How regularly a grease trap should be maintained depends on several factors including the size of the grease trap. To keep your grease trap in the best possible condition, we recommend that it goes through routine maintenance every two or three months. Cleaning the grease trap and servicing it regularly will ensure that it both adheres to legal requirements and is safeguarded against the build-up of fatty deposits moving forward.
With strict legal and environmental requirements in place around the disposal of fatty residue, any establishment with an industrial kitchen must make sure they have a fat, oil, and grease (FOG) management system in place. At Metro Rod, we are experts in grease trap management as well as the removal of fats, oils, and grease from industrial systems. If you need help removing FOG from your premises Metro Rod is on hand to help.
Grease Trap Management and FOG Removal
Grease traps require special attention when it comes to cleaning. Over time, grease traps can become clogged and saturated with different greases, fats, and oils. Amongst other hygiene concerns, these pose a fire risk to your kitchen. It is essential to keep grease traps clean and remove unwanted by-products before they become a serious problem.
At Metro Rod, we offer a full spectrum of FOG management services whether you need your grease trap cleaned, emptied or a routine maintenance plan put in place.
Our 24/7/365 grease trap management services include:
- Pre-cleaning before grease trap installation
- Installing and replacing grease traps and FOG management systems
- The emptying and safe disposal of fats, oil, and grease from grease traps
- Conducting regular maintenance
- Repairing and maintaining grease traps.
Grease Trap Repair
When a grease trap gets damaged, there is no doubt that it needs to be fixed. Damaged grease traps are not only ineffective at collecting grease, fats, and oils, but they can also pose a dangerous risk to their environment.
We offer fast and effective repair services to ensure your commercial kitchen isn’t disrupted.
Grease Trap Installation
Ensuring a grease trap is installed correctly is essential to guarantee the effective collection of waste products.
At Metro Rod, we can provide you with reliable grease trap replacement and installation services to ensure they function correctly. Leaving you to run your kitchen with the peace of mind that fats, oils, and grease are taken are off.
Grease Trap Management and Maintenance
To keep your system in its optimal condition and prevent the build-up of FOGs, we recommend a bespoke routine grease trap management plan for all hot food establishments and food manufacturers. If a grease trap becomes damaged or clogged, it can be expensive to fix and disruptive to your day-to-day operations. Conducting a regular schedule of grease trap maintenance safeguards your grease trap from future problems, allowing you to run your kitchen without inconvenient delays.
Our engineers work with you to design a custom grease trap maintenance schedule that suits your business. Whether it’s a 3 month, 6 month or annual plan, a regular maintenance call-out can ensure your kitchen is free from disruption and complies with the required legal and environmental standards for disposing of FOG
Regular maintenance can also save you money in the long run, cutting back on the cost of emergency call-outs and repairs. As well as saving you lost income from having to close or reduce capacity in the kitchen.
Why Metro Rod?
Metro Rod is trusted by several big brand names in the food and hospitality industry when it comes to grease trap maintenance and fixing drainage issues. We are known for our grease trap services, thanks to our years of experience and proven ability to work professionally and efficiently.
Grease Trap Management FAQs
How regularly should I get my grease trap maintained?
How do you know when a grease trap needs to be cleaned?
There are several core signs that your grease trap may need to be cleaned. Those signs include:
- Water draining slowly from sinks (emergency treatment may be needed if the sink is clogged and water doesn’t move at all)
- A foul smell emanating from the grease trap
- When the amount of fats, oils, and greases in your grease trap totals ¼ of the total capacity.
Any of these elements could be a sign that your grease trap needs emptying.
What specialist equipment do you use to clear FOG?
We have an array of specialist equipment we can use to clean grease traps and FOG from the drainage system. The most basic form of this equipment comes in the form of our 2,000-gallon tankers. Our tankers are fitted with a specialist 4-inch hose to safely break up and cart away FOG. The fat, oil, and grease that we remove from your system are then safely and responsibly disposed of.
Why have a grease trap installed?
It is a legal requirement for any business dealing with hot food to install and maintain a grease trap.
As well as this, a grease trap could also limit the risk of disruption to your business through drains becoming blocked with solidified fat, oil and grease. This can often become costly to remove and cause further damage to the drain network.
What happens if I leave grease in the grease trap?
Leaving grease in the grease trap can cause it to solidify. This is harder to remove and can cause several different drainage issues. Those drainage issues could cost a lot of money in the long run.
How much does it cost to have my grease trap emptied or maintained?
How much it costs to have your grease trap emptied or maintained can vary based on the size of the grease trap and how long it takes to empty – that being said, here at Metro Rod we specialise in efficient and cost-effective grease trap maintenance. To discuss your needs further and find out more, you can call us on 0800 66 88 00.