Has the traffic to your restaurant slowed during the quarantining and social distancing from Coronavirus precautions? Perhaps you’ve had to choose some days of the week to close to maintain a decent balance of your income and expenses, or gone completely online to adjust to the situation at hand. Whatever the case may be, now might be an ideal time to schedule an evaluation of your grease trap!
If you’re not entirely sure what a grease trap does, then allow us to explain:
A grease trap is designed to intercept grease and other solids before they enter the water waste system. Grease traps are important for keeping your disposal system working properly and your business smelling fresh for customers. That’s why it’s crucial to get your grease trap cleaned and certified every year.
Is it really that important to clean my grease trap that often?
The simple answer is yes. The grease trap functions as a middleman between your kitchen and your water disposal system. If it’s not working as it should, grease and other solids will cause build-up in your sewers. Effects of a dirty grease trap include:
- An increased fire risk
- Health issues for your staff and customers
- Foul odors
- Clogged drains
You may not have cleaned your grease trap for quite some time before now and think to yourself that things seem to be running smoothly. Believe it or not, the consequences aren’t always as evident as that, and some of the symptoms might not be either! Here is a list of signs that can tell you if your grease trap is in need of attention:
- Your restaurant’s drain is clogged or draining slowly
- There’s a nasty smell coming from the kitchen
- You have been finding grease in unusual places
- It’s simply been too long
Do you notice any of these problems in your kitchen? If so, our local plumbers are willing to help and are very accommodating to your schedule so you will never have to worry about us getting in the way. This might not be a problem if you find some vacant days of the week, all it takes is one call to Jack Ward & Sons Plumbing and we will clean and certify your restaurant or property’s grease trap! (615) 227-2811
Our Nashville plumbers are licensed to certify your grease trap for its yearly inspection so your business continues to run smoothly. We know it can be a pain to constantly clean your grease trap, so have us come out and clean it for you. We wish you the best of business and that you and your family stay safe during this time!