Prevent Unwanted Problems by Routinely Cleaning Your Grease Trap

Grease Traps 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 completely clean a grease trap, so they call professionals like Freedom Septic Service to do it for them.

If a grease trap is not cleaned regularly, the build up in the trap can start to stink. Where will the odor go? It’ll find a way out of the trap and start to smell up your kitchen. This is particularly bad if you happen to own/run a kitchen where you’ve got customers in the dining room paying for meals. They certainly don’t want to eat somewhere that literally stinks. Do you want the health department on your case? No you do not.

It’s recommended that grease traps should be completely drained and scraped free of all solids and greases on a monthly basis, which will also help reduce the amount of hydrogen sulfide eating away at metal grease traps.

The more greases and solids that flow through your trap, the more likely you are to have a backup. Clogged, smelly drains can be an expensive disaster, especially if they’re occurring in public, for-profit places like restaurants and hotels.

When the grease/solids fraction is 25% or more of the total volume of the trap, then it should be cleaned. Freedom Septic Service of Sykesville, Maryland, can do grease trap cleaning in a professional way. Freedom Septic serves customers in Maryland, with an emphasis on the city of Baltimore where there are plenty of grease traps that need regular cleaning. Call 410-795-2947 to schedule an appointment to have your grease trap checked and/or cleaned.

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