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Holiday Season – Grease Interceptor Maintenance

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Grease Guardian would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Holiday season! With the holidays upon us we know that eating and therefore cooking is at the heart of many Holiday events. Without spending too much time away from the family… it is important to take some time to ensure you are properly cleaning and disposing of your fats, oils and grease. Avoid potential pipe blockages and protect your internal plumbing by wiping your pots and pans with a paper towel before washing.

Restaurant Grease Trap Maintenance

This can be one of the busiest times of the year for restaurants across the country. Family and friends out to eat, spending time together on the holidays. With more cooking comes more grease. It is vital during this time of year to properly handle your FOG waste and to make sure your grease interceptor is maintained. No one wants to close their doors for a pipe blockage. Costing you money!

What can you do?

  • Be sure to check with the manufacturer about the proper steps in maintaining your interceptor. You want to make sure you are doing your part. No matter the style and size, maintenance is involved in keeping your interceptor efficient.
  • Make sure to pump out or clean your interceptor if it is at capacity. A interceptor at capacity is no longer capturing grease. Grease is making its way into your pipes, potentially leading to a costly back up.
  • Wipe down all cooking utensals, pots and pans with a paper towel before washing. This technique helps remove excess fats, oils and grease. Keeping them from being washed down the drain.
  • Scrap leftover solids from plates, pots and pans into a solids bin. Leftover solids find their way into your grease interceptor, robbing it of capacity.

Grease interceptor maintenance and service are two key components to keep your interceptor up and running efficiently. Looking after and maintaining an interceptor based on the local ordinance and manufactures recommendation makes sure you stay in compliance with local regulations and out of any trouble. The goal of keeping fats, oils, and grease out of the public sewer benefits everyone involved, reducing costly back-ups, and keeping the environment clean from hazardous waste.

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