If you own a commercial restaurant, one of your responsibilities is to maintain a clean grease trap. It is where all the oils and grease wastes are being collected.
What happens when grease traps are not properly maintained?
When your grease trap gets full, it produces very foul odors from the building up to your restaurant. This could negatively affect your business operations.
A full grease trap can be a source of water pollution as there is possibility of grease reaching the municipal water system when the grease trap gets full.
Did you know that grease traps can be flammable, especially when it gets too full?
Now that we have established why it is important to clean grease traps, we will now move on to the grease trap cleaning tools and methods.
Grease traps vary in size. There are large outdoor grease traps under manhole covers and there are smaller indoor grease traps.
For the large outdoor grease trap, it is better to hire a licensed grease trap hauler to clean and pump it out for you.
The smaller indoor grease traps, on the other hand, can be cleaned and pumped out without the professional haulers. In fact, you can try using Microbialogic’s GTB 800 Grease Trap Treatment which breaks down the grease, paper and other organic matter that clogs the grease trap.
GTB 800 is not made up of chemicals so it is safe to use in any plumbing fixture. It has unique and high potency formulations of cultured bacteria which reactivates the beneficial bacterial action that maintains the proper drain flow.
Aside from the GTB 800, you may want to have rubber gloves, protective clothing, crowbar or wrench, and a vacuum.
If the grease trap gets full, you will need to manually pump it out. Check out the detailed grease trap cleaning procedure in the next blog.