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Grease Traps

Maintain Drains are a very well established drain repair company based in Poole. We operate within a radius of about 50 miles of Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole.

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About Grease Traps

A Grease Trap prevents fats, oils, and grease (FOG) produced by commercial kitchens from entering the drainage system and causing blockages. They act as a filter between sinks and dishwashers and the main sewer system, preventing blockages that will require drain jetting. It is vital that businesses take responsibility with regard to the correct disposal of all FOG products. If a business has no measures in place to prevent FOG products from entering drains, such as suitable Grease Traps, they will be on the receiving end of a hefty cleaning bill and maybe even a fine and prosecution. We also offer grease trap maintenance services. Get in touch.

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Our Grease Trap Services Process


Get in touch with us when you are buying a new home or notice the signs of a blocked drain in your current home or commercial kitchen.


Our team will respond quickly and efficiently, working around your schedule.


A drainage professional will perform a drain inspection and give you a clear quote for any repair works.


Maintain Drains will carry out the work required to an exceptional standard.

Is a grease trap right for you?

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Grease Traps

Whatever your drainage problems, Maintain Drains has the solution. We’ve invested heavily in technology and training to make sure we can tackle your drainage emergency quickly, cleanly, and safely. 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week.


What is a Grease Trap?

Our Grease Traps for commercial kitchens are installed in drains as an interceptor to separate oils, fats, grease, and food waste from water, which prevents these substances entering the public drainage system.


How do Grease Traps work?

When waste is poured down the sink, it runs into the grease trap. Any solid matter sinks to the bottom, the water remains in the middle, and any lighter FOG floats on the top. Only the filtered wastewater flows into the drainage system.


Grease Trap Installation

All grease traps should be installed by a professional as the traps must be specified to the flow rate of your sinks and dishwashers. Contact Maintain Drains if you require Grease Trap Installation or Maintenance.


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Frequently Asked Questions about Grease Traps

It is vital that businesses have Grease Trap installation. The issue of large ‘bergs’ or ‘fatbergs’ in drainage systems, created from build-ups of fat and grease, have begun to impact not only the free-flowing of wastewater but also the environment. For this reason, authorities are now tracing ‘berg’ formations back to the source, which may result in the business being prosecuted.

In the UK, it is a legal requirement to install a grease trap in a commercial kitchen. This is because it stops fat and grease from entering the public drainage system. If you operate one of the below businesses, you must ensure you have a grease trap installed:

  • bakery
  • school canteen
  • restaurant
  • hotel
  • pub
  • fast food chain
  • and more

You are legally required to install a grease trap if you operate a commercial kitchen in the UK. This is because grease trap installation prevents fat and grease from entering the public drainage system. Fat and grease can damage pipe work and cause blockages that put entire systems out of use. Your health and safety inspector will check your grease trap installation to ensure it meets the current standards.

The cost of grease trap installation varies depending on the size of the job. Large commercial kitchens, for example, university canteens, require a larger system than small businesses such as bakeries. 

The best thing to do is get in touch with us, we would be happy to give you a quote.

A grease trap works by using the principle of gravity and buoyancy. When wastewater containing grease enters the trap, it slows down, allowing the grease to rise to the surface. The trapped grease is then separated from the water, which flows out of the trap and into the sewer system. The grease is retained in the trap until it is manually removed.

Yes, there are various types of grease traps available, including passive grease traps, automatic grease traps, and grease recovery units. The selection of the type of grease trap depends on factors such as the volume of grease produced, space limitations, and specific requirements of the establishment. At Maintain Drains, we will help you determine the most suitable type of grease trap for your needs.

  • Prevents drain blockages: A grease trap captures grease, fats, and oils, preventing them from causing blockages in the drainage system and reducing the risk of costly repairs. Protects the sewer system: By preventing excess grease from entering the sewer system, a grease trap helps avoid sewer backups and environmental hazards. 
  • Ensures compliance with regulations: Installing a grease trap ensures compliance with local regulations, avoiding fines and legal issues related to grease disposal. 
  • Cost savings: Regular maintenance and cleaning of a grease trap are more affordable than emergency repairs caused by grease-related issues, resulting in long-term cost savings.
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Experience Hassle-Free Grease Trap Installation with Maintain Drains

Are you tired of dealing with blocked drains and costly drainage repairs in your commercial kitchen? Look no further! At Maintain Drains, we offer hassle-free Grease Trap Installation services that will keep your drainage system running smoothly and efficiently. Why Choose us for Grease Trap Installation?

  1. Expertise: Our team of skilled professionals has extensive experience in installing grease traps for various commercial establishments. Whether you run a restaurant, hotel, bakery, or any other food-related business, we have the expertise to tailor the perfect grease trap solution for your specific needs.
  2. Compliance: We understand the importance of complying with local regulations. Our grease trap installations meet all the required standards, ensuring you stay in the good books of the authorities and avoid any potential fines or legal issues.
  3. Custom Solutions: Every commercial kitchen is unique, and one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why we provide customised grease trap installations that perfectly match your flow rate and kitchen setup. Say goodbye to generic solutions that don’t work effectively.
  4. Prevent Costly Repairs: By installing a grease trap, you can prevent drain blockages and costly repairs caused by grease and fat buildup. Our effective grease traps capture these substances, allowing only clean water to flow through your drainage system.
  5. 24/7 Availability: We understand that drainage emergencies can happen anytime. That’s why our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to address any grease trap installation needs or drainage emergencies you may encounter.

Peace of Mind: With Maintain Drains, you can have peace of mind knowing that your grease trap installation is in the hands of experienced professionals. We take pride in delivering high-quality services that exceed your expectations.

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