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Neglected Grease Traps Can Compromise Hygiene and Health

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandFebruary 7th, 2017

Maintaining a hygienic and clean operation is vital for any commercial establishment, and for restaurants especially, the condition of all areas can either make or break success. All areas in an eatery must be thoroughly and regularly cleaned. However, in a large kitchen that houses many items of equipment that are constantly being used, this can be tricky.

grease trapsUnfortunately, one of the most neglected tasks is the cleaning of grease traps, and it can fall by the wayside for 2 reasons. First, these unsightly but necessary contraptions are out of sight, and second, removing the contents is a task that’s far from pleasant. Grease traps are essential in all eating establishments because they prevent FOG (fats, oil, grease) from entering the drainage system. A single grease trap can, on average, retain between 50 and 90 percent of FOG that enters it.

Neglected grease traps can be a health hazard to patrons and staff. When a trap gets full of FOG, it attracts unwelcome guests in the form of rodents, cockroaches and flies. Because of this, pest control is another crucial element where food is prepared and served to the public.

Note: In terms of legislation, waste from grease traps must be removed by a licensed professional. In other words, if you remove FOG from the trap yourself and dispose it, you may inadvertently be breaking the law.

At Southeastern Septic LLC, we specialize in cleaning grease traps and disposing of the contents in a legal manner. We also offer a full range of residential and commercial septic services in the Lakeland area of Florida, including green swamp and real estate inspections. Please contact us for more information.