Grease trap pumping and servicing
- Call Eco Liquid Waste sales team on 1300 132 731 and request a service time and date.
- Grease traps come in a range of sizes from 500Lt, 1000Lt, 1500Lt 2000Lt and other, please advise our customer service team of the tank size.
- Grease traps are often located at the rear of buildings but are also found inside commercial kitchens, basements and other locations. Please advise our team of your tank location and make sure that the tank lid is exposed and can be opened.
- Eco Liquid Waste also offers out of hours servicing for those tricky to get to jobs. If this is required, just make our sales team aware.
- Grease traps must be pumped and cleaned on a regular bases as specified by your local water authority. Depending on the type of business you operate, pumping of a grease trap will be required every 3 months, 4 months, 6 months and 12 months.
- Eco Liquid Waste is a registered EPA company
- Grease traps are essential in commercial kitchens as they prevent fats, oils and grease from entering the sewer line.
Why Do We Need Grease Traps?
Grease traps are important because they catch the fats, oils, and grease from your cooking. If these materials go down your drain, they can clog your pipes and your sewer line. If these pipes get clogged, they can cause unsanitary flooding which will lead to expensive repairs and health hazards.
How Do They Work?
Grease traps function by catching fats, oils, and grease, while separating them from wastewater and solid food. The wastewater goes through the restaurant’s 3 compartment sinks and dishwashers and into the grease trap.
Grease Trap Container
The grease trap container captures wastewater that goes through the sinks and acts as a reservoir. As the wastewater cools, fats, oils, and grease harden. The grease is lighter than water and will float to the top. Wastewater is then forced through the crossover pipe while the greases and solid foods remain in the container.
After the majority of solids have been removed, the water flows through the crossover pipe. This pipe provides the wastewater with a secondary filtration, removing the majority of the solids from the water. Once the wastewater is filtered through the crossover pipe, it can travel to the outgoing line.
The outgoing line is responsible for dispelling filtered water into the sewer system. It is designed to allow the grease trap to maintain its liquid level. A proper liquid level is essential to ensuring that the grease trap continues to separate solid foods, grease, and water.
How Often Should My Grease Trap be Pumped?
Your grease trap container will hold grease and solid foods that will build up over time. For this reason, it’s important to regularly pump your grease trap to remove this sludge. In order to ensure proper functioning, you should pump your trap when the food and grease takes up 25-33% of the trap. Depending on the type of business you operate, pumping of a grease trap will be required every 3 months, 4 months, 6 months and 12 months.
Size of the Trap
Grease traps come in a range of sizes from 500Lt, 1000Lt, 1500Lt 2000Lt and other, please advise our team of the tank size
If you have a very large grease trap, it might need to be pumped less often because it will take longer to fill. The size of the trap will affect the frequency at which you need to pump your grease trap.
You should also avoid pouring higher fat liquids, such as fryer oil, down the drain when possible.
Providing the highest level of service
Eco Liquid Waste Removal are an accredited EPA agent licenced to remove 30XY prescribed waste, as well as grease trap, car wash and triple intercept waste material.