Rooftop Grease Containment in Phoenix

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80% of the deterioration of a roof over a commercial kitchen is due to grease coming out of the exhaust fan.

A commercial kitchen exhaust fan is designed to trap the grease and other particles that are floating in the air.  They have to go somewhere and that’s to the {roof|roof top}.  

Most rooftops are made from rubber.  This allows the roof to expand and contract without damage to the roof top due to hot or cold weather.  A rooftop grease containment system is designed to keep the grease from spilling over onto the roof.  If the grease does overflow in as little as two weeks it can cause damage to the roof and a hood cleaning won’t be enough to save it.  Grease is acidic, so when it accumulates onto the roof top, it deteriorates the rubber which will get hard and start to crack.  

This can cause severe damage to the roof costing thousands of dollars to fix.  The other issue is an environmental one.  If the grease is flowing onto the roof and then a rainstorm happens in Phoenix, the grease can run off the roof with the water down the side of your restaurant which can cause a stain.  It will also take the natural path to the drain storm.  Not only does the grease block sewer systems, it can lead to sewer fires and contamination to water supplies.  If it is proved the grease came from your commercial kitchen the fines and cleanup could cost thousands of dollars.

What is a rooftop grease containment system?

A rooftop grease containment system is designed to capture the grease that is sucked up through your exhaust system The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) fire Standard 96 actually requires all commercial kitchens to have one installed.  

These containment systems come in many sizes and shapes, so it is best to discuss your needs with a company that understands your equipment and your needs in Phoenix.  They are designed to trap the grease and prevent it from overflowing on to your roof where, as mentioned above, grease on your roof is not only a fire hazard, it can also damage the rooftop itself.

Rooftop grease containment systems have hydrophobic pads that are designed to shed water keeping the grease contained.  If you just had a grease box, the rain would mix with the grease and an overflow can happen.  

Grease is very acidic, and it can start to wear away the rooftop material almost immediately.  This could lead to costly repairs if not caught soon enough.  

Your commercial kitchen is important to us in Phoenix.

We take our jobs seriously.  We know how to clean your exhaust system and help you with rooftop grease containment.  We are committed to not only the safety of you as a business owner/manager, but we are committed to the safety of your employees as well as your clientele.

At Phoenix Hood Cleaning, our team of highly trained professionals uses only the best degreasers available that are environmentally friendly, and FDA-approved.  For hood cleaning, they comply not only with local regulations but adhere to the National Fire Protection Association standards.

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