A Better Understanding of Grease Trap Cleaning Service Frequency in the Greater New Orleans, LA Area.
At New Orleans Grease Trap Cleaning and Cooking Oil Recycling we receive questions daily about grease trap cleaning service frequency. If you own or operate a restaurant or commercial food establishment in the greater New Orleans area and have a grease trap or in-kitchen grease interceptor there are several factors that can affect how frequently you will need to clean your trap.
For your convenience we have outlined some of these key factors below.
What parish does your restaurant, coffee shop, or other type of commercial food establish operate within?
In Louisiana the parish in which you operate mandates your grease trap cleaning service frequency. Orleans parish requires all commercial food establishments to clean grease traps at a minimum of every 90 days or at 25-percent FOG discharge (Fats, Oils, and Grease) into the city sanitary sewer system. Jefferson parish requires grease trap cleaning services for restaurants on a monthly basis (every 30 days). While Saint Bernard, Saint James, and Plaquemines parishes all ask food establishments maintain a quarterly grease trap cleaning frequency.
How big is your grease trap or grease interceptor?
The size of your grease trap plays a huge role in your grease trap cleaning service frequency. Some of the commercial food establishments we service are low volume establishments with large 500 to 1,000 gallons capacity units that require minimal service every 90 days. And some of the higher volume restaurants we service have small in-kitchen interceptors that require weekly service. Obviously a smaller trap with more volume requires a higher frequency of service than a larger trap with low volume.
What type of food do you serve?
Difference in food type makes a big difference in frequency of service for grease traps and under the sink grease interceptors. For example, a small Coffee shop with minimal cooking and food preparation will produce far less FOG than a fry house with a full service kitchen. If your restaurant or commercial eatery has a heavy emphasis on fried foods, BBQ, smoked meats, or heavy creams, then your grease trap will undoubtedly require a higher frequency than normal to meet the required discharge minimum 25% rule. Click here to learn more about the Orleans parish 25% rule.
Have questions about your grease trap cleaning service frequency?
We would be happy to answer any questions you might have regrading the proper cleaning and required service frequency of your restaurant’s grease trap, and would greatly appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.
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