As a commercial kitchen operator, it is essential to have a well-planned waste oil collection and management system in place. According to council regulations, you will have a grease trap to prevent oil, fats and grease from entering the sewerage system.
It is a priority to keep your grease trap in good working order. Here is a guide to help keep it functioning at its best and why regular attention to waste oil and grease disposal is wise.
UNDERSTAND HOW GREASE TRAPS WORK
Grease traps are designed to take advantage of the fact that oils and water don't mix in their internal workings.
Grease traps catch the oils, fats and grease that rise to the top of wastewater before it enters the drains, whether automatically or manually.
When wastewater enters a grease trap, the flow of water is significantly slowed down, separating the water into three layers: solids at the bottom, wastewater in the middle and greases on top.
APPRECIATE THE ADVANTAGES OF REGULAR GREASE TRAP UPKEEP
Your kitchen will operate more smoothly and efficiently.
There are fewer safety dangers associated with running your business on a daily basis.
Your company helps advance more environmentally friendly business methods.
Properly disposing of cooking oil can improve working conditions and food quality in the restaurant.
AVOID BLOCKAGE HAZARDS
There is a huge possibility that something could become caught up and stuck within the grease trap because it will constantly be loaded with cooling oils and fats that solidify. It's simple to see how a grease trap might quickly become clogged.
A build-up of gunk creates a narrower drainage area, which means a water build-up in the sink and slow drainage. This in turn leads to more serious issues.
Indicators to look out for include:
Unpleasant odours caused by the accumulation of fat and oils
The sinks are making gurgling, rumbling, or otherwise unusual sounds.
SOME BEST PRACTICES
Pour hot water down your kitchen drains on a regular basis to help congealed solids move into the grease trap.
Use eco-friendly cleaning supplies to prevent runoff from entering the sewer system.
Maintaining your kitchen drains that lead to your grease trap should be a top priority for everyone on your kitchen team.
Help them understand the warning signs that a grease trap needs to be cleaned so that a waste oil collection service in your area can respond quickly if there is a problem.