How to Maintain Your Grease Trap

October 9, 2020 11:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Have you ever tried to clean a grease trap on your own? It’s not easy, and it’s not fun, either. So, when it comes to grease trap cleaning in Strafford County, NH, it’s probably best—for the grease trap and for you—to leave things to the professionals.

Not only is it logistically difficult to clean your own grease trap, but there are other reasons why you should hire a professional. First of all, you don’t want to deal with a grease trap directly—it’s not a pleasant job. Second, the professionals know exactly what they’re doing and already have the right tools. Third, there are state and federal laws that regulate parts of the process, and professionals will adhere to them. They can also help with filling out any necessary paperwork. It’s often worth it to hire a professional just to avoid paying fines or suffering other penalties.

Here are some things you can do to help the professionals do their job as effectively as possible.

Have your trap cleaned regularly

You might think you only need to get your grease trap cleaned a couple times per year. Even if you think it can wait, don’t put it off. There may be laws requiring grease traps to be cleaned within a certain amount of time. You need to stick to keeping a regular cleaning schedule that not only adheres to the applicable laws, but also keeps your grease trap from getting backed up and preventing proper drainage. If your grease trap is getting to that point, it’s already past the time you should have had it cleaned. It’s always better to clean too often than not often enough.

Consider line jetting

Line jetting is a powerful approach to keep your grease trap running smoothly. This process involves running a hose with powerful jets of water (2,000 to 4,000 pounds per square inch) into the plumbing. In turn, this forces water out in a circular motion and completely removes debris from pipe walls. This should be done several times per year.

Steer clear of enzymes

There are products that claim to help with maintaining your grease trap simply by pouring them down the drain every once in a while. Does this sound too good to be true? While it may seem like a good idea to use enzymes or solvents to clean your grease trap, the methods are not proven and may not work for your situation. Also, since many of these products simply separate the grease from water temporarily, that means your grease may wind up re-clogging the wastewater system down the line. If that’s not enough to deter you, there may also be local laws or regulations surrounding the use of these products that you want to avoid breaking. Professional cleaning is the best way to go.

Does your grease trap need cleaning in Strafford County, NH? Get in touch with the team at B.H. Cameron Septic Services LLC today to schedule your next cleaning appointment. We look forward to assisting you!

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