Comprehensive Grit Trap Solutions for Car Washes

Providing Car Washes with Spotless Customer Service

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Regular grit trap cleaning and maintenance plans.
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24/7 emergency response services for customers signed up for a service cycle.
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Efficient removal, treatment, and disposal by technicians who understand the unique properties of grit.
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Best-in-class equipment and a diverse fleet of pumper trucks to handle any job.

From the Drain to the Main

Car washes keep vehicles clean, but what happens to all of that dirt and sand washed off them? Automotive facilities install grit traps to prevent solids and other components, like motor oil and engine grease, from entering the drain, which could potentially cause overflows that expose the public to germ-filled waste. Grit traps must be regularly pumped and maintained to prevent overflows that can shut your business down or lead to costly fines. This is where Southwaste comes in.


From the moment you contact us, we will get to work to resolve the issue or determine the best maintenance cycle to keep your grit trap working as it should. Our plumbers on staff can resolve any issues that might require more than just a pump.


For instance, if your pits fill up all the way to the outgoing pipe, dirt can clog that pipe requiring not just a pump, but also a hydro jet. Our goal is your complete satisfaction with every service. You can count on us to get the job done right and in compliance with local and state rules and regulations.


If you have never considered investing in a grit trap service cycle, we can provide you with many options that align with your budget and needs of your facility. We recommend a regular cycle as it’s the best way to prevent an overflow and mitigate small issues before they turn into much larger, costlier ones.

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Stay in Compliance and Avoid Costly Fines

You don’t want wastewater overflowing in your facility, and you certainly don’t want wastewater overflowing into the public sewer system as this could affect public health. Municipalities don’t want this either, which is why they enforce grit trap rules and regulations and will impose fines and other penalties if you are not in compliance.


At Southwaste, we maintain relationships with local enforcement personnel and stay up-to-date on all rules and regulations of grit traps. We also maintain service paperwork if necessary to provide evidence of the work we do. We do all of these things, so you can stay in compliance and prevent surprises that could threaten your business.


When you call Southwaste, you can rest assured we will keep your grit trap clean and flowing, allowing you to focus your attention on your customers.

Give us a call today to schedule a grit trap cycle consultation.

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