Why Every Restaurant in Edmonton Needs Grease Trap Cleaning

Grease traps are an essential part of your restaurant’s plumbing system. They help keep oils out of the septic system and prevent your pipes from clogging. More than half of the main-line blockages that the city of Edmonton responds to are due to an accumulation of fats, oils and grease in the sewer system. Keep reading to learn more about how grease traps work and why getting them cleaned is so important.

How do grease traps work?

Grease, oils and fats from your dishwashers and drains enter the grease trap where they are separated from solid waste and water.

The solids, like scraps of food, sink to the bottom of the trap. Because they’re lighter than water, oils and fats rise to the top. The water flows in between these two layers of waste and out into the sewer system.

If the top and bottom layers become too thick, the water won’t be able to escape and you’ll end up with a serious blockage. 


Maximize your efficiency

Your kitchen can’t run at full efficiency if your grease traps are clogged. Sinks and dishwashers need adequate drainage in order to work properly. A plugged drain can put the whole kitchen out of commission until it’s fixed.


Preventive maintenance

Prevention really is the best medicine. Add grease trap cleaning to your regular maintenance schedule to avoid clogged drains, costly downtime, messy backups and the bad publicity that comes with restaurant plumbing problems.


Health and safety standards 

Not only can a clogged grease trap lead to a major backup, but they can also attract rodents and insects. Cockroaches in particular feast on the grease, oils and food waste that accumulates in your grease trap. Having it cleaned regularly is the best way to keep these resilient bugs at bay.


More than just restaurants

Grease trap cleaning is for more than just restaurants. There are many industries in Edmonton that could benefit from having their grease traps professionally cleaned such as:
  • Airports
  • Hospitals 
  • Manufacturing facilities 
  • Shopping malls
If your business needs to dispose of any type of grease or oil through your drainage system, then you’ll need to add grease trap cleaning to your regular maintenance schedule.

For more information about grease trap cleaning in Edmonton, visit Canessco Services today. With over 65 years in the business, Canessco Services is one of Edmonton’s most trusted providers of professional hydro excavation, sewer line inspection and cleaning, liquid waste pumping and disposal, and grease trap cleaning services.

Contact us today to learn more about our services or to book an appointment. We’re Edmonton’s sewer and drain experts.
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