November 20, 2019 • In Featured, Plumbing • 2 Min Read

Commercial Grease Trap Maintenance

GEM

By GEM

Grease traps are the number one most important part of any commercial kitchen plumbing system. Grease traps separate the fat, oil, grease, and solids (FOGS) from waste water so your pipes stay clean. With all the different FOGS that can build up in your pipes, it is crucial to perform routine grease trap maintenance. Without it, these FOGS can cause blockages in your pipes and cause unnecessary problems such as foul odors or septic system damage.

Trust GEM to handle all of your business’s necessary grease trap cleanings! Our expert technicians will thoroughly clean and inspect your system for warning signs of grease debris or clogged pipes. To ensure peace of mind, we will suggest appropriate service frequencies and maintenance plans to keep the rest of your indoor pipe system running smoothly.

We offer inside grease trap cleaning to an expansive range of commercial businesses in the food industry, including markets, restaurants, hotels, schools, and hospitals.

WE STAND BEHIND OUR WORK AND ALWAYS GO THE EXTRA MILE WITH OUR SIX STEP PROCEDURE:

1. Visual Inspections
2. Pump Grease Trap
3. Remove & Clean Baffles
4. Check Water Flow & Leaks
5. Suggest Maintenance Plans
6. Complete Maintenance Log

WHY HAVE A MAINTENANCE PLAN?

Grease traps only work properly if the contents are grease and food solids does not exceed 25% of the flow. If more than 25% of the contents are grease and food, the trap requires more frequent service.

GEM offers inside grease trap cleaning to an expansive range of commercial businesses in the food industry, including markets, restaurants, hotels, schools, and hospitals.

Our technicians follow a routine procedure to ensure your grease trap will continue to work flawlessly.

VISUAL INSPECTION

We thoroughly inspect the inside and outside of the grease trap, including the covers, bolts, rods, and missing or torn gaskets. We also check for rust, physical damage or warning signs.

PUMP GREASE TRAP

At GEM, we use the most advanced technology to comprehensively pump and clean your business’s grease traps to get the job done efficiently and effectively, every time.

REMOVE & CLEAN BAFFLES

Baffles are what slow down the water flow within the grease trap, giving the grease and other FOGS enough time to cool and separate from the waste water and out of your septic system.

WATER FLOW & LEAKS

Unimpeded water flow is critical to drain health. If the flow is obstructed, backups will inevitably happen. During the entire cleaning process, we monitor for any flow problems or leaks.

MAINTENANCE PLANS

Once we have a clear understanding of the waste that is coming through your grease trap, we will recommend a maintenance plan specifically designed for you service needs.

MAINTENANCE LOGS

At GEM, we take care of all of your drains and grease trap cleaning needs. It is important to document all system services and recommendations on the maintenance log for future diagnoses.

Not sure if you need a cleaning yet? Questions about grease trap cleaning or any other GEM Commercial service? Get in touch!

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