GDM Environmental

If you own a restaurant, you should have a grease trap. Let Reliable Sanitation take that stress off your shoulders by setting up a regular maintenance schedule for disposing of the grease trap waste. You can worry about managing
your staff, spicing up your menu and publicizing your restaurant and we’ll take the unsavory task of grease trap disposal from your plate. From maintaining your interceptors, traps and related drain lines to compliant disposal of your waste, Reliable Sanitation can provide you with peace of mind.

  What is a Grease Trap?
  Grease traps or grease interceptors capture grease, fat, oil, wax or debris before it can enter a home or business’s sanitary sewer system. Such materials can cause blockages in the system, which lead to  backups and overflows. Traps
and interceptors are designed to separate greasy materials from wastewater so that they can be removed before they enter the sewer system.

How Does a Grease Trap Work?
A grease trap looks like a vault spliced into the water drainage line. When the water enters the grease trap, it cools down, and settles to allow the oil to separate from the water. A series of baffles in the grease trap collect oil and chunks of material during this separation process. This allows the grease to rise to the top, food and other solids to drop to the bottom and the water to ride in between these layers. All grease traps need a sanitary tee on the outlet line to work properly, usually a 4” or 6” pipe. This tee is configured so that it is perpendicular to the outlet line with about six inches of pipe going up above the outlet line and 18’ below the outlet so the water can escape without allowing the grease or sludge layers to escape.

How Does Reliable Sanitation Clean a Grease Trap?
For grease interceptors and traps to function properly, they must also be regularly serviced and maintained by a qualified company such as Reliable Sanitation. We come into your business, pump out the grease trap completely and scrape the baffles.  All grease traps should be emptied on each service. Partial pumping allows the sludge layer at the bottom to increase, and over time, the sludge will reach a level to escape from the outlet and cause a back-up. Regular service is important because the grease is acidic and the byproduct of sulphuric  acid will corrode and ruin the integrity of the trap. Replacing a trap is costly, dwarfing the cost of regular maintenance.

We’ll keep a log of our work and keep you on a regular grease trap cleaning and maintenance schedule to prevent any disasters! The last thing you need is for your restaurant to be shut down because your drains are clogged! We also cable or hydrojet the inlet or outlet lines to eliminate build-up.

Reliable Sanitation also cleans grease traps in schools, cafeterias, hospitals, nursing homes, hotels, grocery stores and more. Call us today at 719-527-9484 to get an affordable estimate.