If you run a commercial kitchen, you more than likely have a grease trap installed to catch all the grease and junk that goes through your kitchen's pipes.
In addition to scheduling regular professional cleaning of your grease trap, there are numerous steps you can take in your kitchen to reduce the rate that your grease trap fills up and to prevent your grease trap from smelling poorly.
1. Scrape Scrapes Off Plates
Every time a dish is brought back to the kitchen, the dishwasher should scrape all food off the plate and into a trash can. If appropriate, scrap away vegetable and fruit scraps into a compost pile.
When cleaning pots and pans, scrape grease, fats, and oils into a container designed especially for this type of waste. Run a rubber spatula over the dishes, pots, and pans to clear them off as much food waste as possible before rinsing them off.
This will reduce the grease, fats, and food scraps that get caught up in your grease trap.
2. Place Screens Over the Drains in Your Pre-Rinse Sink
In your pre-rinse sink, you should have screens in place over the drains. These screens will help catch grease and food scraps that you could not remove from scraping off food waste.
This will catch those small pieces of food scraps that are going to get into your sink. With a screen, you can prevent those food scraps from going down your drain. Just make sure that the screen is cleaned off frequently throughout the day.
3. Post Signs
Next, to ensure that everyone knows to keep food scraps out of your drains, hang up signs that list all the food that can't go down into the sink.
A sign that has a list of "no" items, such as grease, oil, food scraps, meats, cooking oils, and mayonnaise can be good reminders that will stop people from putting these items down your drain. These can be especially helpful for new members of your kitchen who are learning all the rules.
4. Maintain a Clean Floor
Often in commercial kitchens, you have drains on the floors connected to the drainage lines and your grease trap. When something spills in your kitchen, don't allow the spill to flow to the drain, especially if the spill includes grease or oil; clean it up right away.
It is important to teach everyone in your kitchen to work to keep food scraps, grease, and oils out of your drains with a commercial kitchen. A commitment to doing this will reduce the amount of grease in your grease trap, which will improve its smell and allow you to get it cleaned less frequently.
For more information about grease trap maintenance, contact a plumber or grease recycling service.Share
23 December 2020
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