Liquid Environmental Solutions

Signs That Your Grease Trap Needs Cleaning

If you have a grease trap in your restaurant, you should know that this plumbing device needs regular cleaning and maintenance. A grease trap that’s poorly maintained can lead to clogged drains, foul odors and health problems for both customers and employees.

It’s best to maintain a regular schedule for cleaning and maintaining your grease trap. However, you should look to have your grease trap cleaned sooner rather than later if you notice any of the following signs:

  • Clogged or slow moving drains: Liquid Environmental Solutions will tell you that dirty grease traps often lead to clogged drains. This happens because the fats, oils and grease (FOG) that accumulate in your grease trap solidify over time. As the grease trap becomes more full, the flow of water through the drain will slow. A clogged drain can result in a variety of more serious problems for a restaurant. Cleaning your grease trap should take place as soon as you or others notice that water is draining more slowly.
  • Four smelling kitchen: a foul smell that refuses to leave your kitchen, even after a thorough cleaning, is likely a sign of a dirty grease trap. These foul odors are the result of sludge, food waste and grease accumulating in the trap over time.
  • Presence of grease in unsusal places: Are you starting to find grease in new places? When a grease trap is clogged, additional grease may escape through water lines, sewer pipes, sinks and other unwanted exits.
  • Too much time has passed since the last cleaning: If you can’t remember the last time your grease trap was professionally cleaned, or if it’s been more than three months since your last service, you should contact LES today. Remember, your city requires that this service is performed at a regular interval. Keeping you in compliance is a LES guarantee.

Proper grease trap and interceptor service helps keep your business operating while protecting our waterways. LES can service any grease trap or interceptor from coast to coast.