If residents’ meals are prepared on your premises, you should have a grease trap. They aren’t very prominent, so it can be easy to overlook cleaning and maintaining them. Out of sight can mean out of mind – but it could also mean trouble.
Grease traps or interceptors are located between the care home’s sinks, drains and the main sewer. They are designed to collect food waste, fats, oils and grease; separating them from the used water, and preventing them from entering the public wastewater system. These are normally tucked away, and not always in the kitchen. They may also be located outside the building, usually in the ground, so you may even be unaware that it’s there. Whatever the location, the grease trap must be cleaned, or you will get a build-up of food particles and grease which will breed germs, bacteria and infestations; and probably attract vermin and cause plumbing problems as well.
Any one of these problems could entail a fine for breaches of Health & Safety regulations and could very well necessitate the temporary relocating of vulnerable residents. We provide expert, cost effective grease trap maintenance as part of our comprehensive kitchen grease management services.
Just pick up the phone; we’ll help you get a grip on grease.