Most restaurants, whether they’re large or small, have a fryer. The key to offering really great fried food at your restaurant is to ensure that the cooking oil in the fryer is fresh and clean— the last thing you want is to ruin your delicious food with old oil.
How do you safely dispose of old grease and used cooking oil? Sustainable Restaurant Services is here to help. Our trained professionals work with restaurants in South El Monte and throughout Southern California to remove used cooking oil and other waste from the premises quickly and efficiently, ensuring that the food produced is of the highest quality.
The Importance of Proper Cooking Oil Disposal
Yes, old cooking oil will impact the taste of your food, but more importantly, it can also be hazardous to your business. When the health department conducts inspections at your restaurant, one of the items on their agenda is to check your fryer oil. These inspections can occur at any time, and if your oil isn’t being disposed of properly, you’re likely to receive a citation.
Unfortunately, a citation from the health department will cost you—not just in accumulated fines, but also in lost business if you’re forced to close your doors to handle health code violations. Restaurants are dependent on their reputations, and health code violations can do your restaurant’s reputation significant damage.
Your company must take steps to ensure that you have methods in place to properly dispose of used cooking and frying oil. Like putting it in an indoor or outdoor storage container so it can be easily disposed of and even recycled. If used cooking oil is poured down the drain, it will eventually clog up you drainage system and cause major damage to pipes as well as pollute the water sources. This damage can be very costly to repair, leading to even greater financial loss.
Drains can still backup over time even with proper disposal. Because of this, it’s a good practice to implement preventive measures like hydro-jetting to clear oil, animal fats, and other waste before it becomes a very costly problem.
Used Cooking Oil Cleanup and Disposal
No matter how hard you try, it’s inevitable: grease build up on your exhaust hood and will get into your restaurant’s drains. Grease from dish washing spills on the floor that are mopped up, and more is bound to infiltrate your restaurant’s drains. While your staff should have nightly cleaning checklists to try and prevent buildup from happening in at-risk areas, deeper cleaning on a regular basis is also needed in addition to having a professional company focused on grease management specifically cleaning grease traps.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.