With so many different residential sewer needs and local businesses and restaurants in Maui, our community needs comprehensive sewer services they can trust. Grease traps can be found in both residential and commercial buildings, but they all need the same care and pumping services to keep them healthy! That’s why we provide the best services to keep your sewer system in prime condition.
Luckily, Maui Pumping Services is here to make sure that your home or business runs smoothly with no messy grease trap backups. Our team is well-versed in cleaning out grease traps and ensuring that your sewer system is healthy before it reaches the city’s sewage pipes or your septic system. Read on to learn more about our grease trap services and how our team can make waste management easier than ever!
First of all, what the heck is a grease trap? For any residential homes or commercial businesses that use kitchen sinks, dishwashers, disposals or any kind of floor drain, wastewater is funneled towards the municipal sewer or septic system. However, within this wastewater are fats, oils and greases (FOG). FOG substances complicate the natural sewage process, creating a layer of waste that doesn’t break down.
A grease trap is basically an extra tank located between the inflow sewage pipe and the outflow pipe to the rest of the sewer system. Three different types of waste accumulate here: grease, water and solid sludge. Sludge falls to the bottom of the tank, collecting over time but never exiting into the rest of the system. Water fills up most of the tank until it reaches the height of the outflow pipe towards the sewage system. This wastewater is safe to proceed into the rest of the system. FOG substances float on the top of the water, but a barrier stops the greases from reaching the outflow pipe to the sewer system.
Grease traps need to be pumped to rid the tank of the grease layer and the solid sludge that slowly collects on the bottom of the tank. If left unattended, the grease and waste can build up and block the sewer outlet — or even be pushed into the municipal system or septic tank. These substances need to be removed — just like septic tank waste — and disposed of at a biosolids processing facility.
Failure to schedule regular grease trap pumping services can lead to foul odors, blockages or even overflow! This simple act of maintenance can protect your home or business from a very messy, embarrassing disaster. With a professional team on your side, you’ll have to worry even less. We can perform your grease trap pumping at a convenient time with speed and ease. We work to disrupt your daily life as little as possible.
Your grease trap pumping schedule largely depends on the habits in your home or business, but a general rule for high-use environments is to pump your grease trap every one to three months. Some cities even have rules for restaurants and commercial businesses that require grease trap pumping at least every 30 days. It’s important to consult with a professional about your grease trap’s health — especially if you have a residential grease trap that may not require frequent cleanings.
Maui Pumping Services is a streamlined team of experts that knows how to get the job done right. We don’t mess around when it comes to your sewer or grease trap services — deserve a focused group of technicians that take your needs seriously. Trust that our technicians will be professional every step of the way, making your grease trap pumping hassle-free. We provide grease trap pumping services to Kahului, Kihei, Wailuku, Lahaina, Pukalani, and all the surrounding Maui communities. Give us a call to schedule your grease trap service today!