Grease Trap and Interceptor Cleaning
Safeguard your food & beverage processing plant from unwanted backups and overflows with Fuzion’s grease trap cleaning services.
Municipalities require food processing plants and restaurants to install grease intercepting devices to prevent fats, oils, and grease from entering the public sewer system.
Regular pumping and cleaning of your grease interceptor, or grease trap, is necessary to avoid overflows and contamination. Our team can assist you in setting up a regular maintenance plan to ensure your system runs smoothly & adheres to cleanliness standards.
- Reliable Service
- Maintenance Plans
- Waste Cleaning and Removal
- Waste Transportation, Recycling, and Disposal
- Trained and Licensed Drivers/Operators
- 24/7 Emergency Service Available
How Often Should A Grease Trap or Inteceptor Be Cleaned and Maintained?
As a general rule, most municipalities require grease traps to be cleaned at least once every 90 days. Although, cleaning frequency is largely dependent on the size of the grease trap and what it is collecting.
Grease traps have a capacity of up to 50 gallons of waste. These are often installed in kitchens and need to be emptied more frequently than every 90 days. Grease traps can start to smell and drainage will slow when they’ve accumulated too much grease and food solids. This buildup should be monitored and addressed promptly to ensure a pleasant environment and quick draining sinks.
Grease interceptors are generally installed underground outside of the building. Traditionally, businesses would install grease interceptors with a capacity to hold up to 1000 gallons of waste. For improved operational efficiency, companies are now installing interceptors with up to 5,000 gallons of capacity. This helps ensure smooth operation of the interceptor system and avoid potential problems that could lead to fines and downtime.
Municipalities generally require restaurants to pump and clean their grease interceptor once it reaches 30% capacity. Any delays in doing so could possibly lead to a hefty fine or even a temporary closure of the business.
Industry standards suggest grease interceptors should be thoroughly cleaned by hydro-jet at least once or twice a year. The frequency of these cleanings will depend on the actual amount of sludge build-up in your interceptor. Those in the food and beverage industry who want to play it safe opt for shorter cleaning intervals that are less expensive and prevent excess accumulation of sludge.
According to industry professionals, it is advisable to clean grease interceptors with a hydro-jet at least one or two times annually. The exact frequency may depend on the amount of sludge accumulation in the device. Food & beverage businesses who prefer to be cautious usually choose shorter cleaning intervals. This not only costs less, but also prevents an excessive build-up of sludge.
Industries We Work For
- Food and Beverage
- Food Services