As a restaurant owner, you know how important it is to have a good, working grease interceptor. You also understand that it will need to be cleaned and maintained regularly and that these tasks can be a bit unpleasant. However, it is your responsibility to make sure that the grease waste from your establishment is properly in the sewer system or in the trash. A grease trap is used to collect any that goes down your drains. When you are looking for a new or replacement unit, there are definite benefits to buying a plastic grease interceptor.
Ease of Cleaning
A plastic grease trap is smooth and designed of materials that will prohibit the grease and any debris from sticking to it. This means that whoever has the task of cleaning it regularly will not have to spend time scraping the sides. The job will be completed much faster, keeping the smells to a minimum. In addition, the unit can be cleaned more thoroughly, extending its life.
Non-Corrosive and Chemical-Resistant
The polyethylene used to manufacture a plastic unit is non-porous. This means that the chemicals used in cleaning solutions and salt will not corrode the unit. Additionally, the material does not provide a place for fungi, mold, or bacteria to grow and multiply; they are much safer in regards to causing illness. Many metal units will also prohibit their growth at first, however, as chemicals corrode them, the surface will become less prohibitive to them.
Trying to fit a grease trap under a sink, with al the plumbing, is not always an easy task. You need to be sure that the unit is large enough to handle all the grease that will be going through it. Luckily, a plastic unit can be made to your specifications. Talk with the health department to find out what size unit you will need and discuss the different possibilities with the manufacturer to make sure it will do what you need it to do and that it will pass the health inspection.
Having a grease trap is a necessary component to owning a restaurant. Buying a plastic unit will be less expensive than the other types. They will also save your workers time, protect the air quality of your establishment, and last longer than one made of a material that can corrode. Contact your local restaurant equipment supply store to see how to go about getting a plastic unit made to fit your needs.