Halo Restoration Services helps to ensure cooking grease doesn’t destroy your roof with grease containment systems suitable for your commercial cooking operation.
Many types of grease will eat their way through the petroleum base of rubber roof membranes. A grease containment system mitigates this potential damage by capturing grease from kitchen exhaust fans before it ever reaches the roof’s surface. Grease is stored in the containment system and is maintained during regular kitchen exhaust system cleanings.
Excess grease buildup is excellent fuel for fires. If a fire starts in the kitchen and moves its way through the ducts, or if a spark makes it up through the fan, the roof has a much easier chance of catching fire when covered in grease and oil. This excessive liability can easily be prevented by simply containing the grease before it reaches the roof.
If damage to the roof is caused by grease and oil contamination, manufacturers will often not cover the cost. In fact, some manufacturers require a sacrificial layer of membrance to be installed near exhaust fans for this very reason. Grease and oil buildup is a leading cause of roof deterioration in roofs of commercial cooking operations.
Grease containment systems help you comply with OSHA by preventing slip & fall accidents, help you comply with NFPA by providing a proper exhaust grease trap, and help you comply with the EPA by not allowing the grease, fat, and oils pulled up through the exhaust fan to enter the sewer system.
The 1998 edition of the NFPA 96 Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations states in section 4-8.2.1 Rooftop Termination, item (c) that:
The ability to drain grease out of any traps or low points formed in the fan or duct near the termination of the system into a collection container that is noncombustible, closed, rainproof, structurally sound for the service to which it is applied, and will not sustain combustion. A grease collection device that is applied to exhaust system shall not inhibit the performance of any fan.
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After evaluating your kitchen exhaust system and volume of your cooking operation, Halo recommends and installs grease containment systems as necessary for your operation. These systems, when maintained at recommended kitchen exhaust cleaning intervals, prevent grease from collecting on your roof. This limits hazardous work conditions on the roof, provides an approved collection container by NFPA standards, and prevents fats, oil and grease from entering the sewer system, thereby helping to bring you into EPA compliance.
A grease containment system captures fats, oils and grease (FOG) directly from a kitchen exhaust fan before the FOG reaches the roof’s surface. Several different types of systems exist that are suitable for various cooking volumes.
All systems will protect the areas around the fan and the roof from FOG damage. Well-designed systems prevent FOG from escaping during all weather conditions including heavy rain.
Not only is it important to utilize a rooftop grease containment system, it’s also important that it’s cleaned on a regular schedule according to the cooking volume of your kitchen. There are several risks involved when your grease containment system is not properly or routinely cleaned, including:
A grease containment system will protect the areas around the fan and the roof from grease damage. They are designed to capture the grease and oils that will flow out of the hood exhaust fan. To properly protect your investment, the entire kitchen exhaust system needs to be cleaned on a regular basis and the exhaust fan should have grease containment system in place.
Halo Restoration Services uses a combination of pressure washing and a degreasing chemical to remove the accumulated grease and oil from your roofing system. A thorough rooftop cleaning, followed by the installation of a grease containment system will help eliminate roof deterioration, costly roof replacements, unsafe work areas and voided roof warranties.
Call Halo today at (214) 838-2200 for a free evaluation of your kitchen exhaust system.
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