Restaurants aren’t the only businesses that require grease trap cleaning and pumping. In fact, grease trap pumping is a must for any business that has a kitchen, and that includes schools, nursing homes and assisted living communities, as well as catering businesses and sports venues. If you’re cooking in a facility that feeds lots of people, at some point you’re going to need your grease trap pumped. And we can help. 

Allied Reddi-Rooter is Cincinnati’s grease trap pumping specialist. It’s a service we provide almost daily to local businesses to ensure their kitchens are optimally clean and sanitary. And this, in turn, helps the Cincinnati community stay healthy, so grease doesn’t get trapped in sewer lines and contaminate water. 

Why is grease trap pumping important?  

Your grease trap has an important job to do. It stops oil and grease from getting into the wastewater that flows through the sewer lines. If the grease trap isn’t working effectively, grease and oil will build up in your kitchen’s pipes and cause serious clogs. 

A grease trap, which every professional kitchen should have, catches grease via a series of “baffles.” And these traps have to be cleaned at least every three months. If your grease trap is more than 1/4th full of grease and oil, it’s time for the grease trap to be pumped. 

How grease trap pumping works 

We begin by pumping the grease and oil from the trap into the tank of an Allied Reddi-Rooter truck. Then, we apply a high pressure wash to remove any excess grease that is still left in the trap. 

After the grease trap is clean, we take the truck back to our facility, where the collected grease and oil are processed using a polymer. Then, once in a more solid state, it is filtered through screens. The dry waste that remains is thrown away and the remaining water is safe enough to be released as wastewater. 

Tips to keep you grease trap cleaner 

Make sure to dry wipe your pots and pans. You’ll want to keep them free of any residual grease that can remain after you give them a rinse and before you put them in a dishwasher. Make sure to do the same with your plates and utensils. 

Dispose of cooking safely.  In the U.S., we generate 2.5 billion gallons of used cooking oil a year, and it’s important to dispose of it safely. This can be done by chilling the grease in a sealable container and throwing it away with your regular garbage.

Remember to clean your grease traps every four weeks, and clean them before or after business hours so that your customers don’t have to put up with the smell. 

Ready for your grease trap to be pumped? Give the team at Allied Reddi-Rooter a call. We’ll keep your kitchen safe and clean.

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