Categories for Grease Trap Cleaning

The Importance of Having a Clean Grease Trap in Your Restaurant

April 4, 2022

Any veteran restaurant owner would tell you that having a proper grease trap in their kitchen is an integral part of the business. If you’re new to the industry or are thinking of getting into it, you might be asking why is a clean grease trap important.  Before any of that, what, first, is a grease trap? As its name suggests, a grease trap is a segment in the kitchen wastewater system that traps fats, oils, and grease (FOG). It’s important to separate this kitchen debris from the wastewater otherwise it will end up in the sewage system, which may... View Article

What Does a Grease Trap Do, and Does My Business Really Need One?

March 23, 2022

Many commercial and residential facilities utilize different waste protection items to minimize stains and other problems and keep a building safe. For example, grease traps do more than collect grease and can protect businesses from grave dangers. But does your business need one? Well, that’s an excellent question, and this fun and informative article will tell you all you need to know. What is a Grease Trap? A grease trap is a cute little collection container with an ugly job: collect all of the cooking grease produced in a kitchen. They connect directly to your kitchen wastewater sources and gather... View Article

Don’t Delay in Getting Your Grease Traps Cleaned

December 21, 2021

How frequently should you clean your grease traps? When you run a commercial kitchen, grease can build up fast. Even if you’re diligent about scraping your plates and pouring off melted grease for disposal, plenty of it can still wash down your drains. While it should end up in your grease trap, the trap needs to be emptied and cleaned on a regular basis. Here’s how frequently you should get your grease traps professionally cleaned. The quarter-full rule The quarter-full rule states that you should get your grease trap cleaned every time it gets a quarter full. You might think... View Article

Why Cleaning Grease Traps Is So Important During the Winter

December 7, 2021

Why should you clean your grease traps during the winter? Just because the weather is a bit colder doesn’t mean that you don’t have to maintain your grease traps appropriately. Maintaining your grease traps in the winter is the key to maintaining good plumbing and kitchen safety. In the winter, grease solidifies a lot faster than it does in the warmer months. It’s much more likely that you’ll experience a clog or complete obstruction, sometimes before the grease and cooking oil can even make its way to the trap. That can cause expensive plumbing problems. Here’s an overview of why... View Article

How to Put Out a Grease Fire

November 9, 2021

If you’ve ever seen a grease fire ignite, you’re well aware of how quickly they can spread and engulf your kitchen. It’s important to keep kitchen safety in mind, both during and after cooking. Properly handling grease is the key to preventing and putting out grease fires. How do grease fires work? They occur when the grease you’re cooking with becomes too hot. This can happen in as little as 30 seconds, so it’s important that you never leave your cooking unattended. Here’s how to put out a grease fire, along with some other important kitchen safety tips. How to... View Article

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