Grease traps are necessary to protect the CITY’S sewer lines from grease clogs, but they don’t protect the plumbing lines for YOUR business. Hydro jetting is the best way to protect your business from grease clogs that could expose your customers and employees to sanitary waste or even force your business to shut down.
Hydro jetting is a process that uses high-pressure water to clear blockages in pipe systems in restaurants and other food service areas. It is usually the preferred approach to an auger because it fully flushes the line without causing line damage. Unlike an auger, which depends on metal scraping the interior of the pipe, a hydro jet uses water to clean the interior of the line.
Hydro jetting requires the use of specialized equipment that utilizes high-pressure water to remove clogs and must reach dangerous levels. Because of the inherent risks, hydro jetting should only be performed by an experienced professional. At Southwaste, our experienced technicians will ensure the safe and effective removal of clogs, so you can focus on providing your customers with uninterrupted service.
Grease that is cleaned off of pots, pans, plates, and other kitchenware in your sink and or dishwasher ends up in the drains, where it solidifies and then calcifies. Over time, the grease builds up, and eventually, the lines become completely blocked, causing clogs and potentially shutting your kitchen down.
Hydro jetting restores the internal surface of the lines creating a smooth surface allowing sludge and debris to easily pass through the line which also helps protect against future clogs. Augers (sometimes called sewer snakes) merely punch a hole through the grease buildup in the line without completely removing the grease buildup. Importantly, augers can be harsh on the line as they are made of metal and brush up against the walls of the line with force to do their job properly.
Routine Maintenance is necessary to avoid service interruptions but training kitchen staff on grease management and how to properly dispose of grease could also help reduce the risk of buildup in the lines.