One Call Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Commercial Plumbing’
Imagine this: It is the busiest Friday night your restaurant has had
in a while. Your servers are wearing pathways into the floor they are
moving so fast and the kitchen is a cacophony of activity. But then it
all comes to a screeching halt because of one issue: a clogged drain.
A backed-up drain may not seem like such a big issue but it really
can bring everything to a stop. No draining means no clean dishes which
means nowhere to put the food which means no customers are getting fed.
See what we mean?
But wait! Before you pour that caustic drain cleaner fluid into the sink, you should know there is a better way to get the drain clear. When you reach out to One Call Plumbing for help with your commercial plumbing in Raleigh & Durham, NC, one of our professional plumbers can come back to not only clear that clog but make sure your pipes are clean enough to prevent another back up for a good long while.
Why You Should …
Whether you run a commercial kitchen or own a business that has a small kitchen in it in addition to bathrooms, there is one system in your building that needs the right kind of attention and care—and that’s your plumbing system. Let’s say you have a problem with one of the drains in your building. At home, you’d just go out and get a bottle of drain cleaner, pour it down, and call it a day, right?
Well, the best way to prevent drain problems in your business is by not employing this same tactic there. The thing is, these store-bought, cheap, chemical drain cleaners are not the right solution for home drains or for your business. Keep reading to learn why, and to learn about professional drain cleaning methods.
Chemical Drain Cleaners Only Dissolve Some Sources of Clogs
And guess what sources they dissolve? Hair! Unless we’re talking about a gym business with showers, or a hair salon, we doubt very much that people are styling their hair in your business, and therefore these chemical drain cleaners would be absolutely useless for a clog in one of your drains. Grease, grime and …
The very first thing you need to know about grease traps is that if you own a commercial restaurant or kitchen in Raleigh & Durham, or anywhere really, then you need one in place.
Your commercial plumbing in Raleigh & Durham, NC shares a lot in common with smaller, somewhat less complex residential plumbing systems. One of these commonalities is that FOG (fats, oils, and grease) can do a lot of damage to the system in the form of clogs. And since commercial kitchens work with such high levels of production, FOG down the drains is something that’s impossible to avoid and is a serious threat.
Commercial grease trap systems are important in preventing clogged drains and sewer systems on your property. They’re also important for helping to protect the municipal plumbing system. More on that below. First, let’s talk a bit more about what these systems are and how they work.
The Functionality of a Grease Trap
Residential homes and properties very rarely would have a need for a designated grease trap. However, you should always be careful about not putting FOG down …
No, we aren’t talking about cooking utensils and safety gear for kitchen accidents. Though, we certainly hope you’re equipped with all that! Rather, we’re asking if your kitchen is fully equipped with all the plumbing fixtures and components needed for you to run your operation smoothly and hygienically.
You may have seen us mention before on our blog how homeowners should never put FOG (fats, oils and grease) down their kitchen sink drain. But in a restaurant kitchen? You have no choice. There is going to be a high volume of food production and therefore a high volume of FOG, which poses a serious threat. So what can you do?
Make Sure You Have an Effective Grease Trap in Place
A grease trap is an essential component for any business owner or manager running a commercial kitchen. They’re vital for not only preventing clogged drains and backed up sewer lines on your property, but for protecting the municipal plumbing system, too. Whatever commercial grease trap services you require, you can count on our plumbers for …