If you run a commercial kitchen in the Indianapolis area, you understand how difficult it can be to maintain. There are several moving parts that must be checked regularly to ensure your kitchen is running efficiently and up to code. Many kitchen managers will, therefore, take on a few plumbing projects themselves, hoping to save time and money without risking productivity for the day. While it’s true there are a few plumbing projects you may be able to handle, your friends at Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning Corp. have put together a list of three you should really leave to the experts.

Plumbing DIYs You Should Never Attempt

1. Grease Trap Cleaning

Failing to properly maintain your grease trap can quickly lead to a chaotic mess of foul odors and health hazards in your kitchen. To avoid this mess, the job must be done consistently and correctly. Therefore, instead of attempting to DIY your grease trap, we always recommend hiring a professional and getting on a set schedule for maintenance. The experts at Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning Corp. thoroughly clean your drains and grease traps with the proper equipment while following all state laws for disposing of the grease. Unless you have the expertise and equipment on hand, this job is best left to the pros.

2. Unclogging a Sewer Line

If you’ve ever experienced a clogged sewer line you know that your whole plumbing system is negatively affected by the problem. A clogged line can quickly lead to sewer backup which can then damage your floors, walls, and even your electrical system. So, we understand why you’d want to solve the problem quickly and may be tempted to do it yourself rather than making an appointment with a professional. However, as we mentioned above, without the proper knowledge and equipment, the risk is just too high that you will make the problem worse and cause more damage in the process.

3. Any Project Underground

Finally, we never recommend touching the underground infrastructure of your plumbing. These projects not only require proper training and tools but also proper permits to start digging. If you decide to risk it and start doing underground repairs without a permit, you may be forced to pay significant fines or they could even shut down your kitchen. Trust us and don’t take this risk!

To keep your commercial kitchen running safely and efficiently, leave the big projects to the professionals at Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning Corp. Contact us today at (317) 269-0000 to schedule routine maintenance or other plumbing services.