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Grease Trap Cleaning

Grease Trap Cleaning for Calgary Food Services

As a business in the food industry, you understand the importance of maintaining a clean and hygienic environment for your customers. One crucial aspect is ensuring that your grease traps are regularly cleaned and maintained. Grease traps are designed to capture and collect fats, oils, and grease (FOG) that can accumulate in your plumbing system and cause blockages and backups.

At The Drain Doctor™, we specialize in providing high-quality grease trap cleaning services for food service establishments in Calgary. Our experienced professionals use the latest equipment and techniques to ensure that your grease traps are thoroughly cleaned and functioning at optimal levels. We understand that every business has unique needs, so we offer customized solutions tailored to your specific requirements in Calgary. We aim to help you maintain a safe and clean environment for your customers while ensuring compliance with local regulations.

If you are worried about clogged grease traps, contact The Drain Doctor™. Whether you are a hotel, chain restaurant, or small business, we can help with efficient grease trap cleaning services in Calgary.

Signs that Your Grease Trap Needs Cleaning

Before you lose money to unnecessary penalties, call The Drain Doctor™ for commercial grease trap cleaning services. A sure sign of grease pit trouble is when your drains back up frequently. You can also look out for some of these telling signs:


  • Pest infestation around your drain: If you notice increased pests around your drain, such as cockroaches, rats, or flies, it may indicate that your grease trap is overdue for cleaning. This is because pests are attracted to the buildup of organic matter and food debris in the grease trap, which can create an ideal environment for them to thrive.

  • Grease flowing back into the sink, indicating the trap is full: If you see grease or oil coming back up through the sink or other drains in your commercial kitchen, it could be a sign that your grease trap is full and needs to be cleaned. When the grease trap reaches capacity, it can no longer effectively separate the grease and oil from the wastewater, leading to backups and clogs.

  • Slow draining: If your sinks or other drains are draining slower than usual, it may be due to a grease and oil buildup in the trap. As the grease trap becomes more clogged, water flowing through your plumbing system can be restricted, resulting in slow draining and even backups.

  • Unusual smell coming from your drain: A foul odour emanating from your drain clearly indicates something is amiss. In the case of a grease trap, the smell may be caused by the buildup of decomposing organic matter, which can release unpleasant odours over time. This is especially true if you've noticed that the smell has become more pungent over time.


To properly diagnose the problem, we recommend a visual inspection of the pit. We can also help determine how frequently the pit needs cleaning based on your plant’s production. For information and to schedule service, call our 24/7 answering service and speak to one of our professionals.

Recommended Maintenance & Preventative Services

Most grease traps should be cleaned every 1 to 2 months, depending on your grease trap size and how busy your kitchen is. Avoid disaster with The Drain Doctor™’s preventative grease trap cleaning services in Calgary tailored to your needs.


To learn more about our other services, such as parkade cleaning and septic tank cleaning, give us a call today at 587-328-0705.

Our Process: Know How We Work


Is a sink draining slowly? Call The Drain Doctor™ to perform the essential grease trap cleaning regularly and properly. To ensure the grease trap is draining properly, our technicians follow each important step with every cleaning:

  1. Vacuum the grease trap
  2. Scrape the grease trap clean
  3. Flow test to confirm proper draining

The Drain Doctor™ technicians know from experience that an improperly maintained grease trap will fail quickly, causing backups that can cost your business time and money.


Environmentally Friendly Cleaning


Our grease trap cleaning procedures and waste disposal are all environmentally friendly. No harsh chemicals are used in the cleaning process. All grease waste is properly disposed of in an eco-friendly manner.





Frequently Asked Questions

How important is it to install a grease trap?

Local authorities require a grease trap to prevent oil and fat from getting into the sewer system.


How does a grease trap function?

A grease trap holds on to hot greasy water until it cools down. The grease then separates and floats on top of the trap.

Keeping Drains Clear for Calgary Kitchens

We provide a full inspection and proper cleaning for all kitchen types

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