In any commercial kitchen, cleaning is one of the biggest daily chores in terms of importance and scope. There is so much that has to be constantly cleaned for health and safety reasons. The grease trap is no exception. Cleaning the grease trap is important for many reasons: it can be a fire hazard if it isn’t cleaned, oils and fats can escape it and get into the public sewer causing problems, or cooking oils could clog the drains within your business causing damage and lost revenue. In order to keep your trap clean as easily as possible and avoid these issues, follow these tips for grease trap cleaning.
Cleaning Starts At The Sink
You should already know that you can cause serious damage by putting grease directly down the sink, but make sure that your staff knows and follows this rule too. In addition to grease, other food and waste that goes down the sink can also be a problem, even if you have a garbage disposal, because when food sneaks into the trap it can fill it up more quickly than you’d otherwise expect. Use drain strainers and empty them regularly into the trash rather than down the drain, and make sure that your staff is scraping plates into the trash before loading them into the sinks to get off as much foods waste and grease as possible.
Ensure The Grease Trap Works
Make a habit of checking the trap periodically, especially a few days after it is installed, cleaned, or replaced. If you see grease outside of the trap, that means you likely have a leak. If, on the other hand, you don’t see any grease in the trap, it is likely installed incorrectly and not catching the grease like it should.
Call A Professional for Grease Trap Cleaning
Ultimately, one of the best ways to keep you grease trap clean and working well is to have a commercial plumbing service that you trust who can perform the regular maintenance that a trap requires. If you don’t have a service already, look for one that has experience with grease traps and is available for emergency service if you ever need it.
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