Maintain Your Grease Trap

From creating menus to finding the right staff, you work hard to ensure that your restaurant and business is always running at peak efficiency with the best quality food. It is a requirement in Manatee County Florida that your restaurant's grease trap is regularly cleaned, and are to be inspected to assure compliance with all cleaning and maintenance according to code.

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Why Is It Important

Is it really that big of a deal to pour grease down the drain? Yes. When grease travels through your pipes it can cause problems for your business's plumbing and the water waste management plant that your community uses. The Manatee County of Florida has created regulations and ordinances to ensure that proper grease disposal is in effect for all major businesses and restaurants. Blue Septic Tank Service Inc is fully trained and knowledgeable on all county ordinances regarding proper grease trap cleaning and maintenance. With quality drain line jetting we will pump out the grease trap and ensure that all grease it disposed of properly without going into the county sewer system.

Best Management Practices

For you to effectively reduce the amount of discharge from cooking fats, oils, and grease, the Manatee County of Florida has released the following Best Management Practices (BMPs) for food service operators to follow so you can limit your effect on the water waste.

  • Implement Training Programs to ensure that all staff and employees follow BMPs and why they are important
  • Post “NO GREASE” signs at wash stations and dishwashers
  • Dry wipe pots and pans to remove grease prior to washing
  • Dry wipe stoves and ventilation exhaust hoods
  • Use sink basket strainers to capture solid food waste and dispose of appropriately, and this will reduce the frequency of grease trap and interceptor cleaning costs
  • Use water temperatures lower than 140 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Reduce use of garbage disposals
  • Recycle leftover cooking oils at an established recycling facility.
  • Do not poor acids, biological agents, solvents or unknown chemicals to wastewater collection system without having approval first.
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