Learn more about the New Orleans Grease Trap Cleaning inspection process.
New Orleans Grease Trap Cleaning and Cooking Oil Recycling is certified by the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans to complete annual inspections of grease traps and grease interceptors for all commercial kitchen operations throughout the city of New Orleans and Orleans Parish.
So, what does the annual New Orleans Grease Trap Cleaning inspection process consist of?
The annual grease trap inspection process for the S&WBNO is a multiphase process that consists of the following:
- The first step in the grease trap inspection process is to take a sample of the waste contents within. Most municipalities and governing authorities only allow for a 25% discharge of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) into the sanitary sewer system. If the sample shows more than 25% FOG, then routine cleanings will need to be adjusted accordingly to ensure a “less than” 25% discharge.
- Next, a routine maintenance grease trap or grease interceptor cleaning will need to be completed. This consists of a removal of all fats, oils, grease, and water from the unit.
- After the unit is cleaned, washed down, and all waste is removed, a thorough evaluation of the grease trap or grease interceptor’s containment lid, baffle wall, inlet plumbing pipe, outlet plumbing pipe, interior walls, and trap floor will need to be completed. During this process images of these items will need to be documented and submitted to the governing authority along with all other inspection related paperwork. We will also complete a surface level evaluation of all plumbing fixtures going into the grease trap or grease interceptor. It’s crucial that all plumbing fixtures are properly plumbed into the grease trap to ensure no illegal discharge of fats, oils, and/or grease into the city sanitary sewer system.
- Lastly, all grease trap and/or grease interceptor related permit application paperwork will need to be completed by a licensed and registered grease trap cleaning company or licensed master plumber in conjunction with the business entity filing the paperwork. The permit application asks for business details that only the business owner will have access to such as meals served daily, certificate of occupancy, water billing information, etc. With that being said, your certified grease trap cleaning company will be able to provide you all details and information specifically relating to your plumbing system and grease trap or grease interceptor unit.
What is the cost of a New Orleans Grease Trap Cleaning and Inspection?
The cleaning of grease traps is directly related to the size of the grease trap or grease interceptor being serviced, and our prices can be found by clicking here. The inspection itself is FREE to all recurring customers. If you are not a recurring customer we will complete the inspection for a nominal fee of $100.
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