Common Grease Trap Problems

At Freedom Septic Service, we offer a variety of services in order to keep your drain and sewage systems running properly, including grease trap repairs. Whether you own a residential or commercial property, there are a few things you can do to keep the grease traps in your building as clean as possible. We’ve already gone over some tips on how to clean grease traps in an earlier post, but now we want to tell you about some of the most common problems that can occur with grease traps.

If the grease trap in your property isn’t working correctly, there may be a few issues causing the problem. One of the main issues you may encounter is a clog in the crossover. If debris builds up in the system’s crossover line, it can make the liquid level uneven across both compartments. In some cases, this will even cause water to overflow from one compartment into the other.

Your grease trap could also be full, which basically means grease hasn’t been removed from the compartment in quite some time. If too much grease builds up, it could enter the second compartment, which in turn could lead to a host of problems like a clogged incoming and outgoing line. Fortunately, you can easily check to see whether or not it’s full by sticking a pole down the grease cap. If you can reach the bottom that means it’s full.

If you are encountering any of these problems or others with your grease trap, let us know! Our team can get it back in working order in no time.

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