How to Maintain Your Grease Traps

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Maintaining their homes’ grease traps is one of the best things homeowners can do to keep their septic system in good shape. Damaged or clogged grease traps can lead to issues like backups, and no one wants to deal with those kinds of problems.

How to Maintain Your Grease Traps

If you’re looking for ways to maintain your grease trap, check out these tips:

  • Put food in the trash, not the sink. No matter how strong you think your drain system is, any leftover food on your plate should be scraped into the trash rather than into your sink and down the drain. Food particles and grease can quickly clog your system, so don’t give them the chance to do so.
  • Don’t use cleaning enzymes or solvents. No matter what the product says, cleaning enzymes and solvents aren’t actually effective at breaking down grease and other particles. These agents may even wear your septic system down further, so it’s best to avoid them.
  • Call in the experts. Professional septic services are designed to maintain your septic system, including your grease trap. A professional grease trap cleaning service is necessary from time to time to prevent clogs and other issues, and it can’t be substituted with DIY cleaning solutions.

Helping people maintain their grease traps is just one of the services we provide here at A&B Septic Services, Inc. The importance of keeping your home’s grease trap in good working condition can’t be overstated. Keep your grease trap and the rest of your septic system working its best by calling in our services today.