Vacuum Cleaning A Grease Trap? Why This Service Is Preferential To Other Methods

Cleaning out a grease trap is a necessity for every restaurant and every business where grease is a constant problem. While most restaurants might resort to the "scoop and dump" approach to cleaning out a grease trap, others prefer the vacuum cleaning method. Here is more on the vacuum cleaning of grease traps and why it is preferred to other methods of cleaning out a grease trap. 

The Cleanest Method by Far

A vacuum hose that is connected on one end to a tanker truck and the grease trap's "out" port on the other pulls the grease and debris directly from the trap and into the waiting tanker. It is the cleanest method by far because nothing has to be scooped, dumped, or gathered by the pailful before disposing of it in other ways. Additionally, when the hose is connected to the "out" port of the trap, nothing spills on the ground or ends up in the environment. The vacuum method literally keeps the environment around the grease trap clean (or cleaner than what it would be if you spilled grease trap contents on the ground). 

Nothing Leaks Into the Environment

When you have the hose from the vacuum, and tanker truck clamped tightly onto the "out" port of the grease trap, nothing leaks out, spills out, or runs over the ground. That means that none of the contents from the trap end up in the water supply, in the soil, or in the animals themselves. The vacuum method is "greener" and more eco-friendly than all the rest. Furthermore, some companies that use the vacuum method to collect grease trap contents transport those contents to factories that convert the contents to methane gas. The methane gas is then used to make electricity, doubling the pleasing "green" practices of collecting grease trap contents this way. 

Collection Is Quick

As opposed to other methods, the vacuum method quickly collects grease trap contents and removes a much higher percentage of what often sticks to the inner walls of the trap. Overall, the traps are significantly "cleaner" than they would be if other collection methods were used instead. When you do not want 'business as usual' to grind to a halt while the trap is cleaned, the vacuum cleaning method will ensure that you can keep working in the kitchen or a refining plant while the cleaning is completed. In fact, you will hardly believe it when the task is completed in a matter of minutes!

To learn more, contact a company like Tierra Environmental & Industrial Services today.