All restaurants produce grease. It’s why most municipalities have rules making grease traps mandatory for any business that prepares food – and why more are passing these kinds of laws every year. And it’s why you’ve got a grease trap. However, you might find out your current grease trap isn’t meeting your demands, or maybe you’re trying to figure out what size grease trap you’ll need for a new location. Here are three factors that can impact your grease traps and might be why you produce too much grease in your kitchens.[Read more…]
Is Your Grease Trap Ready for Your Restaurant’s Peak Season?
When your restaurant is busy, it’s easy to forget details like maintenance, especially something as out-of-sight, out-of-mind as a grease trap hidden in a backroom or a grease interceptor beneath the pavement out back. However, it’s at these peak seasons for your restaurant that your grease trap is at most risk – when it’s filling faster and not being monitored. Failure to keep this equipment ready for your busiest time can cause serious business-stopping issues from sewer overflow to health and safety violations. Time to get ready. [Read more…]
5 Grease Trap Best Practices for a Commercial Kitchen
Around the world in restaurants, cafes, and other commercial kitchens, there are the cries of managers dealing with sluggish pipes, overflowing grease traps, and drains clogged with FOG. We encounter these problems every day from clients whose grease traps have caused an emergency in the kitchen. Often, these things can be avoided by making sure you and your staff are following grease trap best practices in the kitchen, providing longer times between services and fewer grease-related emergencies. [Read more…]
How to Clean Utensils to Reduce Waste
While there are many techniques and strategies to reduce the amount waste collected in your grease trap, one strategy that can be commonly overlooked is properly cleaning utensils. Utensils need to be properly cleaned because placing your greasy frying basket in a sink and draining all the FOGS (Fats, Oils, Grease, Solids) down the drain is not only wasteful, but sure to make your grease trap reach that one-fourth level much faster. So how should you clean your utensils? Here is a step-by-step process for cleaning to ensure you are getting the most out of your grease trap. [Read more…]