If you own a restaurant or another food-related business , you know how important a functioning sink is. You have a large influx of food and several types of grease and oils entering the sink each day. With that being said, it’s also vital to have a functioning grease trap. Grease traps are designed to catch most of the grease and oil before it ever hits your commercial sink drain. Grease and oils are less dense than water and tend to naturally separate, allowing for grease-free water to travel through the trap with ease. Eventually, the grease trap will have to be pumped and cleared. When this is the case, be sure to schedule a grease trap repair.
What does a grease trap repair entail?
A grease trap repair is centered around the pumping of your grease trap, followed by an inspection. Grease and sludge will continuously build up in your grease trap as you go about daily business. While grease traps are extremely efficient, eventually you will encounter backup. When you schedule a repair, our plumbers will pump and scrape all of the grease from the traps and your interceptor system. It’s important to get the trap pumped as a part of your regular maintenance. In fact, many health departments require that you get it done at least twice a year. If you don’t, you’re risking a kitchen catastrophe that could halt service. In addition, clogs are smelly, messy, and just plain annoying. By scheduling a grease trap repair, you’re ensuring daily business and the satisfaction of your customers.
When should I schedule a repair?
There’s really no right answer for this. (Unless it’s an emergency of course.) Most food-related business are required to schedule one twice a year to remain in good health standing. However, it’s not a bad idea to get it done more often than that. As a rule of thumb, grease traps need to be pumped as soon as they reach 25 percent capacity. We often encounter problems when we least expect them to happen. As a business owner, you know firsthand just how frustrating it can be. Fortunately, FloGuard Plumbing offers our services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We understand how urgent it is to keep your business up and running. If you run into a problem with your grease trap or believe you need it to be cleaned, don’t hesitate to call us. We will have someone sent to your facility in an hour or less.