Rooftop Grease Containment
Over 80% of food industry facilities have roof deterioration due to exhaust fan discharge
Most building owners and maintanence managers know that a key to having a lasting roof is to minimize exposure to anything other than normal weather elements. The grease and oil released from roof top kitchen exhaust fans is detrimental to almost any roof membrane.
Whether your facility is a restaurant, commercial kitchen, or some form of food processing plant, the risk of roof membrane damage is much higher than on any other type of commercial structure. Failure to detour exposure to grease is leads to liabilities such as expensive repairs, code violations and safety issues. Also, grease contamination is likely to void any roof manufacturers warranties. These things can lead to costly repairs or even replacement.
Some of the other known issues include:
- Insect infestation
- Potential fire hazards
- Risking possible EPA violations (and you don’t want them on your back)
- Building & health code violations
Prevention is the best medicine
Protect your roof up front with great grease containment systems. It’s much less expensive than having to deal with any of the issues named above.
Catch Pan & Collection Bucket Method
A catch pan under the the exhaust system is a very typical system. The biggest issue being that a heavy rain storm can move the grease out of the collection pan & buckets - just putting it right onto the roofing material.
Pans also have a habit of developing holes or cracks. Also, you need to be very diligent about disposing of the grease. Not a great solution.
Some of the systems we like most are the Grease Gutter or the Roof Guardian pad systems. But, same as the pan & collection bucket systems, periodic maintanence is important. But both these systems are less likely to have any spillage due to rain.
Can Las Vegas Hood Cleaning help us with Grease Containment?
Yep. Give us a call. We’ll make a visit and look for solutions that will best work for you.
It’s simple, restaurant grease and oil can damage your roof and create an unnecessary fire hazard. Exhaust fans are designed to remove grease vapors from your kitchen. Unfortunately much of this grease will eventually leak onto your roof. Because food grease is acidic it can cause the surface of your roof to deteriorate.
The best way to prevent grease from damaging your roof is to install rooftop grease containment on all your exhaust fans. Properly designed grease containment will collect and hold the excess grease from your system while allowing rain water to drain off. An effective containment system will include “hydrophobic” pads designed to shed water but hold onto the grease. Just having a grease box to catch the excess grease from your fan without these pads means the rain water and your grease will spill onto the roof. As you probably know, we do commercial kitchen hood cleaning from the rooftop to the stovetop. Our goal is to have your kitchen exhaust system clean and functioning perfectly to make sure you never have to deal with a rooftop grease cleanup.
LAS VEGAS HOOD CLEANING sells, installs and maintains efficient, cost effective systems designed to protect your roof from expensive repairs caused by rooftop grease. Once installed your rooftop grease containment system will be serviced each time you clean your kitchen exhaust hoods. Proper rooftop grease containment is an inexpensive way to protect your roof.
Call us today to find out how easy it is to get your commercial kitchen exhaust system modified to meet code, protect your roof, and reduce the chance of fire.