Ways to Clean and Maintain your Grease Trap

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Grease traps work wonders in keeping bad odours at bay. Yet, they can be the ultimate thorn in the side for restaurants, especially when the routine cleaning slips your mind.

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While having a top-notch pumping service is your knight in shining armour, let’s face it – superheroes can come with a hefty price tag. The good news? You don’t have to break the bank every time your grease trap needs attention. There are a few ways you can handle the cleaning yourself, without burning a hole in your budget. Time to give your grease trap the TLC it deserves!

This is why it is essential to not only clean but also maintain your grease trap. Here are a few ways to help you clean your grease trap.

Ways to Clean your Grease Trap

Grease trap cleaning and maintenance is crucial to avoid the foul and costly disasters that rear their ugly heads when fats, oils, and grease sneak into your sewer line unnoticed. Let’s begin:

Manually Scoop it out!

Easily tackle the removal of solidified grease and food particles from the trap by scooping it out with a very large spoon. Simply scoop out the waste and responsibly dispose of it in a designated grease bin.

Hot Water Flushing

Pour soapy hot water into the trap to help dissolve and flush away grease build-up. Don’t go full-on boiling water crazy – that’s a big no-no.

Enzyme/Dosing Cleaners

Enzyme-based cleaners are highly effective in breaking down grease, making removing it significantly more straightforward. Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions to a T. The right dosage and application method are crucial for getting optimal results. Watch those enzymes work their magic!

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Microbial Maintenance


To keep your grease trap in tip-top shape it is essential to introduce beneficial microbes that naturally break down grease and prevent build-up. Consistent use guarantees a grease trap that runs like a well-oiled machine.

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It May be Time to Replace your Grease Trap if you’re experiencing the following:

  • Unpleasant Odours: Persistent Foul Odours that linger even after the grease trap has been pumped out. This may indicate that the grease trap is no longer efficiently trapping effectively.
  • Frequent Clogs: If you find yourself dealing with frequent clogs despite regular maintenance, it could be a sign that your grease trap is no longer functioning effectively.
  • Age of the Trap: Grease traps have a lifespan. If yours is reaching or surpassing its expected lifespan, it may be time to consider a replacement to ensure optimal performance.
  • Visible Damage: Inspect your grease trap regularly. If you notice visible cracks, corrosion, or other damage, it could be compromising the trap’s efficiency.
  • Overflow or Backups: If you experience grease overflow or backups in your plumbing system, it’s a clear sign that your grease trap is struggling to handle the load and might need replacing.

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Picture this: the Grease Guardian effortlessly skims the grease from wastewater, depositing it into a tidy external container without you lifting a finger. So, why stress about manual clean-ups when you can let the Grease Guardian handle it?

Easy Maintenance: The daily grease trap TLC routine clocks in at a mere 3 minutes. First up, empty out the food strainer basket. Next, give the wiper blade a quick wipe-down with tissue to stave off any pesky gunk build-up – easy peasy! Lastly, don’t forget to deposit that extracted grease from the external waste container into a recycling receptacle, just like you would with spent fryer oil. Believe it or not, there’s quite the demand for this liquid gold, especially with the rising popularity of biofuels and dwindling resources. So, not only are you keeping your establishment shipshape, but you’re also playing a part in the eco-friendly fuel revolution. Cheers to that!

Lifespan: Grease Guardians come with a lifespan of 15-20 years. You can set it and forget it, without a care in the world about replacing your grease removal device. There’s even a chance it might outlive you!

Self-Cleaning Mechanism: Includes a fully automatic cleaning cycle. Removes collected fats, oils & grease from retention tank without any operator assistance. As standard, includes a 24-hour timer, audio alarm and external collection container for easy disposal. 

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