Grease Traps

Importance of Grease Trap Maintenance

Grease is one of the most common causes for sewer line clogs and blockages. These clogs and blockages lead to sewer overflows and often discharge untreated waste water into homes and nearby streets. These unsanitary streams enter common waterways and ultimately cause a costly amount of cleanup and often restrict tourism, recreation, and commerce. To prevent such costly disasters, it is important to properly maintain your grease traps. Grease traps are vital as they prevent kitchen food waste and grease from entering your city’s sewer system. Your grease traps, both interior and exterior, must be emptied on a consistent basis. They also must be thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis in order to prevent destructive and costly sewer backups and overflows.


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How Grease Traps Work

Grease traps are not only used by restaurants, schools, hotels, and hospitals. Homeowners around the world use grease traps to help their plumbing system and avoid costly repairs. Whether you use your kitchen sink, slop sink, or floor drain, your entire plumbing system drains into your grease trap. All of your wastewater flows into your interior or exterior grease trap. Your grease trap separates the fat, grease, and oil from the rest of the wastewater. It allows the rest of the clean water to flow out while keeping these types of particles in. The collected grease will float to the top while the solids will settle to the bottom of the grease interceptor. Since grease traps work very hard collecting unwanted food particles, it needs to be pumped and cleaned out on a regular basis. The frequency depends on the condition of the traps and how often they are put to work. Our skilled plumbers will thoroughly clean out your interior or exterior grease traps and inspect the condition of the trap itself.


A grease trap is a vital part of your plumbing system. Letting it go can lead to clogged pipes and sewer backflow. The professionals at the Suburban Plumbing Experts are licensed, bonded, insured, and ready to take your call! Make your appointment today!