In today’s blog, we want to talk to Nashville’s business owners. If you run a restaurant or any other food production facility, your drains have to deal with a lot, especially grease. Keeping your kitchen clean is key to the success of your business, as any kind of code violation can damage your reputation and possibly shut you down. Your drains play a big part in this, and when they get clogged, you run the risk of dangerous buildups and sewage problems. If you aren’t sure why you should contact us for drain cleaning, read on to learn more about what happens to commercial drains in the winter.

Grease Traps Need Help

Restaurants are equipped with grease traps, which are incredibly important. They prevent the grease produced by your kitchen from getting into the city’s water supply, gunking everything up, and causing widespread damage. These grease traps are supposed to be cleaned every six to nine months. However, they are not an end-all solution. They cannot be responsible for preventing buildups.

Kitchens produce a lot of fats, oils, and grease (FOGs). Mere residential kitchens produce plenty; commercial kitchens produce far more. Your commercial grease trap captures a majority of the particles, but if it gets neglected and grease gets into the main water line, you could face serious fines. Our regular drain cleaning can help prevent that from happening.

Winter Makes FOGs Worse

Cold makes grease, oil, and fats congeal more quickly. If you’ve got FOGs in your sewer system, winter’s cold temperatures can spell disaster for you. The cold FOGs build up, major blockages develop, and your entire system can suffer damage. If you do not have a grease trap, you absolutely must invest in one. If you do have a grease trap and your commercial kitchen is very busy, you might want to schedule cleanings more often than you would in the summer. Your grease trap will be capturing a majority of the FOGs, but it will need a little extra help to deal with the cold conditions. Be very disciplined about getting your grease trap cleaned, and you’ll be able to focus on other important aspects of your business.

TN Plumbing Solutions Is Here to Help

Keeping your restaurant or business on-track is easier when the basics are taken care of. Clear drains promote the health of your kitchen, your employees, and your customers. The team at TN Plumbing Solutions is here to provide world-class drain cleaning services at affordable prices. We understand how important clean drains are to your success, and we want to be part of what makes your kitchen thrive. We also understand how important it is to have plumbers you can trust with the infrastructure of the business you work so hard to run. When we visit to clean your drains, we will always be careful of your property and treat it like it’s our own. We are proud to be the team that will go the extra mile for you and your business. Contact us today!