Four ways a scheduled grease trap service is better than on call

A scheduled grease trap cleaning service keeps your kitchen running smoothly by preventing costly and disruptive blockages and spills.

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December 2, 2019

Highlights

When left unattended, grease traps can be filled with solids, and fats, oils and grease (FOG). Clogging, unpleasant odours, and water draining slowly are signs that your grease trap needs maintenance.

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Highlights

When left unattended, grease traps can be filled with solids, and fats, oils and grease (FOG). Clogging, unpleasant odours, and water draining slowly are signs that your grease trap needs maintenance.

Do you have a regularly scheduled grease trap service or do you call for professionals only when it overflows? Based on our experience, most businesses do the latter, resulting in disruptions, major inconveniences and a negative impact on the bottom line.

Why a scheduled grease trap service is better than on call service

A scheduled grease trap service:

  1. Keeps your kitchen operating efficiently

Commercial kitchens produce high volumes of waste that accumulate in grease traps. When left unattended, grease traps can be filled with solids, and fats, oils and grease (FOG) and clog pipes. Clogging, unpleasant odours, and water draining slowly are signs that your grease trap needs maintenance.

  1. Prevents expensive and disruptive incidents

Overfull and blocked grease traps can lead to backflows that spill directly in your kitchen or the surrounding areas, depending on the location of the grease trap. An emergency pump out can cost four times more than a scheduled service, not to mention the clean up cost from the overflow and the fine from the local water authority.

  1. Gives you peace of mind

A scheduled grease trap service frees you from having to worry about your waste services. Under a scheduled contract, grease traps can be serviced at your convenience, during off-peak or non-business hours, with minimal interruption to your operations.

An expert service provider will also assess the nature of your business and the volume of liquid waste produced to recommend how often your grease traps must be serviced to keep your kitchen in top working order.

  1. One-stop shop

Bundle together general waste and recycling services with your grease trap servicing under a comprehensive waste management plan that makes more sense for your bottom line and for your peace of mind.

What are your obligations for grease trap cleaning?

As a business operator, you are responsible for maintaining your grease trap. In many states in Australia, grease traps are required to be cleaned by an EPA-licensed liquid waste collector at regular intervals specified in the trade waste agreement. Depending on the nature of your business, you may also be subject to additional waste treatment obligations as prescribed by the terms of your licence.

Your grease trap cleaning service provider should be fully compliant with all waste collection, disposal, and treatment requirements to ensure that all your licensing and environmental obligations are met.

Engaging with an expert grease trap cleaning service

Cleanaway’s scheduled grease trap services are tailored to meet your business needs and regulatory requirements.

By engaging Cleanaway’s grease trap cleaning services, your business will not have to worry about:

  • Overspills
  • Bad smells and risk of flooding
  • Blockages of inlet and outlet pipes through heavy build-up in grease traps
  • Hefty fines and possible legal action from local water authorities
  • Expensive emergency grease trap repairs

Our grease trap cleaning services are efficient, discreet and environmentally friendly. The collected grease is given a new lease on life when recycled into mulch and compost, effectively creating a genuine closed loop where recycled materials are used to create something new.

When you engage Cleanaway for grease trap cleaning services, our grease removal expert will assess the grease to water ratio of your waste and make recommendations to:

  • Empty liquid and solid debris
  • Remove blockages
  • Deodorise to facilitate drainage and keep grease trap smell to a minimum
  • Properly dispose of grease and recycle in EPA-licensed facilities

Our grease trap cleaning services includes:

  • Complete FOG (fat, oil, grease) removal
  • Washing and scraping of walls and baffles
  • Inspection of inlet and outlet points
  • Deodorisation and replacement of lids
  • Reporting of trap condition and abnormalities
  • Trap audits to maintain service quality

We also offer a full suite of waste management services including general waste and recycling, septic cleaning and more so you can get enjoy the best value and convenience of a single waste services provider.

Read more about grease traps:

Everything you need to know about grease traps and why it matters

Your grease trap maintenance checklist

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