Grease Trap Pumping


Grease trap pumping is an essential part of responsibly operating a commercial kitchen. If your San Francisco Bay Area restaurant is in need of swift and effective grease trap cleaning, trust the experts at A-1 Septic Tank Service, Inc. We provide all sorts of grease trap services for Bay Area business owners.

Grease Trap Pumping Service in Fremont CA


Grease Trap Maintenance & Pumping


If regulatory authorities identify a restaurant as the source of the grease spills, it may lead to a significant fine.


A dirty grease trap is very hazardous to the environment and to the health of people in its vicinity. 


Besides being a health hazard, rotten materials in the trap will cause horrendous odors that will surround your establishment.


Your whole plumbing system can be affected by a dirty grease trap, causing clogs and allowing waste materials to flow back through the drains


A poorly maintained grease trap can seriously compromise a kitchen’s indoor air quality and could also catch fire if it gets too full.


 Contact the experts at A-1 Tank today to get started! (510) 886-4455



Running a commercial kitchen comes with a number of concerns that go well beyond a private home kitchen. As a restaurant owner, you are obligated to follow a number of regulations to ensure the safety of your employees, guests, and the general public. For example, your restaurant may be required to have a grease trap interceptor that prevents fat, oil, and grease from entering the San Francisco water system. Having a grease trap is one thing—maintaining it is quite another. A-1 Septic Tank Service, Inc. can provide prompt grease trap pumping services and help make sure your kitchen runs smoothly.


Grease trap pumping should only be left to the professionals due to safety reasons. Consider having a grease trap cleaning professional come at least once every 90 days.

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FAQ: Grease Trap Pumping

Why maintain the grease trap?

Grease traps can handle many different kinds of waste, but you have to think about what you’re putting down your drains when you consider your plumbing system as a whole. If you don’t maintain your grease trap, all the grease and cooking oils will build up and create a foul odor. This can be perturbing for employees and customers, and it increases your risk for a grease fire. A neglected grease trap may also leak grease into the municipal water system. This is bad for the community and can result in a fine for your establishment.

How does the process work?

Grease trap pumping helps your sewer system out and doesn’t require too much time. Your plumber or non-hazardous waste removal professional will take measurements to see how much fat, oil, and grease is in your trap before pumping out all of these waste products. The grease trap technician will then dispose of the fats, oils, and greases in a responsible way. At the end of the process, your technician will give your grease trap a thorough cleaning to make sure it’s working at its full capacity.

Blog Articles About Grease Traps

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What are the grease trap replacement costs? Grease trap replacements can be of crucial importance. If you notice your grease trap start to deteriorate or smell, chances are you may need a grease trap replacement. In this situation, your best bet is to contact a professional for assistance in this replacement. Here’s how to tell […]

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