The old kitchen grease trap is that gnarly contraption that catches the kitchen’s rankest runoff before it has the chance to become wastewater. Given that this is its specific purpose, you can just imagine how to rank those solids have to be to need a contraption to catch them!
Now, just imagine what could happen if you didn’t clean the thing properly – a dirty, dangerous disaster of epic proportions can await your kitchen and your wallet (because you will be fined if you don’t maintain the thing).
But this isn’t just anyone’s job, especially if there has been a rowdy build-up of the kitchen’s most grotesque gunk, the kind of stuff that would even make the legendary waste management expert Tony Soprano gag on his gabagool.
So, when it comes to correct grease trap maintenance, there are naturally some things that have to be done to ensure the job is done cleanly and without that stuff regurgitating itself back into your kitchen like it owns the place.
Let’s take a look at these imperative elements below:
1. Ensure it is Installed Correctly
Like other waste management contraptions, and like pretty much any other piece of technology, this equipment has to be installed properly to do the job properly. Unfortunately, we in the industry come across all kinds of bizarre installation methods when going to work on cleaning them, and we can tell you that it makes the job that much more unpleasant.
One way to tell that your machine isn’t working properly is if it isn’t actually accumulating much of the stuff. Another, nastier way to tell that your machine isn’t working properly? Well, your sink is overflowing like crazy, and it’s doing this because there is a clog in your system.
You really don’t want this for your system, as this is not only completely foul and unhygienic, but it’s also the kind of stuff that will have the health inspector waltzing on through the dining room and into your kitchen.
So, first thing first – install your contraption properly – it will save a lot of headaches in the future!
2. Call the Experts for the Job
Look, there are industry experts for a reason, and that reason is that this isn’t a job for everyone. It’s a dirty job and someone has to do it, and that someone is a true professional who has come across every earthly problem that occurs with these imperatively unpalatable pieces of kitchen technology.
A trained professional has the skills, equipment, and experience to ensure that your system is always clean, maintained and, of course, properly installed, and this will go on to ensure that you don’t have any of these potentially awful experiences where the system overflows and sends out wild sludge throughout the kitchen (and potentially your dining room!).
3. Keep an Eye on the Contraption
Like other waste management mechanisms, this is one you have to keep an eye on. In fact, we’ll go one further – you really have to keep an eye on this mechanism. It really is the kind of thing that can ruin a day at work, and even ruin a day’s takings if the health inspector catches wind or whiff of the gnarly sludge forcing itself into your kitchen like something out of a body horror movie.
So, these are the three imperatives to proper grease trap management. It’s absolutely vital that your machine is clean and hygienic, so we encourage you to keep an eye on it and have the pros maintain it for you!