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What is a grease trap? What type do I have?

Grease traps, or interceptors, are vital in commercial kitchens. They capture fats, oils, and grease (FOG) before it reaches the wastewater system, preventing costly sewer problems and ensuring compliance with regulations. There are two main types, each with its own advantages. Knowing their differences helps you make informed decisions about grease management.

  • Interior traps are usually located in the kitchen area near the sink or dishwasher and tend to hold smaller amounts of FOG.
  • Exterior traps are located outside your building, underground. Exterior traps are much larger, holding thousands of gallons.

What to expect from your expert SeQuential Technician

1

Document

We will open the trap and take a picture of what it looked when they arrive. They'll take another picture once your service is complete, so you can ensure that everything was done properly.

2

Measure

Measurements will be taken contents to determine whether you meet your municipality’s requirements. If you don’t, they’ll make a note for an Account Manager to follow up with you to reassess your frequency.

3

Pump

The trap will get pumped out! Our expert technicians make sure to scrape the sides to remove any accumulated FOG, leaving your trap in tip-top shape!

4

Report

Once your trap has been completely pumped out, the technician will take a picture and complete a FOG report. You’ll receive a copy of this report shortly after your service. If your city requires a copy of your FOG, we can submit it for you.

Why regular grease trap cleanings are important

Are you searching for a reliable and efficient solution to maintain your grease traps? Look no further than SeQuential! Our exceptional grease trap servicing is just a few clicks away. Take advantage of our seamless process by filling out our simple form, designed to streamline your experience and get you started on the path to cleaner, trouble-free operations.

Recommended cleaning frequency

Cleaning frequency varies on your trap size and the grease your kitchen uses. Most cities require restaurants to clean their trap frequently to maintain less than a specified level of FOG accumulation. This requirement usually results in cleaning at least once each quarter. When you sign up for SeQuential grease trap service, your Account Manager will determine an ideal cleaning frequency.

Failure to clean & service your trap

Failing to service your restaurant grease trap at the proper interval can cause issues. Not only do you increase your risk of smells and overflows, but your grease inspector may also fine you for allowing fats into the sewer system. Moreover, FOG hardens as it accumulates, making it more difficult to remove and increasing the time it takes to clean the trap.

Choose SeQuential

Are you searching for a reliable and efficient solution to maintain your grease traps? Look no further than SeQuential! Our exceptional grease trap servicing is just a few clicks away. Take advantage of our seamless process by filling out our simple form, designed to streamline your experience and get you started on the path to cleaner, trouble-free operations.

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