Quality plumbing services are essential to the success of a restaurant. A plumbing emergency could challenge your ability to prepare meals, it could endanger the working environment, or it could even potentially contaminate the food! A problem in either the kitchen or the bathroom could force your business to close for days! Obviously, you want to avoid a plumbing emergency at all costs, so our team at Quality Plumbing and Heating, Inc. has put together a quick list of things to do to prevent a problem before it starts.
1. Keep Grease Under Control
The most common reason for a clogged drain is trapped grease. Grease traps and lines must be cleaned regularly and your staff must be trained thoroughly on grease management. Be sure everyone knows which drains are suitable for grease and which are off limits, as well as how to manage dishwashing and grease, and how to clean grease lines. Finally, if your restaurant hasn’t had a grease-related checkup in a while, have your grease traps and other grease-handling equipment checked out by a qualified plumber as soon as possible.
2. Stay Ahead of Plumbing Risks
You should have a plumbing-related risk assessment done regularly, and replace or repair all high-risk plumbing components. A professional plumber will look for:
- Poor grease management
- Poor food debris management
- Old, damaged, or improperly plumbed pipes
- Old or damaged water heater
- No backflow inhibitor
3. Review Emergency Protocols
Even the most prepared restaurant can still run into plumbing emergencies from time to time, so you must have clear protocols in place. Make sure your staff and those in command understand the situation and know the necessary steps to take. For instance, if a pipe ruptures inside the restaurant, employees should know where the shutoff valve is located to cut off the water.
At QPH, our certified technicians are expertly trained in all areas of restaurant kitchen equipment and food preparation. We have installed, repaired, and maintained small to large commercial kitchens for a variety of industries and we offer 24/7 emergency services. Contact our team today at (833) 235-9260 or request service online. We serve Indianapolis and all of central Indiana.