Grease Trap Cleaning and Interceptor Cleaning

CES Provide Grease Trap and Grease interceptor cleaning, FOGs from grease trap/ Grease interceptor are removed for recycling

We specialise in grease trap cleaning /grease trap maintenance and interceptor cleaning, emptying and maintenance. With our experience & regular maintenance, your grease trap system will operate efficiently and ensure you are in compliance with Local Authority Standards and EPA Guidelines.

Our Grease Trap Cleaning Service supports a wide variety of catering and commercial food services business, such as –

How often do I need to clean the grease trap?

The frequency of grease trap cleaning will depend on the nature of the activity producing the grease. If the grease trap is receiving grease from a utensil washing process it will require much less cleaning then one being used to receive grease from a full service restaurant.

Grease Trap Maintenance

When we service your grease trap / interceptor, we carry out the following activities:

  • Grease Trap is fully emptied
  • Fully clean the grease trap
  • Disposal of grease to an EPA licenced facility
  • Waste Disposal Certificate provided
  • Out of hours service available to minimise disruption

to business operation (at no extra cost)


Grease Trap Cleaning and Emptying by ces environmental services in Clare Limerick & Galway


Grease Trap Cleaning & Emptying by ces environmental services in Clare Limerick & Galway

About Grease Traps

Waste fats, oils and greases (FOG) from food service establishments cannot be treated in the wastewater system and must be kept out of the sewers. FOG is does not dissolve in wastewater at normal temperatures. It sticks to surfaces of pipes causing blockages in the sewer system and to the surfaces of equipment in the treatment plant causing further blockages, and equipment breakdown.

The FOG will continue to build up in the sewer line restricting flow, and will eventually cause blockages. Grease Traps All food service establishments should have a trap installed on the waste water outlet to enable removal of FOG. A grease trap works by slowing down the flow of hot greasy water allowing it to cool and the FOG to solidify. The FOG is trapped by ‘baffles’ preventing it from entering the sewer system. The grease must be physically removed from the unit.

Grease interceptors and Grease Tanks

Capture the fats, oil, and grease flowing down kitchen drains and stop them from flowing to the sewer

Why Use CES Environmental Services for Grease Trap Maintenance /Cleaning?

We offer our customers a number of options that we tailor to meet their individual needs. We provide long term maintenance contracts or one off callouts which our trained staff always carry out using one of our Vacuum Tankers. On completion we provide our customers with a certificate of disposal for full traceability and we dispose of the Grease in an environmentally friendly manner at a licensed facility.

Emptying grease traps regularly ensures proper performance and operation and eliminates bad odours, line blockages and the promotion of bacteria in stagnant grease.

CES Environmental Services provide an out of hour’s service. We provide this service at no extra cost so no disturbance is caused to your business while carrying out our work.

Grease Trap Maintenance and Cleaning FAQs

A grease trap is a plumbing device designed to capture fats, oils, and grease (FOG) from wastewater before it enters the main sewage system. Grease traps are essential in preventing blockages in pipes and reducing the risk of sewer overflows. They are commonly used in commercial kitchens, restaurants, and other food service establishments to maintain a clean and efficient drainage system.
Grease trap maintenance refers to the regular inspection, monitoring, and upkeep of a grease trap to ensure it functions effectively. It includes checking for leaks, proper flow rates, and the accumulation of FOG. Grease trap cleaning, on the other hand, is the actual process of removing the captured FOG and solid waste from the grease trap, leaving it clean and ready for further use.
The frequency of grease trap maintenance and cleaning depends on the size of the grease trap and the volume of FOG generated by the establishment. As a general rule, a grease trap should be cleaned when it reaches 25% of its capacity. This typically ranges from once a month to once every three months. However, it is essential to consult with a professional service provider like CES Environmental to determine the optimal cleaning schedule for your specific grease trap.
Neglecting grease trap maintenance and cleaning can lead to several issues, including:
  1. Blocked pipes and drains, resulting in slow or clogged drainage systems.
  2. Foul odours emanate from the grease trap.
  3. Increased risk of sewer overflows and environmental pollution.
  4. Non-compliance with local regulations, leading to potential fines or closures.
Some signs that your grease trap needs cleaning include:
  1. Slow-draining sinks and floor drains.
  2. Unpleasant odours near the grease trap or in the kitchen.
  3. Visible grease or solid waste buildup when inspecting the trap.
While it is possible to clean smaller grease traps yourself, it is highly recommended to hire a professional service provider like CES Environmental for efficient and thorough cleaning. Professionals have the necessary equipment, knowledge, and expertise to ensure proper disposal of waste and compliance with environmental regulations.

CES Environmental provides comprehensive grease trap maintenance and cleaning services to ensure your grease trap operates effectively and complies with local regulations.

Our skilled technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to clean and inspect your grease trap, provide recommendations for maintenance schedules, and ensure proper waste disposal in an environmentally friendly manner.

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