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How Can I Cut Back on Grease in My Commercial Kitchen?

Posted by ADB Septic on June 18, 2019

Commercial kitchens produce large quantities of food every day, meaning they produce a large volume of grease as well. Although grease is part of cooking, it’s important to manage the amount of grease your kitchen produces to avoid any issues with your grease trap. Your grease trap is responsible for collecting fats, oils, and grease, but it can become clogged, which can cause damage to your plumbing as well as potential health hazards in your kitchen. For tips on managing the grease produced in your commercial kitchen, check out the tips below.

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Topics: Commercial Grease Traps, Grease Trap Maintenance

7 Common Questions About Grease Traps Answered

Posted by ADB Septic on May 30, 2019

Commercial kitchens produce a huge volume and a wide variety of food on a daily basis. To ensure that these kitchens function properly, grease traps are essential to capture the large amounts of fats, oils, and grease that result from this large volume of cooking. If your kitchen has a grease trap, or if you know you need to install one, you’re probably familiar with the general concept. However, we’ve compiled a list of the top questions that grease trap owners ask to make sure you’re properly informed about maintenance and owning and grease trap.

1. Why is Grease a Problem?

You might wonder why a grease trap is even necessary. Grease is a problem for your plumbing because it can collect and create blockage in your pipes. This blockage can lead to damage of the system and cause health problems due to wastewater buildup. Additionally when a blockage gets large enough, it can cause an overflow of wastewater, which can damage not only your plumbing, but your floors and other parts of your property as well.

2. What are the Risks of a Clogged Grease Trap?

As stated above, when your grease trap is clogged, it can lead to blockages that can cause damage to your plumbing and to your kitchen that can be both expensive and frustrating. However, these clogs can also lead to foul odors in your kitchen and your restaurant that will negatively impact the experience of your customers and employees. It can pose health hazards for your employees and guests as well, because of the fumes that result from the clogging grease. Finally, the buildup of grease in a grease trap can be a huge fire hazard and lead to dangerous and damaging kitchen fires.

3. How Does a Grease Trap Work?

Simply put, grease traps work by trapping all of the grease produced by food preparation in your kitchen. A grease trap will catch grease and solid waste, allowing only wastewater to pass through pipes. Once this wastewater is free of solids, it can be treated and released into the ground. Click here for a more in-depth look at how grease traps work.

4. Who Needs a Grease Trap?

If your kitchen does not cook greasy food or only prepares small quantities of food, you might think that you can do without a grease trap. However, any commercial establishment with a kitchen is required by law to have a grease trap. Even if your food is not particularly greasy, all food preparation introduces some level of grease or oil discharge. Therefore, if you have a commercial property with a kitchen, you need a grease trap.

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Topics: Grease Trap Questions, Clogged Grease Trap, Grease Trap Maintenance

What Does My Grease Trap Do?

Posted by ADB Septic on February 12, 2019

In short, your grease trap traps the grease from your kitchen to keep it from clogging up your plumbing. Grease traps are an essential part of restaurant kitchens, as they keep your plumbing in good working order and prevent health code violations. When you keep up with your grease trap maintenance, it’s also helping keep your employees and customers happy and healthy. If you’re interested in learning more about your grease, trap we’ve compiled the important information you need below.

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Topics: Restaurant Grease Traps, Grease Trap Maintenance

4 Benefits of Regular Grease Trap Pumping

Posted by ADB Septic on January 15, 2019

Your grease trap is essential to the proper functioning of your restaurant kitchen. It is responsible for disposing of waste and keeping your sink and plumbing in good working order. Pumping your grease trap is essential to keeping it working the way it’s supposed to. Depending on the volume and type of food cooked at your restaurant, it’s recommended that you service your grease trap every 30-90 days and stick to a regular schedule. You might think that pumping your grease trap when it’s completely full is enough, but you should actually avoid allowing your grease trap to become more than 3/5 full. For this reason, a regular grease trap pumping schedule is important to keep your restaurant kitchen functioning smoothly.

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Topics: Restaurant Grease Traps, Clogged Grease Trap, Grease Trap Maintenance

Grease Trap Maintenance During the Holiday Season

Posted by ADB Septic on November 15, 2018

The holiday season is a busy time for everyone. People flock to retail stores to buy holiday decorations and the perfect gift for everyone in their lives. After a day of shopping, people will enjoy a meal at a restaurant, making restaurants equally busy. Additionally, many people opt for restaurant meals to celebrate the holiday season. With the busy season approaching, it’s important to make sure your restaurant and grease trap are ready. Here are some tips to help you prepare your grease trap for the holiday season. 

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Topics: Restaurant Grease Traps, Grease Trap Maintenance, Preparing for the Holidays

3 Signs Your Restaurant Grease Trap Needs to be Cleaned

Posted by ADB Septic on October 25, 2018

Grease trap maintenance is one of the most important (and frequently overlooked) aspects of keeping your restaurant kitchen up and running. Your grease trap handles all of the fats, greases, and oils that cooking food in your kitchen creates. When you wash dishes, that grease will collect in your grease trap. For this reason, you’ll need to empty out the grease trap regularly. If you’re wondering whether it’s time to clean out your grease trap, look for these three signs.

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Topics: Restaurant Services, Restaurant Grease Traps, Grease Trap Maintenance

The Basics of Grease Trap Maintenance

Posted by ADB Septic on October 9, 2018

Restaurant grease traps are essential to a well-functioning restaurant kitchen. They handle all of the grease that cooking your food produces, allowing your plumbing to remain clog-free. Not only are they important for the functionality of your plumbing, but they also promote a healthy and safe environment for employees and customers alike. We've compiled the most important information you need to know about grease traps and grease trap maintenance.

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Topics: Grease Trap Pumping, Restaurant Grease Traps, Grease Trap Maintenance

How Does My Grease Trap Work?

Posted by ADB Septic on August 16, 2018

Grease traps are an essential part in the proper functioning of a restaurant kitchen. They prevent fats, oils, and grease from entering your sewer line. Although every restaurant kitchen is equipped with a grease trap, many restaurant managers and employees don’t know how they work. Read below for a description of how grease traps function and why they are important.

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Topics: Grease Traps, Restaurant Grease Traps, Grease Trap Maintenance

Summer Grease Trap Maintenance: 4 Tips for Restaurants

Posted by ADB Septic on July 24, 2018

During the summer, people are on vacation and are often inspired to go out and have fun and celebrate. The result of this shift is an increase in business at restaurants. Although this uptick is great for business, it can have a big impact on your kitchen. An increase in the volume of food being cooked in your kitchen will lead to an increased need for maintenance on your grease trap. We’ve compiled a list of tips to help your grease trap running smoothly during the busy summer months.

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Topics: Restaurant Grease Traps, Grease Trap Maintenance, Summer Grease Trap Maintenance

5 Reasons to Pump Your Restaurant Grease Trap Regularly

Posted by ADB Septic on June 28, 2018

Your grease trap is an essential part of your restaurant kitchen, disposing of waste and keeping the kitchen running smoothly. Pumping your grease trap is important to ensure it works the way it’s supposed to. It’s recommended that a grease trap be serviced every 30-90 days, depending on the volume and type of food cooked at a restaurant. You might think that you only need to pump your grease trap when it’s completely full, but servicing it regularly will help you avoid a lot of problems.

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Topics: Grease Trap Pumping, Restaurant Grease Traps, Grease Trap Maintenance

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