Knoxville Grease Trap Installation & Maintenance

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If you have ever experienced a sewer backup, you know it can be a headache—for you and the community. Grease buildup is responsible for nearly 50% of overflowing sewer lines. In Knoxville, all food service establishments need to have grease control equipment installed; the grease cannot be released into the sewer system. Do you need to replace or maintain your grease trap? Contact your local Knoxville grease trap installation and maintenance technicians at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc.

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Grease Trap FAQ


  • How Do Grease Traps Work?

Excessive amounts of greasy substances can solidify in pipes and become as hard as concrete. This can lead to clogs that can only be removed by a professional plumber. Installing a grease trap is the answer to this problem. Grease traps keep grease, oil, waxy substances, and other residue out of the sewer system. Grease traps are either installed near a particular fixture (such as the sink) or outside your property (to cater to the whole kitchen). Keeping your grease trap clean and well-maintained is a key part of keeping your plumbing system functioning.

  • How Can I Tell When I Need Grease Trap Cleaning?

Is wastewater starting to back up from your drains? The grease trap may be failing to intercept oil and grease, leading them to clog in your pipes. This is often the result of a filled grease trap that needs cleaning.

It's time to schedule a grease trap cleaning service if you have noticed:

  1. Clogged or slow-moving drainage
  2. Foul smells coming from your kitchen
  3. Grease in unusual places
  4. Grease makes up more than 25% of the wastewater depth
  5. You can't remember the last time the grease trap was cleaned

In-ground grease traps serving commercial kitchens can hold over 500 gallons of grease and oil. If you need to clean your commercial grease trap, contact Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. We specialize in clearing out large-scale traps using a Jet cleaner.

  • How Often Do Grease Traps Need to Be Cleaned?

We recommend clearing out large traps every three months, but this is just a general rule of thumb. A good way to keep tabs on the condition of your grease trap is to keep an eye on how full it is. Once one-fourth of your grease trap has been filled with fats, oils, grease, and solids (FOGS), it's time to call a plumber.

  • How Can I Tell if My Grease Trap Needs to Be Replaced?

It may be time to replace your grease trap if your drains are starting to back up due to a damaged trap that is failing to direct grease from your sewer line. It may be difficult to tell whether your grease trap just needs a cleaning or if it's damaged beyond repair, so it's a good idea to have a professional inspect it during your next grease trap service appointment. Your plumber can check for corrosion, rust, holes, and other problems.

If you manage a busy restaurant or other food service establishment, make sure you have a properly working grease trap. Call us today at (865) 518-7008 for immediate repair, replacement, or maintenance. When you call before noon on weekdays, we will arrive the same day.

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