Trade waste refers to any liquid wastewater from a commercial or industrial organisation that enters the sewer system. Such fluids include anything that goes down the drain, including any water used in the preparation or cooking of food, washing dishes or cleaning. To protect the sewer system, commercial grease traps are employed to collect waste as it exits. These enclosed rectangular cavities are dug into the ground and installed near commercial kitchens. As grease flows to the top, it becomes trapped within this contraption, allowing the clean water to safely exit into the sewerage pipes.
Every commercial site which holds a food business licence or generates kitchen sink waste is required to employ a grease trap on the premise. These traps require regular grease traps cleaning to ensure the system is operating at peak capacity and contaminated liquids or solids are not filtered into the sewerage. Regular maintenance on your premises will also avoid:
- Unpleasant odours
- Flooding and overflow
- Grease trap blockages
- Emergency grease trap repairs
- Local water authority or council fines
Regular commercial grease traps cleaning and servicing prevents waste water system blockages, cuts down on unnecessary plumbing costs and extends the unit’s lifespan. We can provide single servicing as well as regular, automated commercial grease trap cleaning services. A Riverland Tank and Drain Grease Traps Cleaners comprehensive grease trap service includes:
- Fat, oil, grease and debris removal
- Scrape-down of all internal surface, including inlet/outlet, baffle pipe and wall trap surfaces
- Thorough wash and clean of all internal areas
- Trap deodorisation
After a thorough clearing and clean, Riverland Tank and Drain Grease Traps Cleaners offers a waste removal service. Some residue (such as fats oils and grease) are taken to recycling facilities, to minimise our contribution to landfill sites. Materials that may not be recycled are disposed of in an environmentally conscious manner.
Grease Traps and Trade Waste Importance
Regular grease trap maintenance will ensure your system is operating at maximal capacity everyday. This will reduce the likelihood of unpleasant odours or unexpected flooding and overflow. This is the simplified and most effective strategy to minimise workplace disruption.
Conducting regular cleans of your grease trap will not only exponentially increase the expected lifespan of the system, it will also ensure your facility is compliant with local water authority regulations. By eliminating the need for costly replacements and avoiding council fines, you can minimise the likelihood of unexpected costs.
Riverland Tank and Drain Cleaners is equipped to service and clean a variety of different drains. We provide a comprehensive and tailored experience for every customer, to ensure long-lasting value for everyone involved. Get in touch with your local Riverland Tank and Drain Cleaners team to establish a custom servicing plan for your drain.
The recommended frequency of grease trap cleaning and maintenance depends on the level and type of usage. These services should be scheduled at least two a year; however some industries require maintenance every second to third month. We can advise you about the most appropriate frequency for your industry and commercial entity. Riverland Tank and Drain Cleaners also offers single services for any immediate grease trap issues.
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Riverland Tank and Drain Cleaners’ skilled technicians work across the Riverland region of South Australia. We have teams in Renmark, Berri, Barmera, Glossop, Monash, Loveday, Cobdogla, Loxton and Winkie but we also travel to other areas. Get in touch with Riverland Tank and Drain Cleaners to be connected with your closest team.