Grease Traps Cleaning Services
Grease traps, separators and interceptors all need to be cleaned regularly. So do the lines leading to them. Small traps and separators are generally cleaned by employees.
However, some large interceptors can hold hundreds of gallons of grease, oil and fat. This FOG, as it is known, cannot be allowed to flow into the sewer system. FOG and other waste congeals in the pipes and causes clogs and blockages. Regular cleaning is essential to ensure these interceptors do not themselves become clogged.
Cleaners also have to maintain and repair pumps. On occasion, pumps might have to be replaced. Mostly, however, their task is to remove the congealed oil and grease and dispose of it properly. Then they clean the tank. This is, for the most part, manual labor and can be somewhat unpleasant. They also empty tanks that contain waste. Historically, grease has been taken to landfills. However, concerns over environmental damage has led to recycling the waste. Recovered grease is sometimes rendered and used as fuel. Some companies also clean sand pits, used to collect water that runs off from car washes. Clogs and blocks have to be removed, often by scooping out grease and putting it in drums. Companies also hire drivers to haul away the waste.
Many jurisdictions require restaurants and commercial kitchens to have grease traps. Until and unless a better way to dispose of fat and oil is invented, these grease trap cleaning companies will continue to have a lot of business, especially in larger, and highly populated metropolitan areas.