If you are in the food preparation industry, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about grease traps. Fortunately, at Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning Corp., we know how to keep your grease traps clean and in compliance with Indiana state laws and regulations. Read on to learn more about what a grease trap is, and why it is so important to keep it clean.

What Is a Grease Trap?

A grease trap is a unit that wastewater flows through before entering the sewer system. When grease and water flow through the grease trap, the grease rises to the surface and is trapped in a series of plastic walls called baffles. The grease fills the trap from top down, and clean water exits the bottom of the trap into the sewer lines.

Why Do I Need a Grease Trap?

Grease containing animal fats (e.g., bacon grease) cools and solidifies at normal temperatures inside of pipes. Over time, solidified grease and food particles can lead to a blockage in sewer pipes, causing backups and sanitary sewer overflows. These overflows can be dangerous, costly, and time-consuming to remedy, and often result in fines and health code violations. Indiana state law mandates that all food service and food processing facilities install appropriately sized grease traps to prevent these backups from occurring.

Why Do I Need to Clean My Grease Trap?

Over time, grease accumulates on the walls and baffles of the grease trap, filling it from the top down. To prevent clogs and backed up sinks, we recommend cleaning your grease trap at least once every three months. At Commercial Grease Corp., we will thoroughly pump, scrape, and clean your grease trap so you can rest assured that your drains will flow freely until the next cleaning.

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At Commercial Grease Corp., our most satisfied customers know that the key to keeping their kitchens operating smoothly is to have regularly scheduled maintenance services for grease trap cleaning and drain cleaning. And if an emergency should arise, we will respond quickly to get your kitchen back up and running in no time. We proudly serve commercial kitchens and food processing plants in Muncie, Lafayette, Indianapolis, and throughout Indiana. Request service by calling (317) 269-0000.