How Do I? - Properly Clean Grease Trap

Grease Trap


You'll need the following before you begin:

  1. Large Trash Can;

  2. 2 or 3 trash can liners (garbage bags);

  3. Oil dry (purchase at an auto supply store);

  4. Proper tools to open trap;

  5. Tools for removing contents (scoop and scraper);

  6. PaperTowels;

  7. Rubber gloves.

Let's begin:

  1. Prepare your work area;

  2. Put the trash can liners into the trash can;

  3. Add some oil dry (this will soak up the water and liquid and make transportation of the waste cleaner and safer);

Dig in:

  1. Remove the lid;

  2. Observe the manner in which the internal parts are installed because you'll have to reinstall it properly when you finish cleaning the trap.

  • missing or mal-aligned internal parts will cause discharges that are in violation of the allowable limits of the Industrial Pretreatment Ordinance.

  • Examine the gasket for damage - never use tube silicone as a gasket.

  • If the gasket is falling into the trap, clean and reattach it to the trap;

  • Begin dipping (or vacuuming) the waste from the trap.

  • Remove all contents until unit is empty.

  • No need to use degreasers or soap and water - no one is eating out of this trap.

  • Make sure the trap has been properly reassembled (all internal parts are in place).

  • Tie up the bag of waste (that has the oil dry soaking up the liquid) and place in the garbage (solid waste) dumpster.


    It's as EASY as that....