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Grease Trap Pump Out


Often, busy restaurants are unaware that a pump-out or cleaning is required until it is too late. It can be difficult to keep track of the proper time to plan a cleaning because a restaurant’s pump-out and cleaning schedule is dependent on a variety of parameters, including trap size, seating capacity, business, and cooking processes.

However, you’ll need to use the 1/4th rule to figure out if it should be one or three. This rule indicates that a pump-out is required once 1/4th of your grease trap has been loaded with fats, oils, grease, and solids (FOGS). Once your trap is 1/4 filled, it will no longer be functional, resulting in unpleasant odors, poor sink drainage, and blockages in your lines. Restaurants are frequently compelled by law to clean their grease traps every 90 days. As a result, in addition to the 1/4th rule, your restaurant should be aware of any local government legislation or restrictions. These can differ by city, town, or county, so check to see if your restaurant complies with local regulations. Fines may be imposed if certain requirements are not followed.


Normally, you can see inside the trap when looking into it, but when the trap is full, surplus grease stiffens at the top, forming a cap. Because of the grease and filth accumulation, water flow via the drain becomes difficult, resulting in delayed waste movement. Clogged drains can cause a slew of other issues.

5 Signs That Your Restaurant’s Grease Trap Needs to Be Cleaned:

  1. When the drainage in your restaurant is clogged or slow.
  2. When the overall liquid depth is at least 25% grease.
  3. When a bad odor emanates from the industrial kitchen.
  4. When it’s been far too long.
  5. When you come into grease in unexpected locations.

For more than 40 years, R & R Construction has been servicing grease traps. We install, maintain, and clean grease traps for restaurants, hospitals, man-camps and workforce housing. If grease is discharged with the effluent from an improperly-working grease trap, the Department of Health can levy fines. Make sure your septic provider is well trained and experienced in properly clean and maintain restaurant and commercial grease traps in order to avoid hefty fines. Our trained experts offer exceptional services at convenient schedules based on your needs. We offer monthly, quarterly and emergency service throughout the Permian Basin.


At R & R Construction, we provide high-quality Grease pump-outs in:

  • Grease Pumping Midland, TX
  • Grease Pumping Monahans, TX
  • Grease Pumping Pecos, TX
  • Grease Pumping Fort Stockton, TX

R & R Construction offers professional grease pump-out services. You can be sure that you’re working with one of the most trustworthy and eco-friendly companies in the business. We recommend that grease traps be cleaned and maintained on a regular basis at your site in accordance with the applicable regulations.

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