Grease Trap Cleaning
Lee’s Environmental provides grease trap or fat trap cleaning (also known as pumping, pumpout, removal or emptying of grease traps). Grease traps are enclosed cavities (round or rectangular in shape) usually dug into the ground and closeby to the kitchen which collect liquid waste which exits the kitchen sink. Because grease floats, it is “trapped” in between baffle walls inside the grease trap, while allowing the cleaner water to safely exit the grease trap.
Cleaning frequency based on usage levels:
|2 Weekly – 7-10 people
||1-2 Monthly – 6 People
|3 Monthly – 4-5 People
||4 Monthly – 3 People
|6 Monthly – 2 People
||12 Monthly – 1 Person
All households which are not connected to council sewerage will have a grease trap installed at the premises to trap grease to prevent the grease from blocking up outlet pipes and underground dispersion areas (called “absorption/aspiration trenches or “drain fields”).
Grease trap with fat build up ready for pump out
Grease trap waste being pumped out
Between 1 to 3 months of waste collecting in the grease trap, the grease should be removed to ensure the grease does not accumulate to the point where the grease will automatically exit the grease trap. Lee’s Environmental vacuums up this grease and all the contents of the grease trap with our high-power vacuum trucks. Our grease trap service also includes scraping down all walls and baffles inside your grease trap, hosing down the walls, reporting to you the customer on the condition of the grease trap and if any repairs or maintenance is required.
Because grease traps are located outside your house, you are not required to be at home while we perform your service, so you can avoid the temporary (15 minute) smell which emanates from the grease trap while the lid is open.
Lee’s Environmental offers free reminder calls to let you know when your grease trap is due for pumpout. Please email or phone (3206 4844) to add your household to our regular pumpout cycle. We look forward to hearing from you.
Our service technicians provide the highest quality service on each occasion and are happy to answer any questions you may have about your system.
Why Grease Trap Blockages Occur:
When trapped grease builds up between the baffle walls to the point where grease cannot be retained in the grease trap, it will automatically flow out of the outlet, eventually solidifying in outlet pipes and blocking up drains.
Grease trap with broken baffle
In addition to providing actual services for pumping grease traps, greywater sullage holding tanks and septic tanks, Lee’s Environmental is also able to provide repair and maintenance services to these items. Please see below for a complete listing of repairs and maintenance services we provide:
Repairing leaking septic tank tanks (internal or external)
Replacing broken or missing baffles in grease traps and septic tanks
Grinding of grease trap lids which are no longer fitting correctly to ensure they are sitting flush
Full detailing of grease traps, greywater sullage holding tanks and septic tanks, involving water jetting / water blasting of the walls and baffles to give a superior clean
Treating trenches or septic tanks with Rootox to kill tree roots attempting to grow in pipes or the septic tank
Trench minor-section repairs
Standard size grease trap, greywater and septic tank lids
Custom grease trap and septic tank lids
Minor above-ground and below ground pipe-work repairs
Greywater sullage holding tank submersible pump replacements
Repairs and maintenance to all components within a wastewater treatment system
Drain cleaning of blocked pipes to and from grease traps, greywater tanks and septic tanks
Applying hydrated lime treatment to septic tank to restore PH balance to septic tank
Unclogging and removing hair from greywater sullage holding tank submersible pumps (requires Confined Space Entry Certificate which our service technicians have)
Complete council sludge test reports (requires Restricted Drainer’s License which our service technicians have)
Inspect and provide detailed report on items which may require maintenance (eg. Report on the condition of the distribution / aspiration trenches and recommend if they require repair or replacement)