Proper disposal of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) is imperative to preventing drain and sewer clogs. Fortunately, at Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning Corp., we know how to keep your grease trap clean and in compliance with state law. Avoid the hassle of a major sewer backup by investing in routine grease trap and drain cleaning services. You’ll save yourself time, money, and a big headache down the road.

Tips to Prevent Clogged Drains and Sewer Lines in Commercial Kitchens

What’s the Big Deal?

When hot, FOG is a liquid. As it enters the drain, however, it quickly cools and solidifies. As FOG builds up in grease traps and drains, it inevitably leads to clogged drains and sewer lines. All of this can cause foul-smelling water to back up into your kitchen, present a fire hazard, and lead to health code violations. As a business owner, the last thing you want to worry about is costly fines and stinky drains.

What Can I Do?

To prevent the catastrophe of clogged sewer lines and drains, instruct your staff on best management practices like scraping pots and pans, plates, and silverware prior to washing them. Additionally, pour cooled FOG into a container to avoid washing it down the drain. Soak up excess grease with paper towels before washing utensils, and place all food scraps in the trash instead of the garbage disposal. 

Clean That Grease Trap!

Even if you implement all of the above-mentioned best management practices, FOG will still manage to sneak into the drain. As such, it is important to regularly clean your kitchen’s grease trap. We recommend investing in quarterly grease trap cleaning with Commercial Grease Corp. to prevent FOG from building up in the lines. Our technicians will pump, scrape, and scour your kitchen’s grease trap and thoroughly clean the drains. Depending upon the condition of your kitchen, we can usually perform all maintenance and cleanup in less than one hour.

Request Service

When it comes to Indiana state law, dealing with FOG is no joke. Stay on the right side of the law and prevent sewer line clogs with the help of Commercial Grease Corp. In addition to drain cleaning and grease trap pumping, we also perform hydro jetting to deal with tough clogs and emergency clean-up situations. For all of your commercial kitchen plumbing needs in Indianapolis and beyond, call (317) 269-0000.