Grease traps. Every restaurant has them, yet no one wants to deal with them. In fact, restaurant owners and management often take an avoidance tactic when it comes to grease traps, just to put off the unpleasant task of cleaning or emptying a grease trap. For these businesses, regular maintenance through grease trap treatment could greatly improve hygiene, cleanliness, and smell at your business.

Solve a Problem, Create a New One

A fast food restaurant produces an average 1,557 gallons of grease each year. Historically, this grease found its way out of the restaurant in a wide variety of ways, few of which were good for the environment, public utilities, or public hygiene. Grease traps were created to address longstanding problems associated with restaurant grease.

While grease traps successfully encouraged many restaurant owners from doing something other than slopping their grease into a bucket and onto the road of New York City, Los Angeles, and everywhere in between. The invention simultaneously created new maintenance and disposal problems within the hospitality industry. Regular maintenance and grease trap treatment should have seemed like a natural need, but instead grease traps were mostly ignored after installation.

Over the years, the avoidance of grease trap maintenance has been so rampant that the government stepped in. Agencies and administrative bodies created regulations and laws regarding the installation and maintenance of grease traps. Most importantly the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) developed specific requirements, which if not followed could shut down a restaurant. An ongoing grease trap treatment can go a long way to ensure legal compliance.

Tell Me More About the Problem

Restaurant and bar owners who do not properly collect and dispose of their grease waste are responsible for backing up thousands of miles of New York City sewer lines. While in northern Ohio, many restaurants installed the smallest size grease trap allowed by law, and when the rain began to fall, the grease traps overflowed. The local government took action to require all businesses to install larger grease traps. As these scenarios highlight, built up grease and mismanaged grease traps create significant problems for public utilities and hygiene.

The FDA points to two areas where grease traps and grease waste cause the most problems. Those areas are in water sources and also for plumbing systems. While these effects are reason enough to encourage grease trap treatment, the potential negative impact on your restaurant or bar, really drives the point home.

How Grease Trap Treatment Solves All of This

When you have a scheduled grease trap treatment, whether on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis, it provides a set maintenance schedule for your restaurant’s grease trap. This prevents blocks, build-ups, and smelly situations from festering within your grease trap and fewer problems with grease waste. Your entire restaurant will have a cleaner, fresher feel just from this simple procedure.

Additionally, over time you will need to pump your grease trap less and reduce other maintenance on your plumbing. That equals fewer maintenance and repair costs for you business. The price of a single treatment is incredibly cost-effective compared to an overhaul or in-depth repair of your entire system, and could ultimately save you a significant amount of money. That is a huge incentive to consider treatment options today.

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