Grease is very damaging to your plumbing and poses a great threat to the environment when mismanaged. It is such a serious issue that the Board of Health has deemed it necessary to create laws regulating its proper disposal. All businesses that deal with cooking or food service are required to install and maintain a grease trap designed to prevent their grease from infiltrating nature and the water supply. Grease trap maintenance must be done routinely, or the trap will malfunction and create big problems for you and your business. Be aware of signs of trouble, and call EarthCare right away if you experience any of the following.
One of the common signs we find resulting from overlooked grease traps is slow drains. It’s quite inconvenient to have a sink full of wastewater that won’t go down because your kitchen staff likely needs to use the sink frequently. This could apply to your floor drain or dishwasher as well. You may think it’s a clog in your drain, but it could actually be a problem with your grease trap. Have a trained professional evaluate the situation and diagnose things correctly so you don’t waste time and money on the wrong solution.
Often accompanied by slow drains, are strange sounds. If you hear gurgling noises coming from your drains when water is going down them, it is a sign that something is creating a blockage. Again, consult an expert to determine whether the noises are due to the grease trap or something different. If it’s the grease trap, have it cleaned right away. Don’t wait for the problem to get worse.
The stench of grease waste is undeniable, and your kitchen employees (and possibly customers) will notice it right away. When your trap is working properly, it shouldn’t be releasing unpleasant smells. Once you are experiencing foul odors, there is a problem that needs to be addressed immediately.
Call the Grease Trap Experts
There is so much involved with running a business that the grease trap often gets neglected. We recommend scheduling regular maintenance with a provider like EarthCare who can keep track of this. Let us take one more thing off your plate. Our technicians want to keep your grease trap running at its best, so you can focus on running your business at its best. To learn more, contact EarthCare today.