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Grease Trap Maintenance During the Holiday Season

Posted by ADB Septic on November 15, 2018

The holiday season is a busy time for everyone. People flock to retail stores to buy holiday decorations and the perfect gift for everyone in their lives. After a day of shopping, people will enjoy a meal at a restaurant, making restaurants equally busy. Additionally, many people opt for restaurant meals to celebrate the holiday season. With the busy season approaching, it’s important to make sure your restaurant and grease trap are ready. Here are some tips to help you prepare your grease trap for the holiday season. 

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Pumping Your Trap

Before the busy season starts, it’s a good idea to pump your grease trap to start empty and ready to go. With the extra use of your grease trap that comes with this busy season, your trap will fill up faster. When your grease trap is full, it won’t work as well. It will fail at filtering water correctly and can clog, back up, or overflow. A trap that is only 25% full can cause problems. For this reason, it’s important to pump out your trap before the busy season to prevent an overfilled grease trap.

Best Practices

It’s important to take care of your grease trap during the season, following best practices. Never dump grease down the drain. Instead, pour grease into a grease can, place it in the fridge to solidify, then throw the solid grease in the rash. Avoid putting too much grease in the dishwasher as well. Pay attention to what you’re dumping down the sink, as many people do not realize how much grease is involved with the food they cook. Avoiding pouring excess grease in your system will help keep your grease trap running smoothly and reduce the likelihood of clogs and backups.

Emergency Response

Because the holidays increase the volume of grease trap use, it’s important that every employee knows what to do in case of emergency. If there is a severe clog, employees should know not to pour solvents down the drain to try to break up the solids. They also should not insert a hose, pipe, or any other material to clear out the pipes. Instead of these DIY solutions that can cause damage, call in a professional to get rid of the clog. They will be able to clear out your pipes without causing damage to your plumbing.


ADB Septic | CT Grease Trap Services

It's likely that you don't often think about your grease traps, which is more than understandable considering the other priorities involved with running a successful restaurant. That's why our team at ADB Septic is more than happy to take care of your grease trap cleaning for you. We offer a wide variety of services including regular pumping and service contracts, accurate record keeping and reporting, hi-pressure jetting, and 24-hour emergency service. Whatever your grease trap needs are, we can help!

Topics: Restaurant Grease Traps, Grease Trap Maintenance, Preparing for the Holidays

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