Many cities in Southern Maine are now mandating monthly grease trap inspections and cleanings.

Grease trap cleaning Portland Maine

Grease trap cleaning Portland Maine

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.

Hamburger Grease

Hamburger Grease

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

Northeast Sewer & Drain Service

Northeast Sewer & Drain Service



Northeast Sewer & Drain Service

172 Flaggy Meadow Road
Gorham, ME 04038

Office (207) 839-6839

Thank you, 2 small kids and no toilet is very inconvenient..Thank you for coming right away and fixing it.

– Julie T. 

Justin was courteous and very knowledgeable he worked quickly to get my problem fixed. Making this single mother of three relieved that a clogged toilet wasn’t the end of the world.

– Angela C. 

Thank you Justin for jetting the milk line at my farm in Gorham.

– Walter Young 

Thank you Northeast Sewer for fixing our drain problem with Aceto Construction, our closing went on as scheduled 🙂
Thanks again

– The Bachmans 

I am a first time homeowner and needed a new sewer line installed, heart stopping when I had no knowledge of such things. I called northeast sewer everyday for a week with questions and concerns. They televised my line and showed me exactly where the break was (pretty amazing) I could see it on the screen!! Fixed it in one day!!

– Teran

Justin and Kelly are the owners, and they could not have been better to work with. I had a 120 year old BRICK (yes, brick) sewer line collapse and they diagnosed the problem, involved the city and fixed it for less than I was expecting to pay. I learned that they own and operate their own excavating equipment which means jobs are done more quickly and less expensively than others. I am a raving fan, and have already referred them out.

– Matt Tasker  
Merchant Services

Thank you Ryan and Kelly for your help with my flooded basement. I am deaf and have a hard time communicating sometimes, but Kelly was able to communicate with me through text and e-mail Northeast Sewer figured out my problem and worked late into the night to corrected it, Thank you very much.

– Roseanne C. 
Cape Elizabeth

hired Northeast Sewer to inspect my main line with their sewer camera because our basement kept getting water. We had roots in our line. Northeast removed the roots put us on a yearly maintenance plan and we haven’t had a problem since. Thank you.

– Jeff C. 

I just wanted to compliment your plumber, Justin, who came to our home this evening. He was a professional and absolutely fantastic. He explained everything to us and fixed our problem efficiently and with accuracy. Thank you so much. We will look to you in the future for our sewer and drainage needs.

– Kelly and Beth Hoffman

I’m a widow living on a fixed income, Northeast Sewer & Drain not only charged a reasonable price, but gave me another 10% for being a Senior Citizen, I’ve told all my Senior friends.

– Helen W. (Age 70.) 

Thank you Northeast! We needed help on a Saturday afternoon and you answered your phone, & came quickly. Ryan was courteous & very knowledgeable. He was able to fix our problem very quickly too. You have great service, thanks again! 🙂 We are happy customer! Thank you Northeast Sewer…

– Gail M. 

I want to thank the 2 gentleman who came last Friday morning and fixed my downstairs’ toilet. They knew what they were doing, not like some so-called professionals. They let you know what was going on. Very pleasant people to have working at your house. If I have a similar problem next time, I’m going to call Northeast Sewer & Drain first!

– Ellen P. 

A great big thank you to Justin and Kelly Dearborn from Northeast Sewer & Drain Service for fixing the plumbing issues we had at our house yesterday. Despite Allen Heplers best efforts we needed to call in the professionals! Thanks for getting there so quickly, Justin and fixing our mess! Hey friends call them if you need some plumbing work. They are great!

– Christine Iaconeta Hepler 

Northeast Sewer & Drain replaced my crushed sewer line in one day, I was not inconvenienced at all. Reliable service at a price I could afford. Thanks!

– Bill M.