Most commercial businesses don’t realize the grease traps are up for cleaning until the worst happens; clogging. A regular inspection to determine the level of buildup is imperative. You must check if pumping-out services are required. It is also important to keep track of your cleaning schedule to remain compliant.
Why Clean Your Grease Traps
As a commercial business, you should pump your traps to:
Meet your social responsibility
Clean your traps consistently to avoid releasing waste into the public sewage system. Besides reducing the public utility needs, you will be friendly to the environment.
Prevent sewer backups
If the interceptor traps clog with grease, the sewer line is likely to block since wastewater will not flow effectively. Maintaining the traps will reduce backup to the toilet, bathroom, kitchen, or other parts of the home. Routine grease trap maintenance also decreases overflow problems.
If you fail to clean your trap, you could face legal action, which may include hefty fines. Buildup increases repair needs and related costs. Conducting regular clean-ups will prevent such scenarios and keep the interceptors from overfilling.
Ensure healthy business operation
Hiring a professional will ensure early repairs before things escalate. Clean traps don’t emit bad smells that could affect the customers. Commercial hotels and restaurants rely heavily on the operability of their traps.
PSI offers cost-effective and comprehensive pumping services available at your convenience.
Tips to Maintain Grease Traps
Follow these tips to maintain your traps:
- Reduce the amount of grease, grime, and food waste going down the drains by scraping the utensils before washing.
- Wipe dry the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher.
- Clean the traps off business hours to prevent bad odor.
- Reduce garbage disposal usage by throwing out the food waste in leftover bins.
- Recycle used cooking oil.
- PSI recommends grease trap cleaning after three months or when the interceptors hold 25% capacity.
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