As the owner of a new restaurant, you're likely looking forward to firing up the stove or oven and getting things started. But before you do, make sure your kitchen is prepared to handle the amount of grease you are going to generate with all of that cooking every day, specifically around your sinks. Here's why you should reach out to a commercial plumbing company to get top of the line grease traps installed for your restaurant kitchen.
Grease Can Cause a Slow Drain or Backup Fairly Easily If Left Unchecked
Residential homeowners are often told they should install a grease trap as well, or at the very least get into the habit of scraping leftovers into the garbage instead of the sink. This tip is even more important for restaurant owners though because of the sheer volume of grease that will be generated during a long night of cooking for a packed dining room. If you don't do a good job of keeping grease out of the drain, you are going to end up with either a slow drain or a clog before you know it, and then you'll have to reach out to an emergency plumber if you want to be able to cook that evening.
You Should Install Grease Traps Not Just Because It's a Good Idea But Because It Might Be the Law
Restaurants are of course governed by different rules, regulations, and health codes. These can differ by state, but in general, restaurants are expected to do what they can to keep their grease out of the local sewer. If too much grease escapes from a restaurant and gets into the sewer system, this could affect local wildlife or attract pests to the grease. Your local commercial plumbing expert will know exactly what you need to do to make sure you don't get fined.
Keeping Grease out of the Drain Will Also Extend the Lifespan of Your Pipes
Finally, a grease trap is also a great way to reduce wear and tear on your commercial plumbing. The more gunk you let down the drain, the sooner you might need a repair or a replacement. Installing a grease trap and then working to keep it clean with regular maintenance is one of the best things you can do to ensure a long lifespan for your pipes.
Before you take your first order, make sure your kitchen sink is up to the task (and the local codes) by contacting a local commercial plumbing company, such as Boiler Services, Inc., to inquire about restaurant grease traps