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Grease Trap 101

New to restaurant management and maintenance or just need a refresher about how to stay clog-free and in compliance? Burns Septic TLC can help, with scheduled maintenance and some basics of how grease traps should work. Let us help you keep the doors open to customers.
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My grease trap is overflowing, why?

Answer

If your grease trap is overflowing, there is most likely a clog in the outgoing line from the grease trap to the county sewer. The grease trap should be serviced more frequently. The outgoing line should be jetted out at least once a year.

NOTE: Cleaning the grease trap is not the same as cleaning the lines; both are of equal importance and should be performed on a regular basis!

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