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What Happens if You Don’t Have Your Grease Trap Cleaned Regularly

Do you have a grease trap installed in your commercial kitchen? If not, you should. Grease traps are incredibly useful devices designed to protect both your sewer system and the city sewer main from clogs. They’re so good at their jobs that most cities have made them legally required for commercial food establishments that include a kitchen. If you don’t clear out your grease trap on a regular basis, though, you could end up with just as many problems as not having one at all. Let’s take a look at grease traps, and why you need professional grease trap cleaning services.

What Is a Grease Trap?

A grease trap is essentially a large rectangular chamber that sits in your building’s sewer line. As waste flows into the grease trap, FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease) will float to the top while more solid waste will sink to the bottom. This allows only liquid waste to flow through the grease trap and into the city sewer main. Unfortunately, the grease trap has no way to get rid of this waste once it’s collected it. This is why it needs to be cleaned out on a regular basis.

When to Have the Grease Trap Cleaned

If the grease trap isn’t cleaned out at least once every three months or so, depending on the individual situation, it will end up becoming so clogged with waste that it will block the sewer line. That will cause the sewer line to back up, creating all sorts of really unpleasant and frustrating problems for you. The best way to keep everything functioning as it should is simply to get your grease trap cleaned out every three months.

If you have a grease trap that needs to be cleaned out, call The Sunny Plumber. We offer grease trap cleaning services throughout Tucson, AZ.

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