Local operational codes are involved in regulating the running of commercial kitchens. One of these codes specifies that a commercial kitchen cannot serve the public without a fully functional grease trap. The grease trap collects fats, oils and solids, and prevents this material from entering the municipal sewer line. Over time the grease trap can corrode and crack. This circumstance requires a professional repair that must be completed in a timely manner to keep the food service location open and running.
Northridge Plumber is experienced in refurbishing and repairing commercial kitchen grease traps. We are very aware that the repair has to be completed quickly so that the business can reopen in a timely manner. Once the tank is pumped clear, we can clean, prepare, and measure the tank for our cut-to-fit replacement sections. The new sections are set and the entire tank is refinished with an epoxy resin. The total repair generally requires only a few hours. All corrosion and cracks are covered, and at the finish, the grease trap is fully functional again.
Our grease trap repair process is very time friendly. We do not need to tear out the original tank that is set into the flooring. We do not need to affect the flooring at all. No waiting for building permits is required. A grease trap repair is also very cost effective when compared to the processes involved with a grease trap replacement.
A replacement may require waiting for permits, and often requires jack hammering through concrete subflooring in order to remove the old grease trap. The subflooring may also need concrete repairs after the new grease trap is installed. All of these steps require more down time for the establishment and lost revenue.
We provide a five-year warranty with our grease trap tank repairs. Maintaining a good cleaning routine will help preserve the life of your grease trap. How often your traps require cleaning depends upon the size of your food establishment and also what kind of food you prepare. A general rule of thumb is to clean them every one to three months.
Northridge Plumber also recommends keeping track of the cleanings with a log. Placing “no grease” signs above sinks and near drains, and securing floor drain covers and screens will also preserve the life of your grease trap. Good cleaning, maintaining, and tracking processes will help to optimize the cleaning appointments necessary and reduce the business’s maintenance costs.
Robert, the owner of Northridge Plumber, has over thirty-two years experience in supporting commercial clients with grease trap and pipe repairs. Twenty-five years ago he started Northridge Plumbing, and he has been a hands on owner ever since. When you call for an appointment, you will most likely be speaking with Robert. Don’t be surprised if our owner is the team member meeting you for your consultation.
All of our team members have been tested and approved by Robert before being accepted into our company. We are a team of highly trained and dedicated staff. We understand your need for a speedy, long lasting, and cost-effective repair. Call us now for a consultation.