All kitchens in the world generate grease. From cooking steaks to frying vegetables in oil to grilling burgers, every kitchen staff member and chef has to struggle with their grease trap every day. After months of spraying, scraping, and rinsing, it can be easy to forget just how essential this task is to your restaurant’s success. Bearing that in mind, here are some reminders concerning the importance of grease trap cleaning. You can have experts do the job once in a while to keep things in order. These experts
also clean Calgary septic tanks.
Basically, the trap simply traps grease before it gets to the standard drainage system. As a result of its consistency, the oils and fats do not drain well in a liquid drainage system. This makes grease trap cleaning very important because if there is an overflow of the contents, they will get into the normal drain, and if that happens, there are a number of issues that can occur.
First, the drain can clog, making all kitchen cleaning difficult until the clog has been cleared from the drain. Besides slowing down business, this makes for extremely unpleasant working conditions. Your chef and other kitchen staff members will find it impossible to work in such a messy kitchen. Oils and fats are very hard to clean from a pipe, and it will take a plumbing expert some time to fix a major clog.
The bigger concern is when the contents manage to get through the drain and enter your sewage system. If this happens, the grease can even clog Calgary septic tanks as well as other waste disposal systems, which causes major issues for many people. If septic tanks in commercial areas were to block, human waste could bubble up to the surface, which could cause odours as well as major damage to the ground on which the tank is buried. This can be very unpleasant for both the people and the environment.
Grease trap cleaning is completely essential to preventing the most dangerous kind of kitchen fire. Grease fires burn very hot, and they are very hard to extinguish. Pouring
cold water on this kind of fire will not extinguish it, but instead it will spread the fire even further throughout the kitchen, finally getting too big to contain. Avoiding these kinds of kitchen fires is easy when there is just a small amount of oil to deal with. If one pan or pot catches fire, it is easy to just smother the flame and deny it of oxygen. However, when oil and fats are not well cleaned, they spread to areas that you would not even think to check. It just takes one stovetop burner to be left unattended, or a few minutes where the grill becomes too hot, and suddenly the kitchen could become a furious inferno.
Appropriate grease trap cleaning is important and should be a regular part of the maintenance of your kitchen. How often the cleaning should be done depends completely on the amount of cooking done every day.