October 5, 2021

Fat & Grease Trap Emptying

Grease traps can vary in size depending on the establishment. The waste produced by larger organisations such as schools, restaurants etc is significantly more than a small café so will need emptying more regularly.

Essentially a grease trap is a trap which stops grease passing into a sewer system. As the wastewater cools, the fat, oil and grease harden, and the food solids settle at the bottom of the trap. With the fat, oil and grease being lighter than water, it floats to the top. The waste water is forced through the trap and out into the sewer. The fat, oil, grease and food solids remain in the tank, increasing in volume daily.

In a commercial kitchen, we understand your legal obligation to provide a safe, sanitary and hygienic environment for both your staff and customers. With our experience and capability, we can offer the most efficient and professional service whatever the size or location of your fat trap, across the south west. Whether you require a regular maintenance schedule or a simple clean, we offer a variety of options and choices.

It is extremely important to regularly service and clean fat traps. Not only is it imperative to ensure that they are fully functional, but over time, they can become toxic and hazardous. Scrap food which can sometimes get deposited in fat traps start to release toxic gasses, such as sulphate, during the rotting process. This combined with water can react and attack mild steel and concrete, meaning that if left, the entire fat trap would need replacing proving both more costly and time consuming than a regular maintenance schedule.