If a grease trap is failing to perform its function—trapping grease—or its tank is regularly overflowing, it might be in need of repair.
Like with any tool, however, grease traps see a lot of wear and tear over time. To keep them in perfect functioning order requires regular cleaning, using proper cleaning tools and techniques.
Improper maintenance of a grease trap can do a lot of damage. Large concentrations of untended fats, oils, and grease (FOG), as well as solid food waste, can block inlet and outlet flow, clog pipes, and erode surfaces. This can compromise the effectiveness of your grease trap. Using inappropriate tools or chemicals while cleaning your grease trap can have similar effects.
Here are several warning signs that may indicate your grease trap is in need of repair:
If you are experiencing any of these issues, West Coast Grease Traps can help! Our skilled technicians will thoroughly evaluate your grease trap to accurately diagnose and isolate any prevailing issues.