Grease-related sink clogs can be a big issue for many commercial kitchens. If you're a restaurant owner, you should know that following these tips can help you prevent these clogs and all of the problems that can go along with them.
1. Encourage Employees to Scrape Plates
If your employees aren't doing a good job of scraping plates before they go into the dishwater to be cleaned, then there is going to be an increased chance of your restaurant experiencing sink clogs. Setting up a large trash can in the dish area and asking your employees to scrape each plate can be a good way to help prevent any grease-related or other types of sink clogs.
2. Invest in a Sink Strainer
If you don't have a commercial-quality sink strainer in your commercial kitchen sinks, you are probably going to find yourself dealing with clogs all the time. Any good restaurant supply store should sell these, and it should be easy to put into place yourself. You can also ask your plumber about a good sink strainer that works well for commercial applications. This can help catch greasy food and more to help prevent sink clogs.
3. Have Your Grease Trap Cleaned Regularly
Even if you and the people who work in your restaurant kitchen look for various ways to prevent grease clogs, you're still probably going to have to deal with grease. Luckily, though, having a grease trap installed and making sure that you have it cleaned out regularly can help to prevent costly plumbing issues, unpleasant odors and more in your commercial kitchen. Fortunately, there are plenty of grease trap cleaning companies out there that specialize in working with restaurants and other commercial food preparation settings, so you should be able to get on a schedule so that you can have your grease trap cleaned on a regular basis. How often you will need to have your restaurant's grease trap cleaned out will vary based off of the size of your grease trap and how busy your restaurant is, but this is something that a grease trap cleaning company can help you with.
Dealing with grease and oil is pretty much inevitable in a restaurant setting. This can lead to sink clogs and other issues if you aren't careful, but there are steps that you can take in your commercial kitchen that can help prevent this from happening. Fortunately, if you follow these tips, you can help reduce the number of issues that you have to deal with in regards to oil and grease.Share
5 August 2017
My homes have always had either copper or PVC plumbing pipes. But when my plumbing system needed an overhaul last spring, I wanted a piping system for my home that I could work on myself when needed. There were a lot of good reasons to choose PEX piping, but my favorite thing about the PEX piping is that it's easy to work with, even if you're a beginner like me. Now I can make small repairs myself instead of calling the plumber every time I have a minor leak or other small problem. I still call the plumber for the big stuff, but it's more affordable now that I can take care of small issues myself. I started this blog to help others learn how they, too, can do DIY plumbing repairs at home.