why does my grease trap need servicing?
Grease traps are selected based on their ability to meet the needs of the sites, whose grease they handle. Without regular planned maintenance, their efficiency will gradually decline and the unit will start to smell.
Regardless of whether your grease trap is manual, automatic or external, without regular servicing, you can expect FOG (Fat, Oil & Grease) to begin seeping into your pipework, causing blockages, leaks and damage. This in turn can lead to expensive call outs for repairs, jetting and drainage work.
Water Authorities & locations such as shopping malls, airports and train stations will often require sites to provide evidence that grease removal equipment is being properly maintained, and may turn up the heat - with the threat of fines, or even closure for non-compliant sites.