Grease Trap Cleaning

Grease Trap Cleaning

It is recommended that businesses have their grease traps pumped at least every 90 days.  Black Tie Sanitation can keep your business in compliance with local regulations so that your business continues to run smoothly.
The purpose of a grease trap is to prevent grease and food waste from entering the sewer system, which can cause clogs.  The waste is captured after being deposited into the drain by the grease trap.  The grease is then solidified, which allows it to float to the top of the grease trap.  Foods and solids, which are heavier than water, settle at the bottom of the trap.
Black Tie Sanitation has the equipment and experience to pump your grease trap properly and efficiently. 


How does a grease trap work? 

A grease trap is a device for the grease/oils/fats that go down the drain; it is required in restaurants and places where grease is used daily. Grease Traps work by catching the grease and trapping it in the tank so it doesn't flow into the main waste water system.

How often should I pump out my grease trap? 


It depends on the amount of grease that is used per day and the volume of water used. Check your local municipal code for specific requirements. If there is no municipal grease-regulating program, we recommend pumping it every 3 months.

Why should I pump out my grease trap regularly? 


Grease traps need to be pumped regularly because grease will solidify and can stop your business from having flowing water, thereby stopping the flow of your system. You can also be cited by your municipality depending on the violation.

What happens if my grease trap isn’t pumped regularly? 


If you don't pump the grease out of your grease trap, it can solidify and become unable to pump, clogging up your business. Once clogged, breaking down the solids is more costly than a regularly-scheduled pump out. This may also constitute a waste water division code violation, depending on the municipality you are located in.

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El Paso, Texas 79917

915-852-2222 El Paso, TX

432-550-2222 Midland/Odessa

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