Most Common Dangers of Dirty Grease Traps

Grease traps, like any other fixture, require regular maintenance if you want to keep them working at their best. Failing to keep your grease traps clean and clear can result in major issues in your home or business. Below, we address some of the most common dangers associated with dirty grease traps.

Fires

As you know, grease is extremely flammable. Allowing a large amount of grease to build up in your traps creates a fire hazard and can have catastrophic results. A clean grease trap reduces the risk of a fire and can protect your business from disaster.

Plumbing Issues

The primary goal of grease traps is to keep this harmful substance out of your plumbing. However, a clogged grease trap will not do its job. Instead, all that grease will end up in your pipes and cause a serious clog.

Odors

Over time, grease will produce an awful odor. Initially, this odor will only affect your kitchen staff. However, the fumes will eventually seep out into your seating area and begin to affect customers. Clean your grease traps and ensure a sanitary environment for both customers and employees.

Contaminants

All that grease will not just smell bad. Odors are produced by airborne contaminants. These contaminants can also influence the quality of food prepared in your facility. It can also contaminate your water source if grease traps are left in a state of overflow.

Cost

All of these issues created by clogged grease traps will eventually cost you a small fortune. Between dissatisfied customers, a reduced food quality, and frequent repairs, you will constantly be losing profits.

The simplest way to prevent these issues is to have your grease traps cleaned on a regular basis. If you are experiencing plumbing issues or need your grease traps cleaned, B&B Professional Plumbing is here to help. Contact us today for a free estimate!