Grease Trap/Interceptor Cleaning Frequency

Grease Trap/Interceptor Cleaning Frequency

Tips on routine maintenance

Updated December 13 2017 | Published December 13 2017

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• It is recommended that a professional service be used to ensure proper maintenance.

• Since grease traps/interceptors may have an unpleasant odor, it is recommended that you have them cleaned prior to patrons visiting your establishment.

• Use Allen screws for securing the lid of your trap/interceptor instead of the conventional Phillips or slot screws; Phillips or slot screws may become stripped over time.

• Keep an extra gasket on site for your grease trap/interceptor’s lid to prevent leaks and odors in the event of a gasket failure.

• Develop and keep a grease trap/interceptor cleaning procedure and maintenance log sheet posted near the grease trap/interceptor to encourage employees to follow procedures and to promote proper documentation after each cleaning.

• Facilities experiencing high employee turnover or other factors making regular trap/interceptor maintenance difficult should consider using a professional service.

• Keep cleaning documentation for a period of not less than five years.

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