Commercial Grease Traps

Grease traps are an essential component of the plumbing system in commercial kitchens. Keeping your traps clear will help maintain a clean, efficient kitchen and positively impact your bottom line. Arnold’s Environmental Services offers comprehensive and cost-effective grease trap maintenance services. With over 26 years of industry experience, our technicians have the skills and resources required to handle any grease trap issue for your business.

Grease Trap Maintenance

The axiom that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is true when it comes to grease traps. Maintaining your traps on a consistent basis will help prevent clogging and potential fines — never fun to deal with.

Our professional cleaning services are effective, compliant with state and federal requirements and take the hassle off your hands of doing it yourself and filling out paperwork.

Contact Arnold’s to set your business up on a time-and-money-saving preventive maintenance schedule to receive top-quality commercial cleaning services from Wisconsin’s best-known name in the business.

Grease Trap Cleaning

Eliminate the odor and safety problems associated with poorly maintained grease traps. Unlike some services that just skim the trap or leave hardened deposits, Arnold’s technicians clean the entire grease trap and scrape away hardened grease with high-pressure steam and vacuum jetting. Well-maintained grease traps require less pumping and will prevent clogged drain lines – not a pretty sight or smell!

Grease Disposal

Arnold’s disposes of grease trap waste at licensed processing facilities. We maintain proper transport manifests and follow all federal, state and local regulations. We ensure the job is done right from start to finish, protecting your restaurant and the environment from health and safety risks.

Expect excellence and efficiency.

Scheduling Appointments

Don’t have time to make a call? We understand. Request our services with our online form.

Follow Federal and State Regulations

After a service, our certified technicians will then file a county maintenance report. AST, Ltd. always properly disposes of waste in Waste Water Treatment Facilities.

Online Billing & Payments

Take care of billing and view previous payments, services performed, and upcoming expenses to keep you ahead of the curve.

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We offer our services to various locations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.

Brown Deer, WI

Burlington, WI

Cedarburg, WI

Eden, WI

Franklin, WI

Fredonia, WI

Germantown, WI

Grafton, WI

Greenfield, WI

Hartford, WI

Kenosha, WI

Lomira, WI

Mayville, WI

Menomonee Falls, WI

Mequon, WI

Milwaukee, WI

Mukwonago, WI

Muskego, WI

New Berlin, WI

Oak Creek, WI

Oostburg, WI

Port Washington, WI

Pleasant Prairie, WI

Racine, WI

Saukville, WI

Sheboygan Falls, WI

South Milwaukee, WI

Sturtevant, WI

Sussex, WI

Waterford, WI

Watertown, WI

Waukesha, WI

West Allis, WI

West Bend, WI

Whitefish Bay, WI

We offer our services to various locations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.

Brown Deer, WI

Burlington, WI

Cedarburg, WI

Eden, WI

Franklin, WI

Fredonia, WI

Germantown, WI

Grafton, WI

Greenfield, WI

Hartford, WI

Kenosha, WI

Lomira, WI

Mayville, WI

Menomonee Falls, WI

Mequon, WI

Milwaukee, WI

Mukwonago, WI

Muskego, WI

New Berlin, WI

Oak Creek, WI

Oostburg, WI

Port Washington, WI

Pleasant Prairie, WI

Racine, WI

Saukville, WI

Sheboygan Falls, WI

South Milwaukee, WI

Sturtevant, WI

Sussex, WI

Waterford, WI

Watertown, WI

Waukesha, WI

West Allis, WI

West Bend, WI

Whitefish Bay, WI

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a grease trap work?

Grease traps are a critical component of a restaurants plumbing system. If the site is located in a rural area, small town or large city, the basic principle is the same. Routine daily kitchen cleaning of food preparation utensils will leave a grease residue in the kitchen sink wash/rinse water.

As this water passes from the sinks to the plumbing pipes it will enter a grease trap. The trap will separate mainly grease, however; some food scraps, trash and miscellaneous debris will be retained as well.

Why is it important to clean a grease trap?

A grease trap will contain animal fats and vegetable oils in kitchen wastewater that flow through your plumbing system before it reaches sanitary sewer lines. If grease is allowed to build up, your lines will become clogged and back up – not a pretty sight or smell! Maintaining grease traps in restaurants or commercial kitchens with heavy use will keep plumbing lines clear and help maintain an efficient and sanitary environment.

How often should I schedule maintenance?

A maintenance schedule is determined by two factors, the size of the grease trap unit and the volume of usage.

What happens if I don't clean the grease trap?

When grease traps are not serviced regularly the grease will displace the water in the unit and glaciate through the pipes, causing a clogged condition. As the grease leaves the trap and cools its reaction is much like candle wax. High-pressure steam and vacuum jetting is the best procedure to remove this blockage. Unfortunately, when this event occurs, it will usually not be at your choosing, causing clogged pipes, backups, lost business and possibly a visit from the Health Department. Call AST, Ltd., to quote, schedule and service any of your grease trap needs.

Need more help? Contact Arnold’s via email, call 1.800.994.0500 or start an online chat.

Very Dependable.

“You don’t want to have a problem with you grease trap, especially in a school. We always can count of Arnold’s to take care of us!”

—Local Middle School

Arnold’s made it easy.

“We have been able to count on Arnold’s to help us out in emergencies with our grease trap and keep our restaurant running!”

—Restaurant Owner