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Who do I turn to when my grease trap requires a major cleaning?
You can depend on us to solve any issues that you may have with your restaurant's grease trap. Our grease trap pumping and drain cleaning company has been faithfully serving the Miami-Dade area for well over two decades. We've satisfied customers since 1989 with our speedy services, certified technicians, and high-quality work. Our highly-trained technicians are especially passionate about helping other family-owned and operated businesses thrive, so we treat every job as though we're lending a hand to a relative, close friend, or neighbor. If you need grease trap servicing or have any other problems with your drain, give us a call anytime. Our phone lines are open 24/7 so that we can assist you when you need it most. No matter how serious or complex your case might be, we can get your restaurant up and running in no time.
About Grease Traps
Sanitation is one of the biggest concerns of running a food service. As an owner of a dining establishment in the Miami-Dade area, it's your responsibility to ensure that the health of your customers isn't compromised by contaminated food, dirty eating utensils, a filthy dining area, or other blatant instances of carelessness and neglect. A huge part of keeping your diners safe, happy, and coming back for more involves cleaning your restaurant frequently and thoroughly. Food wastes must be collected and disposed of properly at all times, and grease traps play a big role in preventing fats, oils, and grease from causing all kinds of issues within public waste systems and your own restaurant. Having your grease trap cleaned out regularly is crucial to keeping your kitchen in serviceable condition and your restaurant open. If you require grease trap cleaning in Miami or the surrounding areas, we can help.
How important is grease trap cleaning anyway?
Grease trap cleaning is critical to the health and safety of both restaurant workers and restaurant patrons. A grease trap that's seen heavy use without cleaning will be caked with all kinds of rancid food particles. That rotting food waste releases foul odors into the kitchen and dining areas of the restaurant, scaring all of the guests away. On top of that, those in close proximity to the grease trap might even develop health issues as a result of inhaling the harmful bacteria emitted into the air. Unfortunately, health problems are only the beginning.
A filthy grease trap can cost you thousands of dollars in profit per day. How's that possible? Well, one that's accumulated more than its limit of FOGs and solid waste can clog drains to cause serious back-ups. These back-ups will likely force you to halt service because cooking and cleaning can no longer be done on any real scale. Consequently, many diners will walk out during the extended wait, or you'll have to close shop for one or more days at a time until the problem is fixed. The back-up itself can damage flooring and existing equipment to eat up even more of your funds. If the FOGs make it to the municipal waste water system, they could cause serious back-ups elsewhere that could easily affect hundreds of people.
Can't I just do the cleaning myself?
Since getting the grease trap professionally pumped and cleaned is just another expense that restaurant owners have to deal with, it's easy to see why many are hesitant to hand that money over. But is it possible to clean the grease trap yourself? It's possible, but not very probable. Some people throw additives into the trap to remedy the superficial issues, but they won't do anything to solve the real problem. Unless you have the right equipment to get the dirty job done, you should always leave it to the professionals. We're well-equipped with the knowledge, training, and tools to properly clean a grease trap and dispose of the waste in a safe and timely manner.
How frequently should my grease trap be pumped?
It depends on grease trap size and usage. Some small indoor grease traps in Miami Beach require pumpouts every week. Food service regulations may require monthly cleanings instead, but many establishments can get away with going three to six months before a cleaning, particularly if business hasn't been too busy.
What does the grease trap cleaning process involve?
The first thing that we do is send over one of our qualified technicians to your location in a state-of-the-art vacuum tanker truck. This type of truck is armed to the teeth with tools to clear out even the most grimy grease traps. After informing restaurant management that we're ready to begin and receiving permission to start, we open the grease trap covers to run a hose deep into the sludge. The hose is connected to the truck tank, and a simple switch of a remote starts the vacuum. As the bulk of the waste is being suctioned out, the technician will use pressurized water and various scraping tools to manually clear the waste from the side walls, piping, and other nooks and crannies. When the build-up has been removed from both sides of the trap, hydro-jetting is used to clear FOGs from the plumbing lines that lead from and to the trap. A final vacuuming will be done to clean up the scene before the covers are put back into place.