Grease Trap Services

Grease Trap Cleaning in Portland, Me

Grease Trap Service for Local Restaurants & Commercial Kitchens

When was the last time you scheduled a grease trap cleaning service for your restaurant or commercial kitchen? Not only is the maintenance of this device regulated by the City of Portland, OSHA, and Federal governing bodies, but it can also help prevent plumbing disasters for your business. Our drain and sewer professionals at Zoom Drain of New England have the tools necessary to make cleaning out your grease trap a fast and painless experience. We will make sure that your business meets the state and local requirements and regulations set in Portland, Maine, or your area of New England.

We can help with both monthly or quarterly grease trap pumping and cleaning, depending on your needs or local requirements.

To schedule grease trap service near you, call (207) 495-7793 today!

Who We Help

We can help just about any business with a grease trap or grease interceptor. It doesn't matter if you have a large unit or just an under-sink system. Our team can pump it out.

We provide grease trap cleaning to businesses of all kinds, including:

  • Limited-Service Restaurants
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Caterers
  • Supermarkets
  • Grocery Stores
  • Cafeterias
  • Institutional Kitchens (hospitals, schools, etc.)

Restaurant Grease Trap Cleaning

Being a responsible restaurateur means more than just taking care of guests and workers. The work of a restaurant directly impacts both the broader community and the natural environment. Just as the most thoughtful restaurants make careful decisions in sourcing food and partnering with suppliers, forward thinking restaurants work hard to also dispose of waster properly.

Scheduling regular restaurant grease trap cleaning services is not just an act of self-interest (by saving you money), it is also a way to keep harmful substances for overloading sewers and the local environment.

What Happens Without Regular Grease Trap Cleaning?

There are a number of problems that arise from failing to eliminate grease from your sewer system.
  • Your restaurant will begin to experience rotten odors
  • You may do damage to your own sewer lines
  • You may do damage to the city sewer
  • You will receive city fees for blockages caused by FOG
  • You will be fined by the city for non-compliance
  • You may cause environmental damage and harm

What Does FOG Stand For in Plumbing?

FOG stands for "fats, oils, and grease." These substances are regulated by municipalities to prevent damage to the city sewer and wastewater treatment plants. The costs to the city due to damages from FOG can be very severe. This is why there are regulations around letting grease and oils into sewer lines. Our Portland grease trap specialists can help ensure that you stay compliant with regulations and keep your sewer system in top-notch condition.

How Often Does a Grease Trap Need to Be Cleaned?

The answer varies from kitchen to kitchen, depending on how much fat, oil, and grease ends up down the drain. Generally speaking, most restaurants require grease trap cleaning every 1-3 months, but our technicians can make a personalized recommendation for you at the time of service.

Schedule an appointment for grease trap service or reach out to us at (207) 495-7793 for more information.

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