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Grease Trap Common Questions


What is the largest source of FOG (Fats, Oil & Grease) entering the Grease Trap?

The largest source of FOG released into the Grease Trap is generated from equipment associated with dishwashing.  Sinks, pre-rinse stations and dishwashers generate more Grease Trap waste than any other source.

Are all Grease Trap service providers are the same?

Not all service companies are the same.  Not all service companies properly perform the cleaning of your Grease Trap.  In order to properly clean your Grease Trap, the entire contents of the trap should be removed and disposed of at county approved disposal sites.

Are Grease Traps self-maintaining treatment devices?

Grease traps are simply separation devices that are designed to “trap” grease before it enters the sewer system.  Over time, this grease accumulates, and must be removed for the system to work properly.

How often should I clean my Grease Trap?

The cleaning frequency of your Grease Trap will vary based on various factors.  These factors include:  size of the Grease Trap, amount of grease discharged and flow volume. Ameri-Clean personnel can help you in determining the  appropriate frequency with which to perform maintenance of your trap.