Understand The Grease Pumping Process

Did you know that commercial kitchens must have a grease trap installed to prevent fat, oils, and grease (FOG) from entering and damaging sewer systems or septic tanks? However, even if you don’t have a commercial kitchen, it’s not unheard of for homes that use septic tanks to benefit from a grease trap. FOG can still cause serious damage to your home’s plumbing and septic system. This article will explain to you what the grease trap pumping process involves.


How Does The Grease Trap Work?


You may be wondering how the grease trap works. The grease trap is a device that is installed in the plumbing system between the kitchen sink and the sewer line. It is designed to capture FOG before it can enter the sewer line. The FOG builds up in the grease trap over time and needs to be pumped out regularly to keep it from overflowing.

The Grease Pumping Process


The grease trap pumping services should only be performed by professionals. A septic company will send a truck to your home to perform the grease trap pumping steps such as:ump


  • Step 1: Remove the entire layer of grease and debris from the top of the interceptor. The interceptor might need to be moved around to loosen the grease cap.
  • Step 2: Remove the remaining particles from the bottom; the vacuum tube should be inserted into the interceptor.
  • Step 3: Use the vacuum to remove water from the interceptor.
  • Step 4: Clean the sides and bottom of the trap, back flowing the water from the pump truck or hosing down the trap with a hot water supply is used to cleanse it.
  • Step 5: Use the vacuum to remove any remaining water from the trap.
  • Step 6: Ensure the sanitary “T’s” on the inlet and outlet sides of the interceptor aren’t clogged or loose.
  • Step 7: Ensure that the baffle is secure and in its rightful place.
  • Step 8: Check the interceptor for cracks or imperfections.
  • Step 9:After you’ve finished pumping, double-check that the lids are properly and securely seated.

Grease Trap Pumping Services


If you haven’t hired grease trap pumping services for your commerce or home yet, don’t panic. At Grants Septic Techs, we understand the importance of keeping your grease trap functioning properly. We have the best experience and equipment to complete the job quickly and efficiently. Don’t let your grease trap issues get out of hand, and contact us today!