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Restaurant Plumbing Problems & How to Prevent Them

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As a restaurant owner, you know how big of a nightmare a plumbing problem can be to your business. Luckily for you, there are ways to prevent plumbing problems from occurring in your restaurant. And in the unfortunate event of a plumbing issue, we offer 24/7 emergency services to get your business back up and running in no time!

A clogged drain is very common in restaurant kitchens. On busy shifts, the dirty dishes are stacked high in your kitchen and the industrial-sized sink is getting put to good use. It is important that your dishwashers know to never use the sink’s drain as a disposal for food. They should be trained to scrape clean each plate and bowl before rinsing it off in the sink and loading it into the dishwasher. They also need to know that they should never pour fats, oils or grease (FOG) down the drain. These oils solidify in the pipes and trap food particles, eventually clogging the drain.

Another measure you can take to prevent a major plumbing problem in your commercial kitchen is to regularly have your grease traps cleaned. At Ace Grease Service, Inc., we can clean and service any size or type of grease trap. We can clean your grease trap on the spot, or we can develop a standard service schedule to ensure that your grease trap is always working properly and is compliant with regulations. Our grease trap services will prevent your sewer system from backing up, which would result in costly repairs and loss in revenue. Not to mention, unpleased guests! 

Your restaurant’s bathrooms are hubs for potential plumbing problems. You should take every precautionary measure to prevent issues from arising. For example, be sure to provide sanitary disposal compartments for feminine hygiene products in the women’s restroom. Also, install a hand dryer to replace your paper towel dispensers. Paper towels are often flushed down the toilet or go down the sink drain, which can result in a backed up sewer line. It is also a good idea to have your employees check the bathrooms regularly throughout the day. It is better to catch a clogged toilet or other plumbing issue right away to prevent it from worsening from customers continuing to try and use the restroom. Following these simple steps will help keep your bathrooms both clean and functioning, which will leave your guests (and staff) pleased.

Unfortunately, no matter how hard you work to prevent issues in your restaurant’s plumbing systems, problems can still occur. The good news is that we are available 24/7 to resolve your plumbing problems quickly and affordably. We not only offer plumbing maintenance services, but we also have a line jetting and cabling service. Our technicians utilize high-pressure water jetting equipment to ensure that your lines are clean and clear. This service will prevent expensive service calls and loss in revenue due to down time caused by clogged pipes. If you want to protect your kitchen’s plumbing and keep business running smoothly, call us today at 800-473-2733.