Grease Trap Repair: When Do You Need To Hire An Expert? - Advantage Reline

Grease Trap Repair: When Do You Need To Hire An Expert?

No restaurant owner really likes to think about their grease trap. It’s wet, greasy, and nine times out of ten it’s going to smell really bad. However, you need because it’s a public service—it’s the last line of defense to keep greases and oils out of the waterworks where it could either disrupt the natural ecosystem, or the water purification plant. If the grease trap breaks, then it could either bring your restaurant to a halt in productivity or cause severe infrastructure damage depending on where the breakage is. That’s why Advantage Reline commits to grease trap repair and restoration in order to ensure that your restaurant can operate at its full capability.

How Do I Know If I Need Grease Trap Repair?

One of the first clues that you may need to repair your grease trap is when your drains start to drain slowly or clog themselves altogether. All the oil, grease, and fats that a working grease trap would catch suddenly start to back up within your pipe system, leading to a thick, gelatinous lining crammed throughout the inside of your pipe system. Because this grease remains stagnant within your pipes, that’s when you’ll begin to notice the second clue: a horrific stench. When the grease trap starts to smell bad, everybody knows it. The smell reeks throughout the kitchen, and could even waft into the dining area. 

However, one of the most frightening signs that you may need grease trap repair might be when grease starts leaking into areas where it’s not supposed to be. When the grease trap is clogged, the oil is free to spread out and leak into whatever space it can force itself into-whether it be more pipes, backing up into the kitchen, or whatever systems may be connected to your pipe infrastructure. That can make all other problems worse and in many cases is also a health code violation that threatens the life of your restaurant. 

What Happens Next?

If your restaurant is showing any of these signs, then it’s time to call Advantage Reline. We’re very proud of the time, effort, and experience we have in grease trap restoration. We arrive on-scene quickly, and we get to work right away because we know that for every day that your dining room and kitchen are out of order, you lose valuable income. When we arrive, we review the severity of the repair, any externalities that we might need to be worried about such as pipe integrity, and we get to work to repair your grease trap. As we restore and clean out your grease trap, your pipes may need to be looked at to make sure that no breakage occurred from the backup. If that’s the case, we offer two unique services, Sprayed-In-Place Pipe Repair, and Cured-In-Place Pipe Repair to ensure that your pipes are reinforced against future breakage. Reach out and get in touch with us today to make sure that your grease trap repair can last for years to come!


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