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Grease Trap Services


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Grease Trap Overview

Pumping, Cleaning, Installation, Replacement

Grease traps are a vital component of any commercial kitchen or food establishment. Proper maintenance and regular servicing are essential to ensure the smooth operation of your kitchen and to comply with environmental regulations. That’s why we offer top-notch grease trap services to keep your commercial kitchen running smoothly. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing reliable and comprehensive grease trap solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of your establishment.

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Our Grease Trap Services

Grease Trap Cleaning

Our team employs advanced techniques to eliminate grease buildup and ensure proper sanitation. We use eco-friendly cleaning agents that effectively break down grease and remove any traces of odor, leaving your grease traps fresh and hygienic.


Our experts will assess your kitchen’s needs and recommend the most suitable grease trap system for you. From selecting the right size to ensuring proper placement, we’ll handle the entire installation process efficiently and effectively.

Regular pumping is crucial to prevent clogs and backups that can disrupt your kitchen operations. Our skilled technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to remove accumulated grease, oil, and solids from your grease traps.

Grease Trap Inspections

Regular inspections to identify potential issues and ensure your grease trap meets local regulations.

Grease Trap Repairs

Swift and effective repairs for any issues identified during inspections or routine maintenance.

Maintenance Plans

Customized maintenance plans to keep your grease trap in top condition and prevent costly repairs.

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Signs You Need a Grease Trap Cleaning

Explore the signs that indicate it’s time for a grease trap cleaning to keep your kitchen running smoothly and your business thriving.

Effective Grease Management Tips

Not only is mishandling grease in your kitchen a regulation issue, but it can also hurt your business.

Grease Trap Pumping

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.

Why Choose A-1 Tank to handle your grease traps and interceptors?


Expertise and Experience: Our team consists of highly trained professionals who have extensive experience in handling grease trap installations, pumping, and cleaning. We understand the nuances of different systems and can provide accurate and efficient services.

Prompt and Reliable: We value your time and understand the importance of uninterrupted kitchen operations. That’s why we prioritize timely service delivery, ensuring minimal disruption to your business.

Compliance and Regulations: Our services are designed to help you comply with local environmental regulations. We stay up to date with the latest guidelines and ensure that your grease traps meet the required standards.

Competitive Pricing: We believe in providing exceptional value for our customers. Our services are competitively priced, and we offer transparent billing, so you know exactly what you’re paying for.

Customer Satisfaction: Our ultimate goal is your satisfaction. We strive to build long-term relationships with our clients by delivering reliable, high-quality services that exceed expectations.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Grease Trap Services

Both grease traps and grease interceptors are plumbing devices used to prevent fats, oils, and grease (referred to as FOG) from entering and clogging sewage systems. However, they differ in their size, capacity, and application.

Grease Trap
  • Grease traps are smaller devices typically installed under sinks or in areas where there is a relatively low volume of grease-containing wastewater.
  • They are commonly found in residential kitchens, small restaurants, or other food service establishments where the volume of wastewater is relatively low.
  • Grease traps work by slowing down the flow of wastewater, allowing FOG to separate and float to the top, while the cleaner water flows out.
  • Maintenance typically involves regular cleaning and emptying by a professional service to prevent clogging.
Grease Interceptor
  • Grease interceptors, also known as grease separators or grease recovery devices, are larger and more robust than grease traps.
  • They are designed to handle larger volumes of wastewater and are commonly used in commercial kitchens, industrial food processing facilities, or other establishments with high grease output.
  • Grease interceptors function similarly to grease traps but are larger and more complex, often with multiple chambers to allow for better separation of FOG from wastewater.
  • These devices often require professional installation and maintenance due to their size and complexity.

In summary, the main differences between grease traps and grease interceptors lie in their size, capacity, and application. Grease traps are smaller, installed under sinks, and used in low-volume environments like residential kitchens or small restaurants. Grease interceptors are larger, designed for high-volume commercial applications, and require professional installation and maintenance.




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.

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.

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