As a commercial kitchen owner, you have more important tasks to focus on than regularly maintaining your grease trap. Instead, allow the professionals at Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning Corp. take care of your drains. By following these best management practices and investing in regular grease trap cleaning, you can rest assured that your drains are always in great shape.
Best Management Practices for Commercial Kitchens
To avoid clogged drains and grease traps, it is essential that your kitchen staff implement the following practices:
- Dry wipe pots, pans, and dishware prior to dishwashing to reduce the amount of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) entering the drain.
- Dispose of food waste by recycling and/or solid waste removal.
- Properly dispose of waste cooking oil.
- Cover outdoor grease and oil storage containers to prevent polluting local bodies of water.
- Do not pour grease down sinks or into toilets, as it can congeal and cause backups.
- Avoid or limit the use of garbage disposals. While garbage disposals grind waste into tiny particles, over time these particles can cause clogs and backups.
- Clean grease traps with a capacity of 100 gallons or less at least weekly.
Routine Maintenance Is Key
Keeping your grease trap clean requires commitment and diligence. Grease traps that are left unattended can cause drain clogs and backups. And, to make matters worse, poorly maintained grease traps often emit a foul odor and can create dangerous fire hazards. To prevent backups and clogs, we recommend pumping your grease trap every 90 days.
Grease Trap Cleaning
To properly clean a grease trap, you must empty the interceptor of all particles and standing water. While some companies only clean out the loose sediment and particles, our technicians are trained to fully pump the tank and remove all FOG from the sides and bottom of the tank. Additionally, our technicians will make sure there are no clogs in the inlet or outlet, ensure that the interceptor is not cracked or damaged, and secure and seal the lid.
Schedule Routine Maintenance
Our most-satisfied customers know that the key to keeping their commercial kitchen operating smoothly is to have regularly scheduled maintenance services for grease trap cleaning and drain cleaning. What’s even better is that we clean up any spills that may have resulted from backups or cleaning. To request service, contact Commercial Grease Corp. in Indianapolis at (317) 269-0000.