Restaurants are required to maintain a certain level of cleanliness from the front to the back of the location. However, the upkeep of the kitchen is considered the most important area to keep clean. In addition, there are certain standards and guidelines they must adhere to before they can open up for business. Even after the restaurant opens they are still subjected to random inspections to ensure their location remains in good condition. One area in the kitchen that restaurant owners should pay special attention to is the quality of care of the dishwasher, sinks and grease traps. The information listed below provides insight on why it's essential to have grease traps in your restaurant:
Dealing With Grease And Oil
The kitchens in restaurants are always in a constant state of commotion, with people cooking, cleaning, plating and supervising. The equipment used for cooking and cleaning consists of combination ovens, pizza ovens, stoves, commercial woks, commercial sinks, and dishwashers. Depending on the type of restaurant, there may be a presence of leftover grease and oil in pots, pans, as well as on counters and stoves. When the area is cleaned up and the dishes, pots, and pans are washed, it's possible that quite a bit of grease and fat end up in the sink.
When cleaning the pots and pans, it's possible that the dishwasher may not realize that there is still some grease and oil residue left on the surface before putting it in the sink or dishwasher. However, if this happens quite often, it's possible for the grease and oil to build up in the plumbing pipes and sewer lines. When this happens, it can cause the plumbing to back up and emit a foul order, if your kitchen is not equipped with a grease trap.
Dealing With The Drainage System
Typically, grease traps are installed in the sewer and drainage system. This will allow the trap to hold any grease and oil that may have entered the plumbing unit. In addition, it will prevent any type of buildup from occurring that will stop your sinks and dishwasher from functioning properly.
The grease trap is equipped with a reservoir, which will hold wastewater so the grease and oil has a chance to cool off and solidify. This will cause the solid grease to separate from the water and become lodged in the grease trap preventing it from entering into the plumbing and sewer pipes. However, the grease traps must be cleaned regularly so they won't overflow. If this happens, it can cause the grease to flow into the tubes and pipes connected to the trap.
Contact a company like AAA Pumping Service for more information and assistance.