Rooftop Grease Containment
When you own or operate a food industry building that either cooks, processes, or maintains food of some sort, you’re probably aware that exhaust fans are a crucial part of removing and filtering grease from the building that could otherwise linger in the air, food, or onto the walls. When exhaust fans are neglected and grease isn’t cleaned from the fan units, the grease has nowhere to go except in excess on the roof. This can lead to significant damage to your roofing system that can be expensive and challenging to remove.
When your roof has been contaminated by grease, it can be damaging to the integrity of your roof and be difficult to remove. Depending on the type of roof you have will also determine how the grease affects your roof and how it dries. For example, some roofs that are made from compound materials such as gravel, tar, or cement, which are then exposed to grease, can bubble up and dry with a slime, jelly-like consistency and form a sticky layer on top of the roof. When this happens or your roof, in general, has been affected by grease, it can typically void any warranties that your roof contractor or builder had in place for the roof. Therefore, removal and repairs from grease damages can be costly and even more irritating.
For the sake of the food that you’re preparing, you want to keep it as healthy and free from contaminants as possible. To do this, you’ll want an exhaust system that can adequately filter the grease away from the food. When an exhaust system fails to do this, it can lead to more grease, than anticipated, lingering in and around the food and degrade the quality of the food prepared. When an exhaust fan fails, it could be the result of greasy roof damage expanding and hindering the effects of your exhaust system.
Rooftop grease contamination has to lead to numerous hazards in the food facility with which this happens. Having your grease confined and controlled will allow us to help prevent potential hazards with the equipment and machinery in your food facility, as well as reduce the amount of grease available in the workspace and near the food. Less grease that is regularly cleaned and removed can also reduce hazards from rooftop damages, such as fires or flooding. When a rooftop has been damaged from grease, it is less able to adequately protect and serve its purpose than before, so it's important that the grease does not damage it beyond repair or normal function.
If you have excess grease, you're probably wondering what you can do about it so that it doesn't overflow and become a problem on your roof. There are a few methods for capturing grease that we can assist with. The most common one is the through the installation of grease containment filters that automatically catch grease as it appears in or near the roof. These have easy-to-replace filters that will ensure that grease is captured and you’re able to control it better from spreading and causing damage. Call Fresno Hood Cleaning Pros for all your grease containment, we'll give you a free quote!