Grease traps

Grease Trap Cleaning: Everything You Need to Know

Grease traps are among the most important pieces of equipment in any restaurant, commercial kitchen, or food production facility. A properly working grease trap intercepts grease, fats, oils, and solids in kitchen wastewater before they can enter the sewer system. Grease trap cleaning in Edmonton is a crucial service provided by a sewer contractor such as Canessco Services Inc. A regular grease trap cleaning should be one of your top kitchen maintenance priorities.

Why Do Grease Traps Need Cleaning?
When a grease trap is working as it should, it prevents grease from clogging up the inside of a kitchen's drainage pipes. However, grease traps are not self-cleaning. The grease and other kitchen waste that ends up inside of them continue to build until the grease trap is cleaned out.

When the grease trap becomes too full with built-up grease and solids, it can lead to reduced water flow, clogged pipes, a foul odour, and messy sewer backups. If a full grease trap allows grease to enter the sewer system, it also poses an environmental risk.

How Often Does a Grease Trap Need Cleaning?
Depending on your facility, you will need a grease trap cleaning in Edmonton at least once every one to three months. Small locations may be able to wait three months between cleanings but large restaurants and food facilities usually need to schedule a cleaning monthly. A good rule of thumb is that your grease trap should be cleaned out once it is a quarter full of grease and solids, as this is when it can stop being effective and lead to plumbing issues.

How is Grease Trap Cleaning Done?
There are a number of important steps involved in a proper Edmonton grease trap cleaning. First, the lid must be carefully removed so as not to damage the gasket. The grease trap is then cleaned out using a specialized vacuum. In order to ensure proper water flow through the grease trap, the screens and baffles must also be removed and scraped. The grease trap then needs to be correctly reassembled and tested, and the grease must be properly disposed of.

Why Grease Trap Cleaning Should Be Left to the Experts
It is best to trust grease trap cleaning to an Edmonton sewer contractor because they have the necessary training, skills, experience, and pumping equipment to do it right. They will know how to correctly disassemble and reassemble your grease trap, as well as how to clean it in a way that ensures your facility is in compliance with all city codes. They will also safely dispose of the grease.

Professional Grease Trap Cleaning in Edmonton
Regular grease trap cleaning is key to keeping your kitchen or facility running smoothly. Canessco Services Inc. provides thorough grease trap cleaning in Edmonton in an efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly manner. Our skilled contractors use powerful portable units that can remove grease from even the most hard-to-reach grease traps and get the job done in no time.

To schedule a grease trap cleaning with an experienced Edmonton sewer contractor, just contact Canessco Services Inc. today.