If you’ve worked in restaurants for a while, you know why it’s essential to keep grease traps clean. But for many people, this is a new subject. Here are a few reasons why grease trap cleaning services are so important. 

Regular Grease Trap cleaning

Safety First 

Grease traps that get too full endanger your indoor air quality. They’re also much more likely to catch fire compared to well-maintained traps. You can avoid these risks by having your grease trap regularly cleaned, for a safer work environment. 

Unpleasant Odors 

Many grease traps contain rotten materials that emit nasty odors. These smells can fill your establishment and make it an unpleasant environment for customers and workers. These rotting substances also pose health hazards, so cleaning your grease trap removes both the odors and the health risks. 

Utility Issues 

A clogged grease trap is not only smelly and dangerous. It creates functionality problems for your business. Drains need to work properly. Clogs cause waste materials to flow back up from your drains. Regular trap cleaning prevents this. Another thing to remember is that traps packed with grease are harder to clean. Well-maintained traps are much easier to clean, meaning the job will take less time.  

Legal Risks 

There are laws and regulations pertaining to grease spills. If your business is determined to be the cause of a grease spill, you can face legal consequences.  

Financial Costs 

Not only can you be fined for a grease violation, but your business can be shut down and your reputation can be harmed. This can cost you a lot of business. Another financial risk comes from repairs that may be needed if your grease traps and drains are damaged from lack of maintenance. When rotting food is left in a trap, it can create sulfuric acid, which can damage the walls of the trap. This can cause some components to fail and need to be replaced.  

Trinity Liquid Waste has been a reliable plumbing source for commercial customers for 25 years. Our decades of plumbing and septic expertise encompass a wide array of services applying to various industries, including grease trap pumping. Whether you need daily pumping due to high volumes of grease, or you only need to empty your tank periodically, our team of technicians is ready to help you. We arrive on time for scheduled grease trap and tank maintenance and pumping and work quickly and efficiently to minimize any disruption to your business. We also offer septic pumping and septic inspections to residential and commercial customers in the Pleasanton, CA, area. Drawing on over 25 years of experience, we have the knowledge and skills needed to keep your septic system in good shape. Contact us at 510-874-6489 to schedule services with us today.