Leaking under sink grease trap or grease interceptor within your restaurant or commercial food establishment causing operational issues? Tired of constantly cleaning up stinking and greasy waste-water mid shift during a lunch or dinner rush? If so, we at New Orleans Grease Trap Cleaning and Cooking Oil Recycling can help you in eliminating your leaking under sink grease trap or grease interceptor issues!
Common Causes of Leaking Under the Sink Commercial Grease Traps and Grease Interceptors.
The simple fact of the matter, assuming proper installation by a Licensed Master Plumber in New Orleans, there is no single common cause for a failing or leaking under sink grease trap or grease interceptor. The reality is the ALL metal box-type under the sink grease traps and grease interceptors will fail over time. How much time you ask? This generally depends on food type and usage, but 2-3 years of at normal use is abut the average time for fail rate. Some fail sooner and some fail later, but we normally see issues arrive at the 2 year mark.
What are the First Signs and Symptoms of a Failing Under the Sink Grease Trap or Grease Interceptor?
Assuming you are cleaning your grease trap or grease interceptor on a regularly scheduled maintenance by a Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans certified professional grease trap cleaning and FOG inspection company, there are a few good indicators that your under the sink grease trap or grease interceptor is failing.
A few of these indicators are listed below:
- The lid and/or box corners of the grease trap or grease interceptor is beginning to rust.
- Upon opening the unit, the interior bevel inlay gasket has began to decay or corrode and the metal inlay in which the rubber gasket sits is also beginning to rust.
- Depending on the unit type and manufacturer, the bolt (or bolts) that hold the lid in place is beginning to rust.( Often times, this bolt will corrode to the extent the threads bind to the interior bolting mechanism. This will result in stripping of the threads to access the box-type grease trap or grease interceptor, which ultimately leads to the inability for the lid to tightly bolt down the waste collection unit. Thus leading to leaks.)
- The inlet and/or outlet connections, within the box-type unit grease trap or grease interceptor itself, is beginning to rust out. (If this occurs, the inlet pipe and/or the outlet pipe will appear to be leaking when in fact it is the unit itself.)
How Does a Restaurant or Commercial Food Establishment Diagnose and Repair or Replace a Leaking Under Sink Grease Trap or Grease Interceptor?
Contact New Orleans Grease Trap Cleaning and Cooking Oil Recycling via one of the methods below. We will happily assist you in the cleaning, inspection, and diagnosis of your unit. If your grease trap or grease interceptor needs to be modified or replaced, we will happily put in contact with a very reputable and Licensed Master Plumber in the New Orleans, LA area.