If you own or manage a restaurant kitchen in the Indianapolis area, you know it’s a big job to keep the kitchen running smoothly. Plumbing problems in a restaurant could force your business to close for days. Obviously, you want to avoid a plumbing emergency at all costs, so our team at Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning Corp. has put together a quick list of three things you can do to prevent a problem before it starts.

Preventing Restaurant Emergencies

1. Schedule Regular Drain Cleaning

One of the most common plumbing emergencies in restaurant kitchens is clogged drains due to trapped grease. Grease traps and lines must be cleaned regularly, and your staff must be trained thoroughly on grease management. Make sure everyone on staff knows which drains are suitable for grease and which should not be used, as well as how to manage dishwashing and grease. At Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning Corp., we recommend participating in our regular maintenance program to make sure your drains are cleaned and grease traps are pumped.

2. Beware of Plumbing Risks

Another way to stay ahead of plumbing emergencies is to understand what risks your kitchen components pose. A professional plumber can complete a risk assessment to determine which plumbing components need repaired or replaced. They will look for poor grease management, poor food debris management, old or damaged pipes, or damaged water heaters.

3. Know How to Handle an Emergency

Finally, even after taking the necessary precautions, restaurants can still run into plumbing emergencies from time to time. That is why it is so important to have clear protocols in place, and to make sure your staff understands them. For example, if a pipe ruptures inside the restaurant, employees should know where the shutoff valve is located to cut off the water.

Keep your restaurant kitchen running smoothly with help from Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning Corp. We offer water jetting, drain cleaning, and grease trap pumping services to businesses around Indianapolis. Contact us today at (317) 269-0000 or schedule service online.