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Grease Trap Cleaning Westmeath

Welcome to Drain Away, your local grease trap cleaning experts in Westmeath. A grease trap in a commercial kitchen is essential for catching fats, oils, and greases before they enter the sewer system. Based in Offaly, we specialize in keeping your kitchen grease traps clean and running smoothly. We cover the entire Westmeath region to ensure that your commercial kitchen’s drainage flows freely.

What is Grease Trap Cleaning?

Grease trap cleaning involves removing fats, oils, and greases (FOG) that accumulate in your grease trap system. Grease traps, also known as grease interceptors, are plumbing devices installed in commercial kitchens to catch FOG from wastewater, preventing pipe blockages and sewer overflows. Regular cleaning keeps your kitchen drains clear and your drainage system operating smoothly.

How Often Should You Clean Your Grease Trap?

To maintain the effectiveness of your grease trap, follow a maintenance schedule. For high-usage establishments, grease trap cleaning should be performed every 1-3 months. For moderate usage, cleanings every 3-6 months are recommended. The cleaning frequency depends on the trap’s size, the volume of FOG produced, and the type of food service.

Benefits of Regular Grease Trap Cleaning

  • Prevention of Blockages: Regular maintenance prevents blockages and ensures that your kitchen drains flow smoothly.
  • Compliance with Regulations: Keeping your grease trap clean helps you comply with local health and environmental regulations.
  • Reduction of Foul Odours: Regular cleaning reduces unpleasant odours that can permeate your kitchen and dining areas.
  • Longer Plumbing Life: Regular maintenance extends the life of your plumbing system by preventing FOG build-up.
  • Food Waste Management: Regular maintenance reduces build-up and bad odours, making professional grease trap cleaning essential.


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Consequences of Not Cleaning Your Grease Trap

    Major Blockages:

    Failure to clean your grease traps can lead to major blockages in your drainage system.

    Fines and Penalties

    Noncompliance with health and environmental regulations can result in fines and penalties.

    Environmental Damage

    Untreated fats, oils, and greases (FOG) in the wastewater system can cause environmental damage.

    Emergency Repairs

    Neglected maintenance can lead to costly and inconvenient emergency repairs.

    Specialised Knowledge

    Grease from kitchens and food processing plants builds up quickly and is challenging to remove. Our specialised knowledge ensures that even the toughest grease is managed and removed effectively.

    Why Choose Drain Away for Grease Trap Cleaning Westmeath?

    Drain Away offers comprehensive grease trap cleaning services:

      Years of Experience

      Our technicians have years of experience in grease trap cleaning, serving many catering and food processing businesses.

      Competitive Pricing

      We offer affordable prices without compromising on service.

      Latest Equipment

      We use the latest equipment and technology to clean grease traps, ensuring that your system runs smoothly and efficiently.

      Maintenance Contracts

      We offer grease trap maintenance contracts tailored to suit your business, preventing build-up and ensuring regular servicing.

      Specialised Knowledge

      Our expertise ensures that even the toughest grease is managed and removed effectively.

      Our 24/7 response team will have your drains flowing again quickly and efficiently. For reliable grease trap cleaning in Westmeath, call our team at 1800 938 837.


      We are honored to have won our consumers’ trust.

      We are proud to have earned the trust and confidence of our customers through our commitment to excellence and exceptional service.

      Patrick Kenny


      Very good service I had a different drain business to come to my home last year to unblock my drains and I found drain away a better service. I would highly recommend this company.

      Nathan Hegarty


      I had drainaway to unblock my drain and they found a collapsed drain and they had a drain camera to find where the problem was I found there service very cheap for the technology and the equipment they had. I rang around and I found them the most affordable drain company. 10 out of 10 from me.

      Industries We Service:

      • Hospitality: Restaurants, hotels, and other food service businesses rely on us for efficient grease trap cleaning services.
      • Real Estate: Developers and property investors trust us to maintain their properties’ drainage systems.
      • New Builds: We cater to new residential projects, ensuring their grease traps are clean and functional from the start.
      • Property Management: Managed properties benefit from our regular grease trap maintenance services.
      • Facilities Management: Various facilities, from commercial complexes to educational institutions, rely on us for their grease trap cleaning needs.
      • Building Management: Building managers trust us to keep their properties’ drainage systems in top condition.
      • Civil Engineers: We provide grease trap cleaning services for large-scale civil engineering projects, ensuring compliance and efficiency.

