Grease Trap Maintenance and Repair in Sydney

Many industries produce grease as a natural by-product. For restaurants, eateries, food production facilities, and other producers of food and beverages, the build-up of grease is inevitable.

If grease is managed well, everything can go ahead as intended. If it isn’t, there is a chance that a malfunctioning or poorly serviced grease trap will cause a range of issues.

As those in the industry know, a grease trap is an essential piece of machinery that helps to prevent grease and other waste particles from contaminating water and landfill, by ‘trapping’ grease so it can be disposed of properly.

However, with the quantity of grease being produced, these systems are not ‘set and forget’. They require ongoing maintenance. They need to be cleaned and emptied regularly.

How does a grease trap work?

A grease trap has the function of separating grease, oil, and foodstuffs from water. It is installed at a point before entering the sewer system and acts to intercept these waste materials that cannot be responsibly disposed of through the sewer system.

Grease traps function in different ways, but they are usually a fairly basic device that works using the properties of the waste materials as compared to water. Often, food sinks to the bottom, while grease and oil float to the top. Water often sits in the middle, which allows it to be removed, retaining the waste materials in the grease trap.

This grease does not magically disappear, unfortunately, and it needs to be emptied on a regular basis. A grease trap will typically be installed close to a kitchen but in a location that is easily accessed.

What are the risks of a poorly maintained grease trap?

Here are just a few of the risks of a poorly maintained grease trap that Enviro Waste Services has identified:

  • This refers to when a build-up in the trap flows up and out of your sink.
  • A bad odour. Grease and food solids, left for a while, do not smell pleasant. A bad smell may start to emerge from the sink.
  • Slow drainage. This can slow down productivity and indicate that overspill is not far away. Built-up waste material may be stopping the water from flowing out freely.
  • A noisy drainage system. The narrower the exit pathways for water, the more likely it is to make a loud drainage noise.
  • Fines and disciplinary action from local regulatory authorities for non-compliance.
  • Emergency management of your grease trap is often more expensive than grease trap maintenance.

At Enviro Waste Services, as experts in waste management Sydney and liquid waste management Sydney, we can provide grease trap cleaning and maintenance services. Our experienced team can take this job out of your hands by regularly emptying waste, removing blockages, and disposing of the grease responsibly.

During our grease trap servicing, we can also inspect your grease trap, resolving any emerging issues that may be evident. We can even audit your trap for you, ensuring it is compliant.

Contact Enviro Waste on 1300 141 315 or for more information on our grease trap cleaning service. We can also help with waste management, liquid waste removal, and other Sydney waste services.


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