Producing foods in mass quantity often means producing fats, oils, and grease in large quantities as well. Putting these substances down the drain in your facility could cause them to congeal within your drainage pipes. Clogged pipes can become a serious hazard, requiring a significant amount of time and money to repair.
Installing a grease trap is a simple and effective way to reduce the likelihood of a clogged pipe in your commercial food production facility. There are many types of grease traps available, but plastic grease traps can provide you with a number of unique benefits.
1. Plastic grease traps are versatile.
In order to keep profits as high as possible, most commercial food production companies want to keep overhead costs low. A plastic grease trap can serve your company's needs well into the future. Most plastic grease traps are constructed from a durable polyethylene that is designed to withstand the test of time.
This poly compound will not rust or corrode when exposed to chemicals. A metal grease trap might need to be replaced often due to corrosion, but a plastic grease trap can stand up to chemical exposure while still meeting your grease collection needs.
2. Plastic grease traps can be placed anywhere.
Another benefit that you will enjoy when you opt to invest in plastic grease traps for your commercial food company is the option of placing your grease trap anywhere. A plastic grease trap can be buried underneath the ground outdoors or placed in a basement or crawlspace.
If your company's kitchen and food preparation areas are located on an upper floor, a plastic grease trap is lightweight enough to be installed beneath an industrial sink. The ability to put a plastic grease trap anywhere allows you to maximize the convenience of your commercial kitchen space.
3. Plastic grease traps are easy to maintain.
Most commercial food companies don't have time to invest in constant grease trap maintenance. A plastic grease trap features a slick interior surface. This prevents fats, oils, and grease from building up on the interior walls of the grease trap.
All you have to do is empty out the contents of the grease trap when it is filled to capacity and use a liquid soap product to wash the grease trap clean. There is no need to scrub the interior walls of a plastic grease trap on a regular basis to prevent buildup or to inspect a plastic grease trap frequently in order to check for corrosion.