If you run a large kitchen, you likely need a grease trap. Here’s how Oviedo grease trap services can keep your facilities running smoothly.
Grease and drainage systems are a bad combination. Fats, oils, and grease, or FOG, can clog drains and pipes and cause major problems. Industries that need to dispose of large quantities of grease will implement grease traps to hold the grease in a storage container that is periodically cleaned out. Here’s where the experts at Acme come in. Our technicians can help with all aspects of your grease trap so that your kitchen is a worry-free environment. Here are a few of the services we provide:
Grease Trap Installation
At Acme, we’ve been in the grease trap business for over 25 years so we know that one size does not fit all. If you install a grease trap that is too large, you could wind up spending more money than you need to. You could also get into the habit of not having it cleaned often enough. You have the extra space, so why bother with regular cleanings, right? (Wrong.)
If your grease trap is too small, you could be allowing FOG to seep into your drainage system. You could also need cleanings more often than if you had an appropriately-sized grease trap.
At Acme, we can evaluate your needs and recommend the perfect solution. Then our Oviedo grease trap services team can install your system to ensure it is working properly.
Having a grease trap is a great first step in keeping your drainage system functioning properly, but if you don’t know best practices, you could face expensive and avoidable repairs. Our team of Oviedo grease trap services technicians can provide you and your staff with tips that will keep FOG out of your water system. These tips include:
- Dispose of food before washing dishes. Posting “No Grease” signs above the sinks can act as reminders to your staff to be vigilant about keeping food out of the sinks.
- Use strainers to catch food before it goes down the drain.
- Be sure to check that your food prep and wash sinks are all tied into a grease trap.
- Dry-wipe dishes, pots, and pans before washing them. Wiping them off is a great way to keep excess grease from ending up in your pipes.
The top advantage of using an experienced Oviedo grease trap services company like Acme is that we can recommend a cleaning schedule for your grease trap. Regular maintenance will keep your grease from getting too full and backing up into your drainage system.
Our general recommendation for grease trap cleaning is every three months, depending on the size of your grease trap and the amount of grease your facility disposes of.
Can I Clean My Own Grease Trap?
If you think that cleaning out a grease trap sounds like a simple DIY project, think again. Not only does your grease trap need to be installed by a licensed plumbing contractor, but the law also dictates who can dispose of the grease and how it must be handled.
A recently-passed Florida statute increased regulation of grease trap cleaning and grease disposal. The bottom line is that it’s best to leave this job to the professionals.
Grease traps are a necessary part of an industrial kitchen. They keep our water clean and keep your pipes free from FOG. If you have questions about your grease trap or you need to schedule regular maintenance, contact Acme today. We’d be happy to add you to our Oviedo grease trap services rotation.