When Should You Schedule a Grease Trap Cleaning?

grease trap cleaningWhether you’re opening a new restaurant or have been in business for years, you know how important proper equipment maintenance is. Unfortunately, grease traps usually fall into the “out of sight, out of mind,” category. Neglecting to have you grease trap fully cleaned on a regular basis, however, can cause a lot of problems. Clogged drains during the madness of a Sunday lunch rush can be disastrous! Manufacturers typically recommend that you schedule a grease trap cleaning every 30 to 90 days. That’s a pretty large window of time, but the frequency of cleanings greatly depends upon how busy your restaurant is. Here are three signs it’s time to schedule a great trap cleaning appointment with your local septic service company.

Strong Smells

A smelly kitchen isn’t only difficult to conduct business in, it’s also a sign that it’s time to clean your grease trap. Food waste that sits too long can produce strong and unpleasant odors. If you notice strong smells coming from your sink drains, it’s time to clean your grease trap.

Poor Sink Drainage

While your grease trap is intended to catch most food waste, once it’s full, there’s nowhere for the solids to go. This means you’re more likely to experience difficulty with poor drainage or clogged piping. Don’t wait to clean your grease trap until a problem has already developed.

Problems with Plumbing

Believe it or not, your kitchen isn’t the only place that will suffer if your grease trap is too full. Plumbing throughout your facility can start having problems, too. If you notice issues with low water levels in your bathrooms, it could actually be a result of a poorly maintained grease trap.

Think You Should Schedule a Grease Trap Cleaning Today?

As a restaurant owner, you know it’s absolutely imperative that you keep your business running smoothly. You don’t have time for slow draining or clogged kitchen sinks. Make sure you schedule regular grease trap cleanings. Snohomish Septic Service is here to help. We offer a variety of services, including grease trap cleanings, septic system maintenance, septic tank pumping, septic system installations, and septic inspections. To learn more about our company and the many ways we can assist your business, visit our website. Make sure you check out our special offers page! Call (360)310-4430 with questions, to schedule a grease trap cleaning appointment, or request a free quote for one of our other services!

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Edited by Justin Vorhees