Any restaurant owner or commercial kitchen manager knows how frustrating a backed up sink or floor drain can be during peak restaurant hours.
Pumping and maintaining your grease trap in your restaurant or commercial kitchen may be one of the most critical things you can do to ensure your business is operating smoothly 24/7. Grease traps are designed to stop fats, oil and grease (FOG) from entering sewer main lines and services.
All About Grease
Our monthly service contracts are a great way to stay on top of your restaurant or commercial kitchen mechanicals and avoid a costly emergency back up during business hours. Our regular services include pumping and cleaning of the outside and inside grease traps as well as scraping and cleaning the traps, their outlets, and cleaning or replacing any filters. While doing this we will perform an inspection of the service lines. Upon inspection of any service lines or drains that is slow running or backing up a video inspection will be performed to identify the issue followed by hydro-jetting the line to free it from grease and build up will be done to ensure all lines flowing properly. For restaurant owners, commercial and municipal property owners, and hotels that utilize commercial kitchens, we can combine any of our services with your monthly contract to ensure your flowing free and staying up to code.
A sewage backup up during prime restaurant business hours can shut you down immediately and be a huge financial loss of income until fixed , cleaned and sanitized properly. This issue can be avoided with a regular pumping and maintenance plan in place. A monthly maintenance plan allows all business owners to rest assured there’s no back up and your lines are flowing free, allowing you to focus on your business.
So, why grease traps?
Grease traps are a protection source and a tool to keep your business profitable and safe, eliminating potential hazards. Inside a grease trap, there is a small device connected to the outgoing drain of the sink inside the restaurant. These devices hold a small amount of FOG and must be maintained daily or weekly to function properly.
Is it required?
Most towns, states, and municipalities require monthly grease trap pumping and maintenance.
This is different for each town depending on the size of the restaurant, occupancy limit, size of the grease trap itself, volume of business, etc.
Municipalities and local and state health departments have specific requirements to stay in compliance, and it’s best to check with your local town to verify the proper information to stay in compliance. Call to set up a free consultation.