      Locations We Service:

      • Athlone
      • Mullingar
      • Tullamore
      • Longford
      • Roscommon
      • Surrounding areas

      Grease Trap Maintenance Contracts

      Drain Away offers bespoke grease trap maintenance contracts tailored to your business requirements. These contracts ensure the regular cleaning and upkeep of your grease traps, preventing blockages and ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations.

      Our maintenance contracts include:

      • Scheduled Cleaning Visits: Our team will visit your premises at agreed intervals to clean and maintain your grease traps, keeping them in optimal condition.
      • Compliance Checks: We will ensure that your grease traps meet all relevant health and safety regulations, providing you with peace of mind.
      • Detailed Reporting: You will receive detailed reports after each visit, outlining the work carried out and any recommendations for future maintenance.

      Grease Trap Emptying

      In addition to our comprehensive maintenance services, Drain Away offers professional grease trap emptying. Regular emptying is vital for the smooth operation of your grease trap system and the prevention of blockages.

      Our grease trap emptying service includes:

      • Scheduled Emptying: We will schedule regular visits to empty your grease traps, ensuring they are kept at maximum capacity.
      • Environmentally Friendly Disposal: We dispose of collected grease and waste in an environmentally friendly manner, adhering to all regulatory standards.
      • Emergency Services: Our team is available 24/7 for emergency grease trap emptying in case of unexpected build-up or blockages.

      For reliable and efficient grease trap maintenance and emptying services in Westmeath, contact Drain Away today.

      Grease Trap Cleaning FAQs

      How often should I clean my grease trap?

      It’s recommended to clean your grease trap every 1-3 months, depending on the volume of grease your kitchen produces and the size of the grease trap.

      Can I clean the grease trap myself?

      While it’s possible to clean a grease trap yourself, professional cleaning ensures thorough removal of all grease and oils, preventing potential blockages and maintaining optimal performance.

      What are the signs that my grease trap needs cleaning?

      Common indicators include slow drainage, foul odors, and visible grease buildup in the trap. Regular inspections can help identify when cleaning is needed.

      What happens if I don’t clean my grease trap regularly?

      Neglecting regular cleaning can lead to severe blockages, unpleasant odors, overflow, plumbing issues, and potential fines for non-compliance with health and safety regulations.

      How can Drain Away help with my grease trap cleaning needs?

      Drain Away offers comprehensive grease trap cleaning services tailored to your specific requirements. Our experienced team uses advanced techniques and equipment to thoroughly clean your grease traps, ensuring they function efficiently and comply with regulations. We also provide 24/7 emergency response and regular maintenance contracts to keep your kitchen running smoothly.

      Why should I choose professional grease trap cleaning over DIY methods?

      Professional grease trap cleaning ensures complete and efficient removal of grease, fats, and oils. DIY methods often leave residual grease, which can impair the trap’s performance and lead to blockages. Our experts at Drain Away provide thorough cleaning, eliminating odors and improving the overall performance of your grease traps.

      What types of businesses benefit from grease trap cleaning services?

      Our grease trap cleaning services are ideal for a wide range of businesses, including restaurants, hotels, food processing plants, real estate properties, new housing developments, property management companies, facilities management, building management, and civil engineering projects.

      How can I schedule a grease trap cleaning with Drain Away?

      Booking a grease trap cleaning with Drain Away is easy. Contact our team at 1800 938 837, email or complete our online contact form. We offer flexible scheduling to fit in with your business hours and minimal disruption to your operation.

      What makes Drain Away's grease trap cleaning services stand out?

      We aim to provide fast, efficient and thorough grease trap cleaning services. Our technicians use the latest technology and techniques to ensure your grease traps are in optimal condition. We pride ourselves on our honest and transparent service, offering free and clear quotes and full aftercare.

      Let us take care of your drain and septic needs.

      Whether you’re looking for a simple repair or a complete drain and septic system upgrade, we’re here to help.