Grease Trap Services

Grease Trap Cleaning in Seattle

Cleaning Grease Interceptors for Commercial Kitchens & Restaurants

All commercial kitchens and restaurants in Seattle are required to have a grease interceptor installed to meet the city's municipal code. The code also states grease traps must be maintained according to the manufacturer's specifications, so our sewer maintenance professionals at Zoom Drain of Seattle provide grease trap cleaning services to protect your sewer pipes, prevent damage to city lines, and keep your business compliant with regulations.

In short, we perform comprehensive grease trap services to help you comply with local regulations and ensure that your kitchen remains a safe environment for cooking.

We serve commercial kitchens and food-service operations of all types, such as:

  • Restaurants
  • Kitchens
  • Cafeterias
  • Bars
  • Supermarkets
  • Caterers
  • Bakeries
  • Coffee shops
  • Institutions
  • Universities
  • Correctional facilities
  • Hospitals

For grease trap cleaning in Seattle, call our team at (206) 309-5645 or schedule online.

Why Grease Traps Must Be Installed & Maintained

Any food-related business owner will understand that over the course of a single day, commercial sink drains see a significant amount of grease and oil. Grease traps are designed to capture grease particles before they move deeper into sewer pipes and begin to cause damage and form blockages.

Due to the heavy amount of grease that need to be captured on a daily basis, a grease trap requires frequent cleaning and maintenance. If a grease trap is not working properly due to neglect, the consequences can be steep. According to Seattle Public Utilities, businesses who do not comply with regulations will be charged heavy fines ranging from $250 to $5,000 or, worse, you may even be liable to pay for damages to the municipal sewer system.

How Often Does a Grease Trap Need to Be Cleaned?

To stay compliant with local regulations, grease traps must be regularly cleaned and maintained. How often your grease interceptor needs to be cleaned depends on its size, the volume of grease, oil, and fats used or produced by your kitchen, and other factors, but on average, schedule grease trap cleaning every one to three months. During your first grease trap service with our team, we can give you a personalized recommendation on frequency, and we can set up a planned maintenance program for you so you'll always be in compliance.

What Happens Without Grease Trap Maintenance?

It's important to ensure your grease interceptor receives regular maintenance to avoid a number of unpleasant or downright dangerous situations. From minor annoyances to major damage or even health risks to customers that can derail your business, an improperly maintained grease trap can cause all sorts of issues.

Here are some of the problems that our Seattle grease trap cleaning professionals can help you avoid:

  • Foul Smells: If you want to avoid having your restaurant smell like a pirate ship, regular grease trap maintenance is a must. Animal fats and oils will begin to cause sewage to get trapped in your pipes, which can lead to strong and foul odors emanating from your kitchen.
  • Expensive Maintenance: Failing to regularly clean your grease trap can cause it to fail prematurely, which could end up costing you more than performing regular maintenance.
  • Emergency Issues: Grease in your pipes increases the chances of clog formation. If you want to avoid having your entire kitchen come grinding to a halt because your drains are clogged, it is a good idea to make sure grease is kept out to begin with.
  • Sewer Problems: If you want to keep your sewer pipes in good condition, then it is best to prevent them from experiencing undue strain from FOG (fats, oils and grease).

Why Choose Zoom Drain of Seattle?

Because drain related issues are the only plumbing repairs we deal with at Zoom Drain, we are laser-focused on providing the fastest and most effective repairs. Our team has many years of experience inspecting, diagnosing, and addressing drain-related jobs on commercial properties, including grease trap cleaning and maintenance. Take a moment to check out our special offers.

Schedule online or by calling (206) 309-5645 today.

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