Common Grease Trap Issues Found via Routine Service by New Orleans Grease Trap Cleaning and Cooking Oil Recycling.
At New Orleans Grease Trap Cleaning and Cooking Oil Recycling we pride ourselves on providing quick, clean, and efficient services (with a smile). We also strive to provide a thorough service and evaluation of each grease trap serviced to ensure all units are operating efficiently. We have cleaned and inspected thousands of grease traps and grease interceptors over the years, and have discovered a few common grease trap issues that tend to cause various drainage issues and/or plumbing problems.
Some of the more common issues we encounter, both related and unrelated to grease traps and grease interceptors, are listed below.
Help – we’re busy and my toilets are backing up!
If your toilets are backing up, then you undoubtedly have a plumbing issue! Your bathroom related drainage fixtures do not drain through your grease trap. These are tied directly into your main drainage line, which in turn runs directly into the sanitary sewer system. If you’re having issues with overflowing crappers, you more than likely have a blockage in your main line or you’re experiencing a city side sewer related issue.
I am having drainage issues with one of my kitchen sinks.
In almost every instance (…literally 99.9999% of the time) if you are only having issues with a single plumbing fixture within your restaurant or commercial food establishment, the drainage issue will be caused by a direct blockage within this specific drainage line.
All of my kitchen fixtures such as three-compartment sinks, floor drains, dishwashers, and hand sinks are not draining!
99.999% of the time when all plumbing drainage fixtures within your restaurant or commercial food establishment are backing up, there will be an issue with your grease trap or grease interceptor. In specific, your grease trap is more than likely fully compacted with grease and is in dire need of a service. If this isn’t the case, then there is a blockage of some sort within your grease trap inlet pipe. Either way, you’ll need to service your trap ASAP.
My grease trap lid(s) is overflowing!
In the event your grease trap containment lid or manhole cover is overflowing with wastewater and/or grease trap waste, then you have an obvious grease trap related drainage issue. 90% of the time when your grease trap or grease interceptor containment lid(s) is overflowing there will be a blockage within the grease trap outlet pipe. 10% of the time a unit is overflowing there will be a city side issue such as a blockage within the city sanitary sewer system.
Do you have consistent and unresolved grease trap issues within your restaurant or commercial food establishment?
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