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How do I keep my restaurant drain from clogging?

Your restaurant’s drain system is critical to maintaining a clean, safe, and efficient commercial kitchen, but it can often get overlooked. Neglecting drain line maintenance can lead to problems like slow drainage, unpleasant smells and health code violations. It can even result in expensive plumbing repairs, disrupting your restaurant’s operations and reputation. Here’s an overview of how to prevent drain clogs in your commercial kitchen.

A clogged drain in a restaurant kitchen

Common causes of restaurant drain clogs

Restaurant kitchens face unique challenges when it comes to drain clogs. Food scraps, grease, oil and debris from pots and pans are the most frequent culprits. These materials can gradually build up and cause blockages.

Regular maintenance practices

Daily and weekly maintenance is your restaurant's best defence against drain clogs. Encourage your kitchen staff to scrape dishes thoroughly before washing them, install drain screens to catch food particles and debris and dispose of waste properly to prevent blockages. You may also want to consider using drain-friendly products, such as enzyme-based cleaners, to help maintain clear drains.

The Drain DoctorTM offers FREE preventative drain maintenance scheduled according to your business needs.

Employee training

Your kitchen staff plays a significant role in properly disposing of waste and grease. Therefore, it’s critical to educate your employees about the importance of these practices and implement training programs to ensure they understand. Moreover, you must continually reinforce these procedures to maintain a clean and efficient kitchen.

Grease trap cleaning and maintenance

A grease trap is a plumbing device designed to intercept and collect fats, oils and grease and prevent them from entering the sewer system. Consequently, the grease trap in your restaurant must be cleaned and maintained every one to three months to prevent blockages that could lead to sewage backups and environmental contamination.

The Drain Doctor™ specializes in providing grease trap cleaning services for food service establishments in Calgary. Our experienced professionals use state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques to ensure your grease traps are thoroughly cleaned and functioning optimally.

Commercial plumbing services in Calgary

While daily and weekly maintenance is crucial, periodic professional inspections and drain cleaning services are equally important. At The Drain Doctor™, our qualified plumbers can assess the state of your drain system and address potential issues before they escalate.

We can precisely and discreetly locate drain problems with our video inspection equipment using USB. Before the first sign of a clog or even before you open the doors to your first customer, call The Drain Doctor™ for steam drain line cleaning.

Commercial kitchen steam cleaning service in Calgary

If you run a commercial kitchen or restaurant business and require professional plumbing services, look no further than The Drain Doctor™ in Calgary. As seasoned plumbers, we provide quick, efficient and hassle-free commercial drain cleaning. Our team is available 24/7, with quick responses and minimal wait times. We also have a fleet of flush trucks to effectively eliminate drain line obstructions. Contact us today to set up an appointment.


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