When grease goes into your plumping or septic tank, bad things happen. Since grease is lighter than water, it doesn’t mix, instead rising to the top. This can cause backups, clogs, and all sorts of other problems. You can even get fined for mishandling grease. 

That’s why there are grease traps. Grease traps separate grease from the water, and then let the water pass through, not unlike septic tanks. 

A key difference, however, is that grease traps are smaller, fill up faster, and need to be cleaned more often. The biggest mistake you can make with a grease trap is to ignore it. 

If you do, trust us, bad things will happen. The good news is, grease traps don’t have to be a hassle. 

Keeping Your Grease Trap Clean and Maintained 

It’s a guarantee that a full, un-maintained grease trap will stop working, letting all your grease into your pipes and plumbing. The way to keep this from happening is to keep your grease trap clean. Rather than attempting to measure and gauge where your grease trap is at, the best thing to do is to keep a regular maintenance schedule.  

In fact, depending on where you live, there may be laws regarding how often you need to clean your grease trap. 

Even then, your grease trap may need cleaning more often. The best way to determine your grease trap needs is to talk to a professional and develop a maintenance schedule from there. 

Cleaning and Maintenance is a Lot Cheaper than Plumbing, Repair, and Replacement 

Worried about the cost of grease trap maintenance? Trust us, it’s a lot more costly to let your grease traps overfill. In addition to fines, you may have to have pipes professional cleaned out and your grease trap replaced. 

An unchecked grease trap could even lead to your establishment temporarily shutting down. 

Don’t let that happen. Proper maintenance and inspection is always the most affordable course of action. For grease trap cleaning in Dayton and the surrounding area, contact AAA Wastewater today. We’ll save you a lot of trouble down the road.