Businesses in the food service industry are required to install and maintain grease traps. Unfortunately, business owners are not always diligent about the maintenance part. We understand it is an expense and other priorities get in the way, but you may not realize it is actually a larger expense to neglect having it serviced. Here are some reasons why regular cleaning should be a priority.
This is one that will affect your bottom line, so you’ll want to pay attention to this one. When you fail to clean your grease trap, the common results are backups and foul odors. A busy kitchen cannot function without unobstructed water flow, and think of the customers you’d lose when they smell sewage odors coming from the kitchen. You’ll quickly learn that the cost of repairs is higher than the cost of preventative maintenance. Depending on the severity, you could also suffer serious downtime if you’re required to close your doors while repairs are made.
Prolong the Life of the Trap
Consistent maintenance extends the life of your equipment. When a machine is properly cared for, it doesn’t have to work as hard to perform efficiently. This means you won’t have to purchase a new one as often. Trust us when we tell you preventative maintenance is always more affordable than replacements.
The Environment Matters
The Board of Health has the right to shut your business down if you pose a hazard to the environment, the general public or your employees. A corrupted grease trap has the potential to be very dangerous to all of these. FOG (fats, oils, and grease) contaminates wastewater which enters groundwater or public drinking water, making it unsafe to drink. State and local regulations can also charge hefty fines when you violate laws regarding grease trap maintenance. Take responsibility for your business so no one has to suffer for your negligence.
Keep It Clean
By applying routine maintenance to your grease trap, you can avoid wastewater issues and help your trap live a long, healthy life. Kline’s employs 14-point inspection criteria when cleaning your grease trap so you can be sure the job is done thoroughly. We can also keep track of when your equipment is due for its next service, so you can focus on other aspects of your business. We know you’ll be less stressed knowing your septic system and grease trap are in good hands and not at risk of clogging or health violations. Contact Kline’s or Request Grease Trap Cleaning Service today.