Domestic & Commercial Drain Clearance

Grease Trap Maintenance

A grease trap is located in kitchen areas, such as restaurants and school canteens, either inside or outside the kitchen. If the grease trap is not well maintained blockages can occur, waste can come back up the drains and odors can escape. This can all lead to health and safety fines.

At Maintain Drains, our professional team will ensure that you get the best grease trap maintenance. We offer grease trap installation and comprehensive maintenance of your grease trap to avoid any of the problems that are caused if you do not have it properly maintained.

maintain drains business icons

How can we help?

Grease Trap Maintenance

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.

graphic of grease trap

Why a Grease Trap?

Grease traps are installed in drains as an interceptor to seperate oils, fats, grease and food waste from water, which prevents these substances entering the public drainage system.

graphic of open sign

Grease Trap Services

Maintain Drains can offer a professional and thorough service to check the drains and make certain the grease trap is working effectively.

graphic of drain plunger unblocking

Grease Trap Inspection

Our service includes: quarterly checking of the for efficiency, inspection reports and an limination of all blocks and grease build ups.

graphic of blue pipes with gauge

Commercial Drain Unblocking

No need to panic. Maintain Drains offer a 24 hour call-out services for emergency commercial drain unblocking

Your trusted drainage expert

Happy Customers

Don’t just take our word for it! Take a look at some of our previous feedback from domestic and commercial customers in and around Dorset.

Our Grease Trap Inspection Process

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Phone icon
graphic of blue van
graphic of worker in blue uniform
graphic of blue check mark

Get in touch with us when you are buying a new home or notice the signs of Grease Trap issues in your current home or business.

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

A drainage professional will perform a Grease Trap Inspection and give you a clear quote for any repair works.

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

Book your Grease Trap Inspection

01202 300 040

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

cross section graphic of drain grease trap

What Steps Can You Take to Maintain Your Grease Trap?

Regular grease trap maintenance is advised in order to keep the grease trap at maximum performance, however, there are certain things you can do to help it work properly. Aside from regular maintenance, having a properly sized grease trap to fit your drainage system will help and avoid putting an excessive amount of food waste down your drain to help with efficiency.

If your kitchen area has not had its grease trap checked or is in need of an inspection contact Maintain Drains for a free quotation.

Maintain Drains plumber working on an outside drain with red safety fencing and Maintain Drains car

Frequently Asked Grease Trap Maintenance Questions

Why is grease trap maintenance necessary?

Grease trap maintenance is necessary to ensure the efficient operation of the trap and prevent clogs and backups in the plumbing system. Regular maintenance helps remove accumulated grease, solids, and debris from the trap, ensuring its proper functionality.

How often should a grease trap be maintained?

The frequency of grease trap maintenance depends on several factors, such as the size of the trap and the amount of FOG generated. In general, commercial kitchens and food establishments should have their grease traps cleaned and maintained every 1 to 3 months.

What happens if a grease trap is not maintained?

If a grease trap is not regularly maintained, the accumulated grease can solidify and cause blockages in the plumbing system. This can lead to unpleasant odors, slow drainage, sewage backups, and costly repairs.

Can I clean and maintain a grease trap myself?

It is not recommended for non-professionals to clean and maintain grease traps. Grease trap maintenance requires specialized equipment, training, and knowledge of local regulations. Contact Maintain Drains for professional grease trap maintenance service that ensures the job is done correctly and in compliance with applicable regulations.

What is a grease trap?

Grease traps are most commonly found in commercial kitchen areas, such as schools or restaurants. They can be placed inside or outside the kitchen. It is important to monitor the performance of your grease trap.

They installed in drains and their purpose is to separate the water from the grease or fat that goes down the sink. If you don’t have a grease trap in your commercial kitchen, you should consider installing one. Without one, you can damage and block your drainage system.

Can you be fined for poor grease trap maintenance?

Yes. If you fail to keep up with the maintenance your grease trap requires, you could receive a warning followed by a fine from health and safety. It is a legal requirement to have an operational grease trap in any commercial kitchen.

Failure to maintain your grease trap could cause damage to the equipment and to your drainage system. If the system stops working, you need to react quickly. These callouts tend to be costly. Proper grease trap maintenance can avoid this happening to you.

Maintain Drains plumber working on an outside drain


Your trusted drainage expert

Maintain Drains
News & Info

Read the latest news and tips from your local drainage experts. Prevent future drainage problems with our helpful award-winning blog posts.

Visit Blog
Your trusted drainage expert

MD, Jon shares his expertise

Watch along as Jon, your local drainage expert, fixes complex drainage issues and discover new ways to maintain your drains!

See More