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The Devastating Impact of Grease on Sewer and Waterway Systems Pembroke Pines, FL

The Devastating Impact of Grease on Sewer and Waterway Systems

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When grease is in a liquid state, it is easy to imagine that it is safe to dispose of in drains. However, this is not the case as oils and fats are responsible for blockages in pipes. There is also a risk of contamination to natural waters when grease is not disposed of properly.

The damage caused by grease is not always contained to a single area. A single blockage can impact property and the environment in several ways. For these reasons, Ft. Lauderdale businesses and homeowners have a responsibility to ensure grease disposal laws are observed.

Liquid Grease

The fact that grease is liquid does not make it safe to dispose of in a drain. While some grease will wash away with wastewater, a coating will build up on pipe walls. In addition, fats, food scraps, and other debris from professional kitchens can also cause clogs.

Grease traps are designed to filter out liquid and solids from wastewater. These systems are typically found below restaurants and require regular maintenance. In addition, there is a risk of cracks forming in the container and other components, which can result in grease escaping and causing issues.

Blockages & Sewage Backup

When a sewer line is blocked, waste will begin to backup. Wastewater, human waste, bacteria and other pathogens can flood basements, homes and business premises. Public spaces, parks, and natural waterways may also suffer flooding.

The bacteria in sewage are potentially harmful to human health and wildlife. Aquatic life is especially at risk when rivers or lakes are contaminated by wastewater. Unfortunately, repairing blockages and reversing the damage caused to ecosystems is messy, time-consuming, and costly.

Although each municipality has different regulations, businesses should have grease traps checked and cleaned every 90-180 days. If your business operates a kitchen, trapping and correctly disposing grease is a legal obligation.

At Eco Pump Services, we are committed to ensuring your grease trap systems are regularly cleaned and inspected. Grease is removed and disposed of per applicable Ft. Lauderdale regulations. Call today to book an inspection.

Posted on behalf of Eco Pump Services

15757 Pines Blvd, Suite 315
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Phone: (305) 557-2791


Mon - Thurs: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Our Client Reviews

Eco Pump Services

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 52 reviews

Gonzalo Rubino

Im a customer with 2 locations for almost 2 years, professional service and on time ALWAYS. Very recommended. Good price too

Jamie Erickson

We've been working with ECO pump services for the last 5 years. Amazing customer service!! Very reliable and on-time.


Billy is very responsive, fair and a pleasure to work with...we use Billy for our grease trap service.

A. Barrera

Great work. Always sends pictures of the tasks they completed, including before and after photos. Also they have accommodated my business with last minute requests. Excellent team.

Ismarck Foster

I have a Buisnes in wynwood area and the best service for the grease trap is making for this guys

Elizabeth Cruz-Evans

We use this company in several of our restaurants and they do a magnificent job! I highly recommend them to anyone who needs there grease traps cleaned and maintained.

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    Eco Pump Services


    15757 Pines Blvd, Suite 315
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

    (305) 557-2791

    Opening Times

    Mon - Thurs: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Friday 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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