The importance of grease traps
A grease trap plays a critical role in your foodservice operation. When installed and maintained properly, the grease trap interceptor is a safe, clean way to rid your restaurant of fats, oil and grease (FOG). When there’s a glitch in your grease trap system, it can lead to sewer or drain backups and noxious odors. Proper grease trap cleaning and maintenance is a must to keep your operations running efficiently. Mahoney Environmental provides both indoor and outdoor grease trap maintenance to commercial businesses in the food service industry. Our trained technicians fully inspect and service your grease trap in a timely manner that works with your hours and needs.
Understanding Your Grease Traps
Grease traps are important for keeping fats, oil, and grease from food production from entering the sewer line with waste water. When waste water enters the grease trap, a system of baffles causes the oils and grease to rise from the water and become trapped within the receptacle.
The water at the bottom of the receptacle is allowed to pass through into the sewer line as the grease and oil accumulate from the top down. If the grease and oil are allowed to accumulate too much, it can clog the grease trap and cause a backup.
Warning Signs of a Clog
A clogged inside grease trap can cause a backup that brings water and possibly sewage into your kitchen. A clog can also cause noxious fumes from the oil and grease to linger in the kitchen because there is nowhere for the fumes to vent. If you have an outside grease trap, a clog may cause a backup in your main sewer line and cause the water to come up out of the manhole covers.
The main reason that grease traps become clogged is because they are not being rodded frequently enough to remove the built-up debris. Make sure you regularly check your grease traps to ensure that the grease and oil haven’t accumulated too much in the receptacle or have clogged the lines in and out of the trap.
You must rod out the grease trap and the inlet and outlet pipes to remove the built-up debris. Having a professional commercial grease trap cleaning company such as Mahoney Environmental provide regular maintenance for your grease traps to prevent clogs and breakdowns from old or faulty equipment. Our professionals have the expertise and the proper tools to clean and maintain your grease traps.
And you do want to have your commercial grease trap cleaned on a regular basis to avoid serious issues such as:
Restaurant Grease Trap Cleaning Services
For almost 60 years, Mahoney Environmental has been a leading provider of grease trap maintenance and cleaning services for the food service industry. Our professionals will regularly inspect your grease traps and ensure they are working properly to help prevent clogs and overflows. You can expect the following from these services:
- Regularly scheduled maintenance: Our professionals will come at a scheduled time to ensure your grease traps are cleaned and maintained regularly.
- Trap cleaning and repair: We will thoroughly clean inside and outside grease traps and provide any repairs if necessary.
- Rodding and jetting: we have the proper equipment to rod out clogged areas and ensure all buildup and debris is removed.
- Inspection report: We will provide you with a full report each time we service your grease traps.
- History reports: We will record the history of your grease trap as we provide our maintenance services to keep track of all past issues and help identify potential problems.
- Emergency 24/7 cleanup: We are available 24/7 to clean and maintain grease traps in an emergency situation.
Compliance with municipal and state regulations: Because your grease traps drain into the main sewer line that feeds into the municipal sewer, you need to be in compliance with municipal and state regulations. Our professionals understand these regulations and will ensure your grease traps are in compliance.
What Businesses Need Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning
Over the years Mahoney Environmental has worked with hundreds of businesses such as:
Hotels / Golf Clubs
Hospitals and more
Our vast experience virtually guarantees that no matter what your needs are we will be able to help you maintain your grease trap in a way that complies with local ordinance.
Grease Trap Cleaning Cost
There’s no hard and fast answer to that question. The best way to find out is to give us a call and we’ll be able to give you a quote over the phone. Our quotes are no biding and you have nothing to loose by calling us.