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:
- Constant Clogs
- FOG and solid waste quickly backing up, despite having been recently fully pumped, cleaned, and jetted
- Grease traps overflowing or leaking
- Disgusting odors emitting from drains or grease trap
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.
We are equipped to perform repairs on both interior Hydromechanical Grease Interceptors (HGIs) and the larger exterior Gravity Grease Interceptors (GGIs).
We will do everything we can to repair your grease trap. However, if a grease trap is too damaged, a repair will only be a temporary solution, and won’t be able to hold up to any persistent issues.
If our technician finds your grease trap to be damaged beyond the point of repair, we recommend replacing the unit at the time of inspection. Our technicians are able to install and set up all above-ground grease trap units for your commercial kitchen or parking garage.