Grease Interceptor and Grease Trap Pumping Hearne, Texas
We offer one-time and regularly scheduled grease interceptor pump outs
Grease interceptors or “grease traps” are a treatment device installed in the plumbing line within a commercial food services business to control the flow of wastewater to allow fats, oils and grease to float to the top and the solids to settle to the bottom. This simple system is very effective at removing FOG (fats, oils and grease) before they can reach the city sewer system.
Universal Vacuum Service is a vacuum truck company that specializes in pumping out septic tanks of all sizes. We are based out of Hearne, Texas and serving Robertson County and Brazos County and the surrounding area. Whether you need a septic tank pumped as part of your regular system maintenance, or because of a septic system emergency, Universal Vacuum Service can help!
Facilities We Offer Grease Trap Pumping To:
- Restaurants and food services
- Hotel kitchens
There are thousands of businesses in Hearne, Texas that identify as food services operations that discharge wastewater containing F.O.G (fat, oil and grease). These facilities must install and maintain a grease trap/interceptor in accordance with local codes. If you own a busy restaurant or commercial food services facility you already know the importance of having your grease traps or grease interceptors pumped out regularly.
Fixtures Required To Be Connected To Grease Traps Are:
- Sinks used for washing pots, pans, dishes, cutlery and kitchen utensils, including pre-rinse sinks.
- Self-cleaning exhaust hoods installed over commercial cooking equipment.
- Commercial cooking equipment, such as tilt kettles, designed to discharge to a sewer or drain.
- Any fixtures that discharge wastewater that contains FOG (fats, oils or grease).
As an operator of a food services operation, it is your responsibility to pump out your grease interceptor when the oil and grease inside is in excess of the lesser of six inches or 25% of the wetted height of the grease interceptor. A record of all grease interceptor inspection and maintenance activities must be kept at your facility and be available for on site inspection by a health officer.
The size of your establishment, the size of your grease interceptor and the amount of FOG contaminated waste water you send down the drain will determine the frequency of your required pump outs. Waiting too long could result in clogs, foul odors, fines and other maintenance issues, so it’s recommended that busy facilities have their grease interceptors pumped out and rinsed every 2-3 months. Your specific situation may vary.
If you need to have your grease trap pumped please call (979) 255-4350 or fill out our online contact form and we will get back to you promptly to schedule a time to provide services.