To keep your grease trap functioning at its peak in Ferndale, you need to empty it regularly. Can you clean your grease trap yourself, or does this type of cleaning require a professional? We can’t provide a straight “yes” or “no” answer; consider the following variables.
Don’t Clean Your Grease Trap if…
First, you need to know what kind of grease trap you own. Larger dining establishments and cafeterias usually have units which process between 500 and 2,500 gallons of grease. These are located outside and right below a manhole cover on the company’s premises. In this scenario, you almost definitely need to hire a professional service company.
Smaller Establishments Probably Can, BUT…
Smaller establishments may have smaller units located inside the shop. DIY cleaning for these traps is definitely doable. However, even if you decide to go the DIY route, your county may require licensure. King County, for example, requires owners to have a Certificate of Competency. Some states require a septage hauler’s license.
Why so many hoops to jump through just to clean a grease trap? Improper grease trap maintenance can create serious sanitation issues. Our recommendation is to hire a professional. Most professional cleaners have the certification, expertise and equipment to handle grease traps of all sizes.
As a restaurant owner, you may want to focus your efforts providing high-quality food and excellent dining service. Leave the elbow grease to us.
We Service Grease Traps in Ferndale
Besides servicing grease traps, we also pump out septic tanks and perform on-site sewage inspections. Contact Lil John Sanitary Service for your next scheduled grease trap maintenance. This ensures the job is done right on the first go. Cleaning your own grease trap is doable, but is it worth the hassle?
We Clean Your Grease Trap For You in Ferndale Eateries
Serving Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, Everson, Deming, Lummi Island, Nooksack, Blaine, Whatcom & Skagit Counties, Maple Falls, Bow Birch Bay, Custer, and Acme.