Get Answers to FAQ about Grease Traps, Edmonton

Along with being Edmonton's grease trap experts, Suck U Sump Service strives to answer any questions the area's commercial property owners may have about grease traps and grease trap service. Below is a list of questions commonly asked of Suck U Sump Service. Please call us if you have a question that hasn't been answered on this page.

How often should grease traps be cleaned?

It varies depending on many factors such as grease trap size, business volume and menu options.

The City of Edmonton's Bylaw states that grease must be removed from grease interceptors on a monthly basis, or more frequently if 25% of the grease interceptor volume is grease.

What would happen if I don't clean my grease trap?

The trap can only hold a certain amount of grease until it becomes full. Once it's full, it will release grease into the main lines of the building and into city sewers, causing backups, costly repairs, plus fines by municipalities.

Do you offer maintenance programs?

Yes. We offer maintenance programs for grease trap cleaning, drain flushing, catch basins and manholes, commercial hot water tanks, boilers, heat exchangers etc. Call and ask, and we will take the worry out of your hands.

Do you offer 24-hour service?

Yes, we offer after-hours emergency or pre-scheduled service at an additional cost. A fully trained tech will answer your call, not a machine.

Do you offer free quotes?

Yes, just call us and we will give you a free estimate.

What happens to the waste you remove from our site?

All waste is disposed of in accordance with environmental laws. Depending on the waste taken, it is recycled, composted or treated. Nothing is released into the environment.

What areas do you service?

We serve customers in Edmonton and surrounding Alberta areas, including Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Devon, Beaumont, Sherwood Park and St. Albert.

What is a grease trap and what does it do?

A grease trap is a plumbing fixture that is in the drainage system at all food service facilities. Its purpose is to separate any grease and food from the water going into the drainage system to prevent costly repairs and maintenance. All sinks that produce food waste or grease must be plumbed through a grease trap in commercial kitchens.

My drains are backing up; what do I do?

Stop using any water and call us immediately at 780-498-0088.

Do you service cross-connection control devices (backflow devices)?

Yes, we offer yearly testing, and service for replacement, if needed. All test reports are submitted to EPCOR.

Are there any jobs you can't or won't do?

Call us and if we can't do it, we will refer you to the people who can.

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