Grease Trap Cleaning Tips That Save You Money


Grease traps are a must have for any commercial kitchen. Cooking fats harden in the pipes, leading to a steady fat accumulation. When your kitchen doesn’t have a grease trap, the risk for sewer blockages increases tremendously.

Installing a grease trap is the first step towards a more worry-free and sustainable kitchen operation. Nevertheless, installing the device is only the beginning. The trap needs regular maintenance to keep it up and running.

A big part of the maintenance procedures consists of emptying the device from all the fats, oils, and greases (FOGs). When there are solids in the mix, you need to take care of removing these particles as well.

In this article, you’ll learn how to clean your grease trap to save you money and keep the device running in the most optimal way. Continue reading “Grease Trap Cleaning Tips That Save You Money”

Why Does Your North Carolina Restaurant Need a Grease Trap?


Do you have oil going down the drains of your Raleigh restaurant?

Did you know that cooking fats can easily harden in the pipes?

This process leads to fat accumulation. According to the EPA, grease buildup is the number one cause for sewer blockages.

Sewer blockages are not the only problem. The grease found in wastewater may pose an environmental hazard to both people and wildlife. Continue reading “Why Does Your North Carolina Restaurant Need a Grease Trap?”

Preparing Grease Traps for Restaurant Peak Seasons


On specific days, like Christmas or Valentines Day, restaurants can see an unusual amount of traffic. Not to mention, people love going out to eat during the summer time.

As a restaurant owner, you must be adequately prepared for these busy times. Preparations for peak seasons include prepping the kitchen, staff and restaurant appliances so it is all ready for the numerous customers. Continue reading “Preparing Grease Traps for Restaurant Peak Seasons”

How Much Does Grease Trap Cleaning Cost?

The purpose of this article is not to tell you exactly how much it would cost for Greasecycle to pump out a trap. If you want a quote for our service, please give us a call. Rather, the purpose of this article is to give you a rough idea of the industry average of grease trap pumping prices in North Carolina. My hope is that this knowledge will be a roadmap for you, as you draw up your budget and speak with potential grease vendors. Continue reading “How Much Does Grease Trap Cleaning Cost?”

A Comprehensive Guide on Restaurant Grease Trap Cleaning



cookingFats, oils, and grease wastes are very common in commercial restaurant establishments. Even though they are common, disposing of them can be a little bit problematic.

Once they cool off, they transform into a viscous, semi-solid state which can present a huge problem. If your restaurant produces grill run off, you have a rotisserie or deep fryer, you need to make sure that you have a used fryer oil recycling company drop off a bin that you can dump these fatty mixtures into.

It’s important that you have a trusted oil recycling vendor and educate your staff on what needs to into the recycling receptacle. Once you have done this, you’ll also need a grease interceptor to catch the grease and food solids that go down your sink drain.

The grease trap does what its name suggests: it traps the grease. On top of trapping the grease, it also traps the food solids that go down the drain as well. Check out this post for more info on the function of a grease trap. As the grease and solids accumulate in the grease trap, it stops being as efficient. The result is backups into your kitchen or parking lot, and possibly backups in the sewer system. Both instances are bad for your restaurant. So let’s talk about cleaning your grease trap.  

If you don’t already have a grease trap, check out this post Installing a Grease Trap.If you do have one and you want to find out how to clean it, please read on.
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