If fats, oils, and grease finds their way to the waste stream, problems ensue. First of all, they are no longer suitable for recycling because they have been polluted by chemicals, contaminants, and metals. It is also important to note that grease must be disposed of properly, according to federal as well as local requirements. Keeping your grease trap in top working condition is crucial in the prevention of corruption of the water supply. Here are the tips you need to ensure your grease trap is working optimally.
Regular Grease Trap Cleaning
Localities require you to have your grease trap cleaned on a regular basis, as a poorly maintained grease trap can make your establishment – restaurant, food preparation, or food processing plant – unsafe for employees and customers. For the best clean, call on the trusted professionals at Flamingo Plumbing and Backflow Services, to get the job done right. Flamingo Plumbing knows your grease trap may need more than traditional pumping to get it completely clean. When this occurs, the expert Flamingo team delivers with hydro-jetting services to thoroughly clean your grease lines at no additional cost to you and your business. In fact, when you call on Flamingo Plumbing and Backflow Services, you’ll also get the benefit of their 100 percent guarantee.
Along with regular grease trap cleaning, having your drains inspected ensures wastewater makes its way to your grease trap and septic system. When clogs or leaks occur, the result is unwanted odor and downtime in kitchens and bathrooms, a difficult situation for a food business of any kind. Having your drains inspected can prevent work stoppages due to clogged drains, cracks, and leaks.
Inform and Educate Employees
Your food service employees or your kitchen staff need to be informed and educated regarding the proper handling of fats, oils, and grease. Since there are a number of crucial dos and don’ts, having the proper knowledge ensures your staff won’t forget appropriate practices during your business’s busiest times. Training, along with well-placed signage (sinks and trash areas), is beneficial for your business’s continued safe practices.
Always Use a Strainer
While this tip may seem a no-brainer, remember that protecting your pipes with a strainer is an easy way to prevent solids for entering your plumbing. Strainers should be placed over the drain, thus preventing backups and potential damage from solid materials like food scraps and garbage.
Stay on Top of Record Keeping
You need to keep the appropriate wastewater system records for your business. This valuable information ensures you continue proper maintenance according to health guidelines for your locality as well as federal guidelines.
Call on the Experts at Flamingo Plumbing and Backflow Services
The expert team at Flamingo Plumbing and Backflow Services can help you put these tips into practice, ensure your maintenance routine, and keep your wastewater components trouble free. As a professional in the food service industry, whether you are a restauranteur, food court or arena manager, or an industrial food preparation or processing facility owner, Flamingo Plumbing and Backflow Services can ensure your grease traps are clean and in top working condition so you always pass your grease trap inspection. The professionals at Flamingo have the equipment and the expertise needed to get the job done right, from cleaning and pumping your grease trap to hydro jetting your grease lines and more. In addition, Flamingo Plumbing and Backflow Services provides septic systems maintenance and cleaning – pumping, jetting, drain field replacement, and more, as well as Health Department required site surveys. The Flamingo fleet of pump truck is ready to serve all your commercial and industrial needs – call today!