One of the most important elements of an efficient commercial kitchen or food processing plant is a clean grease trap. But keeping a grease trap clean is a dirty and difficult job. Follow the steps below to keep your grease trap clean, or take the simple, efficient option of hiring Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning Corp. Our services will save you time and money in the long run as we keep your grease trap and drains flowing freely.

Grease Trap Cleaning and Maintenance

Do’s and Don’ts of Grease Traps

Grease traps are only effective if they are properly installed and maintained. Never connect a dishwasher to your grease trap; the hot water will liquify the grease and carry it into the sewer system, leading to potential clogs. Furthermore, do not use a grease trap in conjunction with a garbage disposal as this can lead to clogs. Grease traps must be regularly cleaned and inspected to make sure that all parts inside the trap are in good shape.

DIY Grease Trap Cleaning

Depending upon the size of the unit, grease traps should be cleaned frequently (weekly or monthly depending upon the manufacturer’s recommendations). To do so, remove the lid and baffles, and make sure the flow restrictor is in place. Scoop off the top layer of grease and deposit it in a food-grade, sealable bucket. Remove water and solids from the trap and scrape the bottom, sides, and baffle with a putty knife. When finished, replace the lid and baffles, and fill the grease trap with water.

Grease Trap Pumping

Hiring Commercial Grease Corp. is a great alternative to DIY grease trap cleaning. Our services will keep your drains flowing freely so you can focus on the important task of managing your kitchen. Our powerful water jetting services remove stubborn clogs quickly and efficiently. And, our technicians will thoroughly pump your grease traps and dispose of waste for you.

Request Service

At Commercial Grease Corp., your satisfaction is our goal. As such, we schedule service at a time that will have the least impact on your business. Depending upon the conditions of your drains, we can often have your kitchen back up and running in less than an hour. Plus, we dispose of waste and clean up any mess that occurred for you. To schedule regular grease trap and drain cleaning for your Indianapolis-area kitchen, contact us today at (317) 269-0000.