Grease traps are essential for just about any type of restaurant, but they must be properly maintained on a regular basis. If you don’t think you’re grease traps are working as well as they used to, they may need a good cleaning. Take a look at the following steps to ensure you are keeping your grease traps in top shape.

The first thing you should do is gently remove the lid from the grease trap. You may need a pry bar to do this, but there is one important thing to remember: do this carefully so you don’t accidentally damage any of the parts inside. It can be easy to damage your grease trap during this step, costing you a lot of money down the road. Next, spend some time examining the trap inside to get an idea of where the parts are located. After you have a good idea of its layout, you can insert a measuring stick to identify how much grease and debris is trapped inside.

Before cleaning out any of the debris, you should pour any water in the grease trap into a bucket or some other type of container. Next, you will want to remove any of the waste inside, placing it into an airtight container. After the grease trap is empty, you can clean the sides and the lid, removing any waste that was left behind.

Once you complete these steps, you can put your grease trap together. You should start to notice better results from your grease trap, but if you are still having issues, contact the team at Freedom Septic Service today!

Taking Care of Septic Problems

Septic systems offer a number of benefits to home owners, but they don’t come without their problems. If a septic tank becomes full or backed up, it can lead to a wide range of issues that can become costly and frustrating to deal with. Taking care of any problems as soon as possible as always… Read more »

Will 2015 Be the Year of Portable Restrooms?

Whether you are planning a special event, managing a construction site, or working on any other outdoor project, having portable restrooms available is always a good idea. However, when most people think of a portable toilet, they picture a gross, dark box that has nothing more than a hole to sit on. Fortunately, there is… Read more »

The Rules and Regulations for Septic Tanks

Mahoning County and Trumbull County in Ohio have been locked in contention for the last decade on a rather odd subject: septic tanks. The rules and regulations for maintenance and fail safety plans for over 16,000 septic tank owners in Mahoning County and 21,000 septic tank owners in Trumbull County have been so hotly debated… Read more »

Septic Tanks in Winter

Winter can do wonders for a septic tank system – if the snow cover is significant. If, however, little snow occurs, frost without a fluffy snow insulator can wreak havoc on septic systems. Here are a few things to look out for this winter in regard to septic systems. First and foremost, keep an eye… Read more »

Common Septic Tank Problems and Warning Signs

When it comes to septic tanks, there are a few things that can go wrong. Although these systems come with many benefits, there are some things you need to pay careful attention to. We can fix just about any issue you run into, but being able to identify warning signs is always important. Follow this… Read more »

Experimental Septic Tank Put to Test

It can be exhausting and frustrating to have to deal with the problems and smell of septic tanks on a regular basis, especially poor septic tanks that really just shouldn’t be around anymore, or should be replaced. Or you can just get something to help out your septic tank, and actually eliminate a lot of… Read more »

Death by Septic in More than One Way

The dangers of septic tanks have been discussed in more than one instance already, but sometimes it isn’t the disease, or the leaking into the water supply, or the gases in the septic tank. Sometimes it is just the pipes that cause problems for people. That’s what happened to one man in Louisville, Kentucky; a… Read more »

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The Second Annual Septic Smart Week Tips

For those not in the septic tank world, they may not have been aware that the week of September 22-26th is the Septic Smart week, put on by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The week is all about making sure homeowners are aware that they have to take care of their septic tanks and what… Read more »

Texas Septic Problems

When one septic system fails, it’s a pretty big problem for a property owner. When a series of backups occur within a neighborhood, it can be a pretty big problem for a community. Freedom Septic Service always urges its customers to become more familiar with the needs of their septic systems to enjoy the best… Read more »