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.

Frequency Guide

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 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.

Exceptional Service

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

Repairing grease trap

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)

Contact Us

    Please fill in the form below and we will be sure to contact you within 1 hour (within business hours). For immediate service please call 3206 4844.

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    What Our Clients Say

    Mick from Lee’s Environmental was excellent and explained how our septic, grease trap and greywater tanks work in detail. As a manager of large corporations, it was refreshing to see and listen to someone with such passion for their job!
    Gregory Stark, Tallebudgera
    I just wanted to let you know how happy I was with the service we received from Lee’s Environmental. The gentleman who came to work at our property, Colin, was very efficient, courteous and polite. I will certainly pass on the company’s details to friends who may need septic or grease trap services.
    Margaret, Moggill

    Getting your grease trap and septic tank checked is not something you want to think about, so having a friendly reminder letter was just what I needed. From my phone call to collection a couple of days later, everyone at Lee’s were helpful and pleasant. I even got a text to say they were on their way. I was very impressed with Dirk and his off-sider JP who were very obliging. My septic tank and grease trap were cleaned and tidy before I knew it.

    It was lovely dealing with your company.

    Alison White