When it comes to operating a commercial kitchen, grease traps make a big difference in keeping the plumbing system in good repair and ensuring that the kitchen complies with waste management standards. Thus, properly maintaining a commercial kitchen's grease trap is hugely important, and management should take the steps necessary to ensure that all employees working in the kitchen understand the procedures for keeping the grease trap in good condition. Use the following tips to maintain a grease trap in a commercial kitchen.
In a commercial kitchen that has a grease trap, always make sure that there are strainers in place in every sink, dishwasher, and floor drains on a daily basis. Strainers help prevent solid matter from entering your grease trap, which helps ensure that your grease trap does not become clogged and cease to operate properly. Strainers for floor drains and dishwashers are usually built in, but make sure that all kitchen employees check to ensure that strainers are properly in place in all of the sinks at the start of each shift.
Don't Dump Grease Down the Drain
Just because your kitchen has a grease trap, it does not mean that grease should be dumped down the drain on a regular basis. When large amounts of kitchen grease are dumped down the drain, it can cause your grease trap to become clogged or even overflow. Excessive kitchen grease should always be poured into a separate container and disposed of properly in order to ensure that large amounts of grease are not collecting in the grease trap.
Have Your Grease Trap Pumped
One of the easiest ways to keep a grease trap in a commercial kitchen functioning properly is by having it pumped regularly. Many septic services companies offer commercial grease trap pumping services, so contact a reputable local septic services company to make an appointment. The technician who initially pumps your grease trap will recommend the frequency of pumping depending on the type of grease trap that you have as well as its size.
Don't Try to Repair or Maintain the Grease Trap on Your Own
Repairing a grease trap is not something that you should try to do on your own. If you do not know what you are doing, DIY repairs of maintenance tasks will typically cause more problems. Always have your grease trap inspected, repaired, and serviced by professionals who have the right skills, experience, and tools to work on a grease trap in a commercial kitchen.Share
21 October 2018
Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Heather, and a few years ago, my partner and I got a very cheap property up in the mountains practically in the middle of nowhere. I knew we had to build, but there were many elements that I overlooked. I never even considered the idea that we wouldn't be connected to a town sewer system for example. However, I learned quickly as we built our septic tank. Through the process, I also researched a lot of alternatives to ensure we got the perfect septic system for our needs. If you are building on a new property and you don't have the option of sewer, this blog has everything you need to know about septic systems. I truly love to help others, and I hope these posts help you.