Grease Trap Cleaning Services

Grease Trap Pumping and Liquid Waste Disposal

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24/7 emergency response available for our regular customers
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Trained technicians pressure wash the interior of the grease trap with 3,000 psi of water after evacuation
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Grease trap services are provided on a consistent cycle within set service windows
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We supply paperwork and maintain relationships with Las Vegas enforcement personnel concerning trap ordinances

In an Emergency? Silver City Processing is There

When disaster strikes, every second counts. This is especially true with your grease trap. When you have an emergency, there’s no time to wait. Our fast response time and quick thinking are what differentiates Silver City Processing from our competitors. We have round-the-clock emergency response services to help your business keep flowing.


Included in our routine service package, our highly trained, seasoned technicians are properly equipped to clean interior traps using 3,000 psi water after the trap has been emptied. Southwaste’s attentive dispatchers and experienced technicians maintain your traps by keeping your business on a consistent cycle. Consistent service is the best way to avoid problems, whether they are compliance-related or overflow-related.


Most grease trap issues are really plumbing problems in disguise. As a full-service provider, our experienced vacuum truck drivers and plumbers can handle a variety of issues. From minor clogs to business-shuttering overflows, we have the technicians, the equipment, and the experience to address any drainage issue you face.


Our maintenance of customer records is a lifesaver in the event that your original paperwork is misplaced, keeping you from experiencing any compliance issues. If you do have issues with local regulators, we know the people in the area and we can work with them to keep your business in good standing.


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This is a grease trap that has been pumped out but not cleaned. Notice the ring of dried grease built up around the trap. If not cleaned properly, this ring will get larger and harder.


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This is the trap that has been pumped AND cleaned with a 3,000 psi sprayer. After cleaning the trap looks almost brand new.

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Reducing Grease Build up in Your Trap

Every kitchen runs differently, and your maintenance schedule might be longer or shorter than 90 days. If you have a smaller trap, you’re likely familiar with the signs when it’s time to clean it. When too much grease and food solids are in the trap, it starts to smell, and the sinks drain more slowly.
Regardless of the size of your grease trap, putting more waste down the drain is going to fill it faster. A great best practice for any restaurant is to scrape excess food and grease off plates, cookware, and silverware before washing. By changing cleaning practices, restaurants with smaller traps can extend the time between grease trap cleanings. The number one source of grease is your dishwasher. If you’re noticing signs that your grease trap is getting full—it’s time to act! A great best practice for any restaurant is to schedule regular grease trap cleaning to prevent problems from arising and stop kitchen emergencies before they happen.
Ready to get clean? Call us! Our account managers will work with you to determine a maintenance cycle best suited for your business.

How Often Should Maintenance Be Performed on My Grease Trap?

Your cycle for grease trap maintenance depends on several factors:

  • 1) The size of the trap.
  • 2) What the trap is collecting.
  • 3) Local ordinances, regulations, and enforcement.


As a rule of thumb, most municipalities with pumping ordinances require that companies perform grease trap cleaning every 90 days. We’ve had customers who choose not to keep up with those regulations, but the law catches up with them eventually.


Small Grease Traps

Usually located in the kitchen, small traps tend to hold about 50 gallons or less. Depending on how much waste gets collected, 50-gallon traps should be cleaned more often than every 90 days.


Large Grease Traps

Larger traps are designed to hold up to 1000 gallons. These traps are often located outside of the building, generally in the parking lot. While larger traps tend to have longer maintenance cycles, it all depends on how much waste is going into the trap. Additionally, local government regulations require grease traps and interceptors to be properly maintained.

How a Grease Trap Works

Watch this video below to see how different issues affect the grease trap and your kitchen plumbing.

Give us a call, and our team will set you up with grease trap services that help you stay open and in compliance with all applicable regulations.

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