The grease traps will serve an invaluable role in keeping the plumbing of a restaurant free of major grease clogs. While these traps will be extremely effective, they will still need to be regularly emptied, but this can be a maintenance responsibility that some restaurants may not fully appreciate.
What Can Result From Failing To Keep The Grease Traps Clean?
When a restaurant fails to keep its grease traps clean, there will be a very high likelihood of the business suffering severe plumbing problems due to grease entering the plumbing system. In addition to this problem, the local government may also mandate the effective use of grease traps for these businesses due to the problems that large amounts of grease entering the sewer system can cause, such as clogging major sewer lines or even creating problems at the wastewater treatment center.
What Does The Process Of Cleaning The Grease Traps Involve?
Cleaning grease traps may seem like it will be extremely difficult and disruptive. However, a professional vacuum cleaning service will be able to provide this type of service in a convenient and time-efficient way. Their powerful vacuums will be able to rapidly remove the grease that has accumulated in the traps. Depending on the number and size of the grease traps that your restaurant uses, this type of work may only need a couple of hours in order to be completed. This can allow for a restaurant to schedule this work during the hours before the restaurant opens or immediately after it has closed. When you have the grease traps emptied, you may wish to retain the receipts from the service that cleaned them so that you can have proof if you need to provide documentation that your business has been maintaining its grease traps.
What Happens To The Grease That Is Removed From The Traps?
While a business could empty its grease traps without needing to hire a professional, this would leave the enterprise responsible for disposing of the grease, which could be surprisingly challenging. This is largely due to the special equipment that is needed to be able to safely process and dispose of used grease. Using a grease trap cleaning service will save you from the trouble of needing to arrange for the used grease to be properly disposed of. Services that process this grease will be able to recycle and repurpose it in a variety of ways. For example, it can be common for the grease to be processed into fuels or other industrial products.
Contact a company like Tierra Environmental & Industrial Services to learn more.