It’s about this time of the year that we start getting calls from local restaurants about their grease traps and interceptors. Grease converters (250 litres) are installed under the sink to literally intercept and trap greases and solids before they enter wastewater – an essential in busy kitchens. Grease traps are generally located in the ground under a manhole lid. Each chamber can hold up to 1000 litres at a time.
Having a proactive servicing plan means you minimise your chances of a drain blockage, overflow, bad odours and, in some cases, discharge to where it shouldn’t go. In serious cases, any discharge into the stormwater network can require you to close your business to deal with the emergency. Fines for non-compliance from Council can be up to $300,000.
Our grease trap services include collecting the grease, cleaning traps and interceptors, removing the contents of your grease trap from site, and disposing of it in a responsible manner at a Council-approved liquid treatment facility. There it’s separated into grease, water and sludge and reused where possible.
How often a grease trap or converter needs to be serviced depends on the device and how busy your business is. We’re experts in this field and can advise you on how often your particular trap needs to be serviced – through our automated system we can call you to let you know when your next service is due so it’s one less thing you need to worry about.
Please contact us to enquire about your grease trap / converter clean or an annual servicing plan – we’re happy to help.