Overview: What classifies an emergency grease trap service?
As a 24-hour nonhazardous waste company, we get our fair share of emergency grease trap services. Whether it would be pumping or a repair, we are more than happy to be of assistance. The question we get the most is, “Is this an emergency or can it wait till regular office hours?” It is important for us to let our clients know that not all situations are an emergency.
We believe that providing our customers with the right tools to understand their grease trap situation can help them save money on after-hours service calls. All situations are unique so there is never really a one-size-fits-all answer. Here are a few warning signs that your grease trap may need an emergency service.
Your grease trap is overflowing
If your grease trap is overflowing, call your local non-hazardous waste removal company. Do not wait on this. An overflowing grease trap can damage floors, walls and create an environmental hazard for your business. For a business to resume, as usual, your contractor can go in and perform emergency grease trap pumping and hydro jetting or snaking services. To combat the possibility of this happening, many companies that perform these kinds of services offer scheduled maintenance. That way you can focus on other important things.
It smells terrible
Although sometimes this can be fixed with a grease trap cleaning service, gaskets, or hydro jetting. It is up to you if this would be considered an emergency grease trap service call. Depending on the location of the grease trap, odors can be a turn-off for potential customers. If the grease trap is closer to where your employees are working, this can also create a bothersome workplace. Without regular pumping, a grease trap can cause health problems if grease enters the air.
The grease trap is clogged.
A clogged grease trap is a red flag. A poorly maintained grease trap can seriously compromise a kitchen’s indoor air quality and could also catch fire if it gets too full. Many grease fires start due to clogged grease traps. If your grease trap is clogged, call your local non-hazardous waste removal company as soon as possible. Grease fires can get big real fast and be quite difficult to out. Remember if your restaurant ever experiences a grease trap fire:
- Turn off the heat
- Do not use water
- Do not use anything other than Dry chemical Fire Extinguisher or baking soda
- If the fire gets out of control, safely exit the restaurant
If you are unsure if your grease trap situation is considered an emergency, call your local non-hazardous waste removal company. A reliable company will listen to your concerns and try to give you the best solution that makes sense to your wallet as well. Make sure that they offer 24-Hour services, or you just might reach their after-hours voicemail.
We are ready to work with you.
At A-1 Septic Tank Service Inc. we know that running a restaurant can be stressful and grease traps are probably not at the forefront of your mind. We offer routine scheduled maintenance for grease traps. This way, you can focus on other important aspects of your business. Having scheduled maintenance not only saves time but also decreases the need to spend extra money on emergency grease trap service calls.
We are a family-owned and operated business. For over 65 years we have been providing the greater San Francisco Bay Area with fast and dependable septic and non-hazardous pumping services. A-1 Septic Tank Service, Inc. is committed to always delivering a safe, quality service and has built its reputation on honesty and integrity. We are ready to take your call!