Category Archives: Grease Traps

How to Get Rid of Kitchen Grease and Oil

How to Get Rid of Kitchen Grease and Oil

When cooking on the stove with oil, you’re going to be gathering quite a bit of grease. It’s important to know that you should never be dumping the excess grease down the kitchen sink. This will cause a lot of problems over time, especially dumping grease and food down the drain.

bacon grease from cooking baconWhat happens when I pour grease down the drain?

The grease will travel down the drain and into the sewers where it mixes up with all the other junk down there. The grease globs can build up in your drains, but when it travels to the sewers it mixes with other fats. This can cause backups in sewer pipes and will be problematic down the road.

Where to put the grease?

There are a few options when it comes to disposing of the grease.

Here they are:

  • Use a container – One option would be to dump the grease into a sealed container and keep it under the sink. The grease will harden over time, and you’ll be able to throw it out in the garbage.
  • Reuse it for cooking – This is an option you can take, but the problem arises if the grease was used with cooking shrimp and you’re looking to cook something else. You’re not going to want the shrimp flavor stuck in it.
  • Take to Landfill/Oil Recycling Station – If you have quite a bit of grease, you can always take it sealed to a landfill or an oil recycling station to dispose of it.

Freedom Septic Service

It’s important to never pour grease down your drain. Problems will arise in your own septic system as well, and they can be very costly.

At Freedom Septic Service, we provide septic system cleaning, grease trap pumping, and septic tank installation. We are licensed and certified to install septic tanks per the latest Maryland state guidelines. Contact Freedom Septic Service at 410-795-2947 today!


What Not to Put Down Your Kitchen Sink

What Not to Put Down Your Kitchen Sink

We tend to forget about what we throw down our kitchen sink because of cooking and cleaning. This can be a major problem if we don’t make sure we are watching what we put down. There can be some clogging and back-up in the drain and grease trap. These Should NOT be in the drain:Continue Reading

Three Signs that Your Kitchen Grease Trap Needs to be Cleaned

Kitchen grease traps work hard to intercept greases and solids from entering your wastewater disposal system and sewers. However, when these plumbing devices get clogged, issues arise that indicate it is time for a thorough cleaning. Here are a few tell-tale signs that it’s time to clean your kitchen grease trap! Water draining slower thanContinue Reading

Don’t Let a Dirty Grease Trap Put Your Restaurant at Risk

Grease traps are essential tools for businesses in the restaurant industry, but simply installing a grease trap is not enough. The grease trap also needs to be cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. That’s because dirty grease traps aren’t just unappetizing; they can be downright dangerous as well. The first thing you’re likely toContinue Reading

Commonly Asked Questions about Grease Traps

Grease messes with sewers in a way that causes blockages. Of course, as you’d imagine, it’s no good if and when a sewer gets blocked up. Oftentimes, wastewater ends up overflowing, damaging people’s property as well as infiltrating local bodies of water. Gross. People are smart, though, about grease– thankfully. There’s such a thing asContinue Reading

Prevent Unwanted Problems by Routinely Cleaning Your Grease Trap

You don’t tend to think of grease too much, but if you totally ignore it, there’ll be problems. A grease trap is a plumbing device that intercepts most greases and solids before they enter a wastewater disposal system. You should clean your grease trap regularly. Of course, most people aren’t sure on how to completelyContinue Reading