Many cities in Southern Maine are now mandating monthly grease trap inspections and cleanings.
Northeast Sewer & Drain Service has 8 years experience in grease trap cleaning and inspection.
Routine cleaning is essential for preventing grease build up, Northeast Sewer & Drain Service recommends having your grease trap pumped at lease 4 times a year (or every 90 days) for small traps and twice a year for 1000 gallons or over. While cleaning grease traps is unpleasant, it is crucial to maintain them properly to prevent major problems from happening in your restaurant. Furthermore, everything removed from the traps must be appropriately disposed of by State standards. Trap grease is often considered waste.
It is generally disposed of at wastewater treatment plants and landfills but this is getting very expensive, not to mention harmful to the environment, Northeast Sewer & Drain disposes it grease to rendering companies to be purified and sold for nonedible applications such as burner fuel.
Because the Commercial Kitchen grease collects in grease trap interceptors is made up of mostly of animal fats, it is not safe to dispose of it using only basic procedures. It takes a long time to break down and decompose, which means during the process, it first becomes rancid and omits toxic bacteria into the air that produces a harmful environment that is unhealthy. Full or overflowing grease traps may also leach into the sewer systems flowing down stream to the treatment plants, costing tax payers thousands to treat it properly. Restaurants have much greater quantities of grease waste than the average home; therefore, cleaning the traps is required more often.
Grease trap/interceptors are boxes that are specifically designed to be added onto drains in commercial business. They trap grease to keep it from draining into public waste systems or septic tanks, where it can clog the lines and cause all kinds of destruction in the sewer system. The Cities of Portland, Westbrook and Biddeford Maine will now enforce grease trap cleaning and inspection.
Northeast Sewer & Drain Service has the equipment and knowledge to clean and inspect your grease trap interceptors from 10 gallons to 5000 gallons.
Call us today to schedule your grease trap inspection 207 839-6839 or visit our web site www.northeastsewer.com