Bulk Trash Pickup: Not Just For The Holidays Anymore.

Most cities and towns set aside one day each year for free municipal bulk pickups. Out go the past-their-prime mattresses, rugs and long-dead appliances; in comes newfound space in the basement and garage. But in the commercial world, one bulk pickup day each year wouldn’t be nearly enough, especially in the autumn.  Fall is when […]

AT PEACE WITH THE GREASE: Avoiding Backups Before They Start

There’s no secret to lessening grease trap problems. While backups might be impossible to avoid completely, being mindful of how you and the kitchen staff deal with grease before it enters your plumbing system can make a big difference in the frequency and the seriousness of maintenance calls. The care and cleaning of grease traps […]

Preventive HVAC Maintenance isn’t optional; it’s mandatory.

Building systems are the lifeblood of any facility, notes Robin Suttell (rsuttell@cox.net) in Buildings Magazine. Without lighting, water, or heating and cooling, a building would be uninhabitable. That’s why a strong preventive and predictive HVAC maintenance program isn’t an option; it’s a must. “Two issues – the asset and the life of the building – […]

IS YOUR DUMPSTER OVERWHELMING YOUR KITCHEN??

It’s a scene reenacted over and over, pretty much everywhere… HE:      What’s the matter? SHE:    You don’t smell that? HE:      I don’t smell anything. SHE:    There’s an open window behind your head. I bet there’s a dumpster on the other side. HE:      (Being served) Are we still sharing the minestrone? When a diner’s first impression […]

YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT WE DIDN’T FIND IN THE DUMPSTER

It’s a cop-movie cliché: the big fight scene in a warehouse area, surrounded by trucks and trash, where, amidst the flying bullets, a scavenger is climbing into a dumpster, presumably in search of food. Chances are, that scavenger will come up empty. Edible food, leftover or otherwise, takes up very little space in a dumpster. […]

FROM FIRE-COOKED TO FIRETRAP IN ONE EASY LESSON

Not many jobs are as daunting as cleaning and degreasing a commercial kitchen’s exhaust system. It can be a massive undertaking that involves hood cleaning, filter replacement and maintaining dozens of other components. Where to start? The obvious place to start is where the fires begin—under the hoods, in the filters just above the flames. […]

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