Cleaning the trash from their grills was completely foreign to the participants in the reality series about saving restaurants. If you have owned a restaurant before, you should be aware of the importance of cleaning the oil. Even if you ignore the obvious health hazards, there are a number of safety concerns.
Trapped grease and oil can clog the drainage system and lead to the accumulation of waste in the sewer system and even in your own kitchen. This can result in large financial losses from fines, property damage, and potential litigation. To avoid those risks, here are some tips on how to keep your grease converters and grease traps clean and safe.
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First, monitor the fat content in your trap. Use a small wooden dowel or dipstick to see how high it is. By recording this data, you can determine when you may be facing a serious blockage. If there is a major blockage, skip the steps below and contact a professional.
After measuring and taking notes, remove any standing water from the tank. Put the water in a bucket or trash can and after cleaning, pour it back into the drain. Then use a small bucket or cup to remove as much trash as possible. Put all solid waste in a sturdy, waterproof trash bag.
Once you've removed as much grease and oil as possible, use a sturdy tool to scrape off the sides and lids. Cleaning in this way will ensure that you are removing all waste effectively. You can then scrape the scraped trash into a trash bag or use a wet/dry vacuum cleaner.