Commercial Kitchens_ Don’t Neglect These 3 Important Maintenance Tasks

If you’re in charge of a commercial kitchen, you know it’s a place that’s always busy. There’s so much going on, whether you’re preparing food or cleaning the oven racks, cooking surfaces, and general messes that go along with food preparation. Keeping a commercial kitchen clean can be a challenge, especially if your goal is to exceed the necessary standards and offer your customers food prepared in a pristine environment. To keep a commercial kitchen clean, what should you be prioritizing?

Consider the way you handle the waste generated by your kitchen. Some of it, of course, ends up in the dumpster. There’s a lot of waste, however, that you may not really think about very much. The systems in your kitchen that process liquid and solid waste should not be overlooked, but should instead be maintained just like any other area within your facility. Are you giving the proper consideration to your septic tanks, drains and sewers, and grease traps?

  • Remember that commercial septic systems require more frequent maintenance than residential septic tanks. While a residential tank needs to be pumped every three to five years, you’ll need to have the septic tank for your commercial kitchen emptied much more often than that. The common recommendation is to have your commercial septic system pumped at least once every year, because emptying it less frequently than that can cause damage and lead to costly repairs. What’s more, you could end up with a very unappetizing situation on your hands if you neglect your tank.
  • Drains and sewers need to be maintained in order to avoid backups and blockages. The liquid waste in a commercial kitchen typically ends up in your sink or floor drains, and it tends to carry a lot of grease and food debris with it. If you’re not keeping up with the drains, you can easily wind up with clogs and obstructions. Pay attention to your drains so that you can address any problems with efficient drainage before they become a major issue.
  • Grease traps are designed to keep waste out of plumbing systems. They’re installed to trap things like grease, oil, hair, lint, sediment, and other solid waste that could cause plumbing problems. These grease traps need to be cleaned in a way that’s effective, safe, and environmentally friendly, to keep your kitchen running smoothly.


When you need help keeping your commercial kitchen up to your high standards of cleanliness, you can trust the experts at Trinity Liquid Waste. A family-owned business, we’ve been proudly serving customers throughout the Bay area for over 25 years. Specializing in residential and commercial septic and sewer services, as well as the hydro-jetting services and grease trap cleaning, our professional team provides exceptional service at affordable rates. Whether you need routine maintenance or 24-hour emergency service, we’re here for you. Call (510) 874-6489 or contact us through our website for more information.