Grease Trap Cleaning
We have equipment and capabilities for pumping and transporting grease from the most difficult locations and can remove any volume of liquids as well as any consistency of grease, even solid form. We also provide affordable high-value maintenance plans for proactive grease trap cleaning.
Grease Trap Cleaning Is Critical
When maintained properly, grease traps prevent your restaurant kitchen grease and food waste materials from entering the city sewer system. Grease is a leading cause of sanitary sewer overflows, since it clogs sanitary sewer lines and ultimately causes line blockages. The result is all too frequent discharges of untreated wastewater into streets, homes and commercial enterprises. Ultimately these problematic waste streams enter our local waterways, where they cause further cleanup costs and restrict recreation, tourism and commerce. Your traps must be regularly emptied and periodically cleaned to prevent costly and dirty back-ups or over-flows.
How Grease Traps Work
The purpose of a grease trap (or interceptor) is to prevent grease and food solids from entering the sanitary sewer system. This is accomplished by capturing all of the waste deposited in the drain (mostly water) in the primary separation basin. The water in the trap (from the drains) cools the grease to room temperature, solidifying it. Because grease is lighter than water, it floats to the top. the food solids, that are heavier than water sink to the bottom.
A crossover pipe located in the middle of the wall separating the primary from the secondary separation compartment allows the cleaner water to flow into the secondary separation basin. The “primary” provides the majority of the separation, while some of the grease still suspended in the water makes its way through the crossover and is captured in the “secondary” creating a second separation.
The outgoing line leaves the secondary and establishes the normal liquid level, then it will flow to the sanitary sewer system. A properly functioning grease trap should always maintain a normal liquid level.
Our Grease Trap Solution
Unlike many grease trap companies that just skim the top of the grease trap, Agentis cleans and evacuates 100% of the trap content, providing life cycle asset savings by ensuring that the trap and the pipes leading to it are well maintained and in compliance with regulations and best industry practices. Additionally, we scrape the walls and powerwash the bottom, sidewalls, inlet and outlet pipes, and the baffles of the traps with the exception of very small interior traps where the use of a pressure washer might damage the trap and/or splash water and debris in the kitchen area creating an unsafe work environment.
Agentis Plumbing provides much more than just simple pumping services. This is important because the business of wastewater has become very complex and calls for a heightened awareness of environmental impacts, a detailed understanding of regulatory accountability and the capability to handle the increasing costs of operating a modern transportation fleet. We succeed because we understand these issues and deliver the comprehensive business solution to ensure they are addressed.
Grease Trap Maintenance
Grease traps need regular maintenance to function properly and avoid failure. This includes a regular pumping and disposal schedule, periodic inspection and cleaning, and occasional repair or replacement. Proper trap function also prevents backups and damage to interior plumbing structures. A certified liquid waste removal service is required to meet local and state cleaning guidelines. Frequency of pumping and cleaning depends on regulations and the size of the trap, ranging anywhere from biweekly to quarterly.
Agentis Plumbing has an affordable high-value Grease Trap Maintenance Plan and can recommend the appropriate service schedule after an initial consultation or service call.
Prompt and professional service. Excellent price. Neat and knowledgeable technicians. Would highly recommend.
- Kevin W.