Running a restaurant is fun and exciting. Your restaurant’s grease trap though? Not so fun or exciting. Still, it plays an essential role. Without it, your restaurant can’t remain open. The problem is, keeping your grease trap clean is a nightmare job. If you’ve ever tried to do it yourself, you know exactly what we’re talking about.
Not only does it take up most of a day, but it’s also an extremely messy, thankless job. Most people who try to tackle it on their own only do it once. After that, they’re happy to outsource the duty, which is why our Haymarket County VA grease tank cleaning service is so popular.
We’re a locally owned and operated company and we’ve been proudly serving the region for years. In that time, we’ve gained a tremendous amount of experience and can handle any job quickly, professionally and at a price you can afford.
In general, we recommend Haymarket County VA grease tank cleaning about every three months. That’s a good rule of thumb, but there are two other aspects to consider. The first is the ‘Rule of ¼,’ which is the idea that you should closely monitor the fill level in your tank. Any time it’s more than one quarter full of fats, oils, grease and solids—FOGs for short—it’s time to have the tank emptied.
The other thing to always be mindful of is, of course, the city’s regulations on the subject. When the city says it’s time for a Haymarket County VA grease tank cleaning, then it’s time, even if the tank isn’t full.
Something else to consider is this: You might find yourself having to have your tank pumped out far more often than the city’s regs dictate. If that’s the case, it could be one of two things: Either there’s some problem with your system or your employees are doing things that are causing your tank to fill up more quickly.
The first issue is something we can help you with. Just give us a call and we’ll clean the tank out and give it a thorough, end-to-end inspection, fixing any problems we find.
The second issue is mostly a matter of employee training. The two biggest culprits are:
- Having a garbage disposal unit that’s connected to your grease trap. This is a bad idea because every day, it dumps a tremendous number of solids into your tank.
- The other big issue is improper plate scraping. If your customers’ dinner plates aren’t properly scraped before they’re washed, then anything left on them is going to wind up in your trap, which means you’ll have to call on us more often than you’d otherwise need to.
When you do need us though, we’re just a phone call away. Give us a call and schedule your appointment today.