Commercial kitchens need grease traps to deal with all the cooking fats that end up going down the drain in a commercial kitchen. Without a grease trap, you run the risk of sewer blockages, which can shut down your kitchen and cost you a lot of lost revenue.
Installing a grease trap is just the first step. The second step is taking care of the grease trap in a cost-effective manner.
1. Get the Trap Installation Correctly
First, a grease trap is not something you are going to want to install yourself. You will want to hire a licensed plumbing contractor with experience in grease trap installation to install the grease trap for your commercial kitchen. An incorrectly installed grease trap can lead to a lot of unnecessary expenses, so you want to ensure that the trap is installed correctly from the beginning.
If the grease trap is installed correctly, it will start collecting grease as soon as it is installed, and there will be no puddles of leaking grease around the trap. The trap will also operate quietly.
2. Keep Solid Foods Out of the Sink
Second, you are going to want to work to keep solid foods out of the sink. For your grease trap to work effectively at cleaning up fats, oils, and grease, it can't be clogged up with solid food material.
The best way to prevent solid food from clogging up your grease trap is by having a procedure in place for all food scraps to be put into the trash before dishes are placed into the sink. That policy will greatly reduce solid food waste in your grease traps and prevent the traps from filling up so quickly.
You can also install covers on your drains to trap solid food waste. In a commercial kitchen, these covers should be cleaned off multiple times a day. If your kitchen has a garbage disposal, minimize the usage of this tool.
3. Trap Grease Before It Hits the Sink
Third, you should work to trap grease before it even hits your sink and gets into your plumbing lines. You should pour grease used in the kitchen into metal containers. You can turn over these metal containers full of grease and fat to the people who clean your grease trap, and they will ensure that the grease is correctly recycled.
Trapping grease and keeping it out of your grease trap in the first place will reduce how quickly the trap fills with grease, which will reduce how often you need to clean your grease trap. Reach out to a professional for information about grease trap cleaning.