Grease Trap Services

Grease Trap Cleaning in Portland, ME

Grease Trap Service for Local Restaurants & Commercial Kitchens

When did your restaurant or commercial kitchen last have grease trap cleaning service? The City of Portland, OSHA, and Federal governing bodies regulate the maintenance of this device. Proper maintenance can also help prevent plumbing disasters for your business. Our drain and sewer professionals at Zoom Drain of New England make cleaning out your grease trap a fast and painless experience. We ensure businesses meet state and local requirements in Portland and New England.

We can help with monthly or quarterly grease trap pumping and cleaning. We tailor our services to meet your needs and local regulations.

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What Is Grease Trap Pumping?

Grease, fat, and oil can build up within pipes and wreak havoc in sewer systems. A grease trap helps separate these substances from wastewater before they do damage. Grease trap pumping clears out the accumulated grease, oils, and fats to prevent overflow. This allows the grease interceptor to continue functioning as it should.

Who We Help

We can help any business with a grease trap or grease interceptor. It doesn't matter if you have a large industrial unit or a small 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 includes more than taking care of guests and employees. Restaurant operations can impact both the broader community and the natural environment. You make careful decisions about food sourcing and supply partners. As a forward thinking restaurateur, you should also dispose of wastewater properly.

Scheduling restaurant grease trap cleaning services on a regular basis serves your self-interest by preventing system breakdowns. But it can also keep harmful substances out of sewers and the local environment.

What Happens Without Regular Grease Trap Cleaning?

Many problems can arise from failing to remove grease from your sewer system.
  • Your restaurant may experience rotten odors
  • You may do damage to your own sewer lines
  • You may do damage to the city sewer
  • You can receive city citations for blockages caused by FOG
  • You will get 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." Municipalities regulate them to avoid damaging the city sewer and wastewater treatment plants. Damage from FOG can cost the city a lot of time, money, and headache. This is why there are regulations around letting grease and oils into sewer lines. Our Portland grease trap specialists can help you stay compliant with regulations. Our grease trap pumping can also 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 need grease trap cleaning every 1-3 months. Our technicians can make a personalized recommendation about restaurant grease removal for your kitchen 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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