When you’re in the middle of a dinner rush, your restaurant doesn’t have time for a clogged grease trap. To avoid this catastrophe, schedule routine grease trap cleaning services with Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning Corp. A quarterly visit from our team will keep your commercial kitchen free of grease and operating at top capacity. In the meantime, if you notice any of these three occurrences in your kitchen, schedule grease trap service immediately to avoid a major clog.

3 Signs It's Time to Have Your Grease Trap Pumped

1. Bad Smells

A smelly sink is one of the primary indicators that your grease trap needs to be cleaned. Grease traps are designed to prevent grease, oil, and food particles from entering the sewer system. These waste materials solidify and collect at the top of the grease trap. Over time, as these waste materials degrade, they spoil and begin to emit a foul odor. Even worse, a small amount of heat is released during decomposition, creating a fire hazard.

2. Drainage Issues

The EPA recommends cleaning your grease trap when it is at 25% capacity. Staying below this threshold allows water to flow freely through the grease trap and into the sewer system. A slow-draining sink likely means your grease trap is full and needs cleaned immediately. If left unattended, grease and debris can back up into the drain, causing a serious clog.

3. Systemic Drain Problems

All of the drains in your facility ultimately empty into one main sewer line. If your grease trap is clogged, the main sewer line may begin to clog as well. In turn, all of the drains throughout your facility, including toilets, bathroom sinks, and tub drains, will begin to back up. If you notice issues with the drains throughout your facility, your grease trap may be at the root of the issue.

Schedule Service

Don’t wait until it’s too late; schedule grease trap cleaning with Commercial Grease Corp today. In addition to grease trap pumping, we also perform routine drain cleaning, hydro jetting, and a variety of other commercial plumbing services. Located in Indianapolis, we proudly serve clients in Muncie, Lafayette, and throughout Indiana. Call (317) 269-0000 to request service today.