What is a grease trap?

If you own a restaurant, you should have a grease trap in your kitchen. These devices separate grease and other solids from wastewater by slowing the velocity of the water and allowing the grease to float to the surface. The grease trap then allows water to flow out, but keeps a space for the grease to collect.

Why are grease traps important?

Grease becomes a solid at room temperature, so when it’s poured down drains, it can easily clog them. A grease trap stops the grease from moving on through the pipes and causing clogs in difficult-to-access places. This device saves you and your business from major plumbing problems down the road.

What do we do?

When your grease trap builds up lots of grease, it needs to be cleaned. Other plumbing services may only clean the top layer of grease, significantly shortening the lifespan of your grease trap before it needs to be replaced. But at The Drainman, we remove all of the grease, leaving the trap spotless and completely functional which also extends its lifespan.

How do we dispose of the grease?

Grease disposal is both a plumbing concern as well as an environmental concern. If grease isn’t disposed of properly, it can end up in sewers, where it can cause bacteria buildup and host pests. Some restaurants may attempt to dispose of grease on their own, but they can be penalized for “illegal dumping” and “groundwater contamination.”

Our experts at The Drainman stick to the best practices. After cleaning your grease trap, we’ll either dispose of the grease at fully permitted disposal sites or process it at one of our licensed rendering facilities. Our documentation provides a “cradle to grave” record of what happens to your grease.