Grease Pit Cleaning

Many indus­tries, includ­ing but cer­tain­ly not lim­it­ed to the food indus­try, must han­dle large amounts of pro­duc­tion waste, some­times in the form of grease. Grease refers to semi-sol­id lubri­cants typ­i­cal­ly made of fats and oils. Because of its high vis­cos­i­ty, grease eas­i­ly flows down drainage pipes but solid­i­fies over time, which can cre­ate dan­ger­ous and unsan­i­tary block­ages. To mit­i­gate this prob­lem, peo­ple use grease traps.

What are Grease Traps?

Grease traps help pre­vent obstruc­tion and back­up by sep­a­rat­ing grease and oth­er sol­id mate­ri­als from the liq­uid. But over time, the trapped sol­id residue still obstructs the flow of waste­water and caus­es sewage to back up. So, these traps must be cleaned and dis­posed of on a reg­u­lar basis. Clean­ing grease traps pre­vents solid­i­fied fats, oils, and grease from stick­ing to the insides of the drainage pipes.

How are Grease Traps Cleaned?

Grease trap clean­ing is includ­ed in The Budd Group’s var­i­ous clean­ing ser­vices. Whether you require imme­di­ate help for a severe back­up issue or sim­ply need a reli­able team for reg­u­lar grease trap main­te­nance, we have you covered. Just about all grease traps oper­ate in the same way. We begin the clean­ing process by remov­ing the trap’s lid and inspect­ing the inte­ri­or for any dam­aged com­po­nents. We then mea­sure the amount of grease present in the grease trap. Any stand­ing water must be removed so the grease and solids are all that remain in the con­tain­er. These remains can then be scooped into a waste container. By this point, the grease trap will be most­ly emp­ty, with some remain­ing debris on the sides and bot­tom. We will vac­u­um up these rem­nants and scrub the inte­ri­or and exte­ri­or of the trap so it’s ful­ly cleaned and ready for fur­ther use. Dur­ing and after clean­ing, the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency (EPA) requires that we fill out a FOG (fat­ty oils and grease) report to account for the amount of waste removed.

How Often Should Grease Traps be Cleaned?

Gen­er­al­ly speak­ing, grease traps should be cleaned about 4 – 6 times a year, or every few months. Of course, the fre­quen­cy with which one should clean a grease trap depends on a num­ber of fac­tors. Larg­er, more active facil­i­ties (espe­cial­ly kitchens) may need month­ly or bi-week­ly grease trap clean­ing, for instance. The Budd Group is pre­pared to inspect and clean any facility’s grease traps to keep its pipes clean and safe, and to abide by EPA regulations.

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Dane Slaughter, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District

I have worked with The Budd Group since 2011, and I have been very pleased and impressed with their staff, account managers, and regional support they provide. They have been very prompt to respond if there is an issue with the janitorial services. They provide an exceptional service and understand the importance of greeting our passengers and guests to allow them to have a wonderful experience when traveling. I view their service as a partnership and count on them daily to deliver exceptional quality to our tenants, passengers, staff, and business partners.

Guy Harley, Wake Forest University Health Sciences

The Budd Group provides exceptional custodial services for our campus. We are grateful for their service to our patients, families, visitors, staff and faculty for over 40 years. The Budd Group is very responsive to our requests and needs, and we truly believe in their loyalty and commitment to our success.

Billy D. Smith, Kershaw County School District

I personally have had the best experience and relationship with The Budd Group. From their owner all the way to their day porters, they take great pride in representing the company name, and doing the best job they can. During these unprecedented pandemic times The Budd Group has been flexible and responsive to the changing needs our district has had in every way. With every firm that we have used there have been issues, but no firm has ever been as responsive, and as quick to fix whatever the issue may be as The Budd Group!

Nick Mincey, Orange County Schools

The Budd Group has gone above and beyond in providing custodial services to our district. Following a lengthy RFP process, we as a committee selected them to help our district achieve a new and rejuvenating approach to campus cleaning and facility care. We asked them to take on a difficult task of staffing, and preparing schools for the start of our school year with only 6 weeks of transition time. We all knew it would be difficult at best. However, with the help of their Human Resources department and successful hiring strategies, we were up and running by the time our Staff members began to enter the campuses for the school year.

Blaise Winch, Capsugel

The Budd Group has been providing services to Capsugel for over 6 years. The service provided has been excellent and professional. They perform duties in multiple locations including a manufacturing plant, distribution center, office area, machine shop and fitness center. They clean all of the following types of areas at those various locations: office, bathroom, cafeteria, fitness center, locker room, shipping/receiving and CGMP production areas. As it relates to CGMP experience, they also created a sanitation program for the cGMP areas, maintain and created their own operating instructions, maintain document control and follow all cGMP guidelines for hygiene and documentation.

Susan A. Maddux, Presbyterian College

The Budd Group has become a true partner with Presbyterian College. They have taken the time to fully understand our mission and become a true part of the Blue Hose family. The housekeeping staff often pull off miracles when given very little time to clean a space on campus between events. They work long hours and respond 24/7 to emergencies on campus. The landscaping team has transformed the grounds of the campus such that the college regularly gets positive feedback from those who visit the campus. Before outsourcing to The Budd Group, the college performed these services in house. We have seen significant improvement in both housekeeping and grounds since The Budd Group took over.


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