3 Reasons to Clean your Kitchen Grease Trap


Nadj Villaver | FoodFindsAsia

If you run a restaurant or heavily uses the kitchen at home, cleaning the kitchen sink is not enough to ensure your work area is safe and uncontaminated. There’s a container found under the sink called ‘grease trap’ that needs to be given attention too.

Grease traps are designed to collect fat and grease, and other kitchen waste and prevent these substances from entering the city’s waste water treatment system or the common sewage system. You might be asking, “If it already holds these substances within the device, why is there a need to keep it clean?

Here’s three major reasons why you need regular grease trap maintenance:

Bacteria contamination. Dirty grease traps attract bacteria and can quickly contaminate your food and create a health hazard. Regular cleaning every 90 days will cut down on the bacteria and other harmful materials.

Property Damages. Grease build up can cause other plumbing problems. Grease, oil and fat from a dirty grease trap can flow into the water system and eventually back into your kitchen.

Environmental problems. Dirty grease traps can create blockages that can cause pipes to clog and manholes to overflow. Grease trap waste is a contaminated liquid waste and causes a number of problems. Without treatment, the biological and chemical oxygen demand (BOD and COD) of raw grease trap waste wherever it is discharged will kill plant, aquatic, and animal life. If dumped into landfills, grease waste leaks into aquifers. And in turn, contaminates our ground waters.

Cleaning grease trap must be done on a regular schedule not just to prevent foul odor but most especially to prevent these 3 major dangers. Restaurants have much greater quantities of grease waste than the average homes; therefore, cleaning the traps is required more often.

You may decide to clean it by yourself. But due to the imminent harm that it may bring, it is essential to hire a reputable company such as Roto-Rooter Philippines that also specializes in preventive maintenance for restaurants, fast-food outlets, condominiums and hotels. In this way, trap waste will be disposed properly in an ecologically friendly way reducing further health and environmental hazard.

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