Don’t Let Grease Traps Go to Waste

It’s 4:30 p.m. and the dinner rush is almost upon you. The silverware is sparkling, the soups are stocked, and the chicken cordon bleu is ready to be feasted upon. Outside, the lawn is freshly manicured and the dumpsters are free of any visible debris.

Suddenly, something doesn’t mix right with the scents of bouillabaisse and beef roasting in the oven in the kitchen. This scent is far from a scent – it’s an odor, and it is downright foul and pungent.

It’s coming from the sink, but not so much from the sink as under it. It’s coming from that big box under the sink.

The culprit – a sludgy, rotten, grease filled grease trap.

It’s 4:50 p.m. Traffic is backing up. Employees are getting ready. The chef is adjusting his apron. The parking lot is filling up.

The saying “the nose knows” and as any restaurant owner knows, the nose is the most important part in the food service industry. The last thing a restaurateur or even a hotel kitchen manager wants is a customer not coming back.

Apparently, grease trap pumping and cleanout of interceptors and lift stations is nothing to shake a finger at – or hold your nose over. In the end, it keeps facilities running efficiently.

It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it. Luckily, SLM has the one-stop, worry-free shop and services for vendor and facility maintenance.

When it comes to grease traps, for instance, the vendors we line up to clean grease traps are licensed, insured, deliver rapid response, and are available for emergencies (like during the dinner rush) with a four-hour response time.

In essence, grease trap cleanout is HEALTHY, both environmentally and physically: SLM vendors maintain compliance and check for buildup of fats, oils and grease (FOG), suspended solids and even poor pH levels.

It’s all around proactive and preventive. And it beats a bar expert from having to throw the life preserver in to save someone’s investment.

You don’t need to “be a plumber” to make the facility better – that’s what SLM Waste is for.
Interested in saving money by recycling grease trap waste? Call 888-847-4449 for more information from SLM.

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