Never pour grease down your drain

You know the old saying: “Never pour grease down your drain.” There’s a good reason for that bit of advice. Grease and other biological fluids contain fatty acids and proteins that cling to the walls of pipes and can easily create blockages in the sewer system. However, there are systems in place called grease traps that prevent grease from entering the wastewater disposal system.

When that grease trap is filled, however, it can overflow and stop working. In cases like this, you’ll need to hire someone to clean the grease trap for you. You don’t want to try to do it yourself. Just think about it for a moment; what does grease look like in a pan? Now imagine it in a huge chunk in a pipe, with bits of everything else that has come down that pipe with it.

  1. Yuck.

The good news is that there are many companies that provide grease trap cleaning Orlando and the surrounding area, with highly trained technicians that can handle nearly anything your plumbing system might throw their way. All you need to do is give them a call.

Even if you don’t think your grease trap is filled, it pays to have routine inspections performed so you can stay ahead of any problems that might arise. When it comes to your plumbing system, a proactive approach is much better than a reactive one. Regular inspection and cleaning of your grease trap will head off any unpleasant odors and potential clogs that may occur before they have a chance to give you a headache.

While a residential grease trap can go longer periods of time between cleanings, if you own a restaurant or use your kitchen an extensive amount (perhaps for a small business), it is more important than ever that you make sure the trap is cleaned often.