A grease trap is a container that kitchen wastewater flows through before entering your septic or sewer lines. This receptacle captures, or “traps” grease. Grease consists of animal fats, and vegetable oils and does not mix with water. Therefore the grease and oils float on top of the water. When kitchen wastewater flows through a grease trap, the grease and oils rise to the surface and are trapped inside the grease trap using a system of baffles. The captured grease and oils fill the trap from the top down, replacing the greasy water with clean out of the bottom of the trap and into the sanitary sewer line. This is why you see a grease layer when observing a grease trap. When a significant layer of grease has accumulated, the trap must be cleaned out.

While grease traps alleviate a lot of these issues, eventually they can start to fill and cause serious issues, such as:

  • Foul odors
  • Customer complaints
  • Back-ups and flooding
  • Contamination and health issues
  • Business closures
  • Expensive remediation services

AA Plumbing and Drain Cleaning have a dedicated maintenance program that schedules regular cleaning to prevent issues with your grease trap system. We have performed cleanings for all kinds of commercial establishments, including:

  • Restaurants
  • School cafeterias
  • Hotels
  • Golf clubs
  • Hospitals