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May, 1 2017
What Restaurants Should Know About Grease Traps

If you have just opened a restaurant or have operated one for some time, you need to know the location of your grease trap and its maintenance schedule. If you do not and fail to tend to this maintenance issue, you may find yourself ankle deep in a sewer backup that can disrupt the operation of your business. If this happens on a Friday night, with a full house and tables turning, it can be costly in more ways than one.

Preventative Maintenance for Restaurant Grease Trap

Knowing the location of your commercial plumbing system parts can help you prevent problems before they erupt and threaten your day-to-day operations. Preventing a sewer backup before it happens is the best practice. Here are a few steps that you can take that will help keep greasy water and food solids flowing freeing through your grease traps follow:

  • Locate your grease trap(s) and inspect them
  • Locate any documentation that lets you know when your grease traps(s) were last cleaned
  • Schedule for cleaning the grease interceptor(s) when they are approximately a quarter full of grease and oil
  • The suggested clean out schedule your grease trap(s) is approximately every three months. This schedule is determined by the amount of business in your establishment and the size of the trap
We use high-tech equipment, like video line inspection, to inspect your plumbing pipes. This will let us know if the lines are clear and not full of grease and waste from a grease trap that has not been kept clean. Setting your business up on a preventative maintenance program with a Clinton Maintenance and Plumbing can help you prevent overflows and sewage back-ups before they occur with scheduled inspections and grease interceptor pump outs. Call Now!

May, 10 2017
When do you need a plumber?

Water pressure problems, such as water running too slowly can be indicative of bad plumbing. If you're hearing growling, bubbling, whistling, or screeching in your pipes, you most likely have a plumbing problem, and will need to stop lallygagging and call a professional to sort it all out. Even if you aren't currently in the midst of a plumbing crisis, you should call a plumber about once a year to check out your pipes and make sure that everything is in order. Plumbers are like doctors for your homes, and sometimes you need a check-up, to detect potential problems before they become serious. So how can you know you're getting the best service possible? Follow our tips and you'll have your plumbing back to peak condition in no time.

May, 26 2017
How Often Should I Get a Full Plumbing Inspection?

The answer here can vary depending on the nature of the property and of your business. A simple answer:

  • Before Signing the Lease to a Commercial Property.
  • Immediately After a Major Disaster.
  • At Least Once a Year.

Backflow Preventers

Backflow devices prevents pollution or contamination between known supply of drinking water and an appliance. Businesses are responsible for compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, to ensure that customers are not receiving compromised or contaminated water.

The backflow device(s) are tested on an annual basis, unless the water purveyors require the RP or RPZ to be tested semi-annually. The inspection of the backflow device is not required as part of the sprinkler inspection.

Kitchen Hood Systems

Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems are integral for controlling fires in one of the most at-risk locations in a facility. Semi-annual service is paramount to ensuring all cooking equipment is adequately covered and that the system will operate in the event of a fire - and also required by code.

June 29, 2017

Commercial Plumber Selection

Being proactive about your plumbing maintenance is essential to the success of your business. Plumbing problems must be addressed immediately. Ignoring plumbing problems? Not an option in your commercial building. Water damage is far more costly than proactively hiring a plumber to fix the problem immediately.

Don’t wait to try and find a qualified commercial plumber when you’re already in desperate need. It can take a bit of time, along with some trial-and-error, to find the right plumbing service. This is the first part of being proactive, develop a working relationship with us before you have problems. We offer maintenance contract to fit you budget.

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June 30, 2017

Silent Leaks

Toilets can leak silently 24/7 and you’d never know. So can pipes and fixtures. Wasting thousands of gallons of water a year, a quietly leaking toilet or pipe can be an astronomical burn on your cash flow. Get your customers or employees toilet tested and always leave the repairs to your professional plumber. And keep an eye on your water bill for unexplained and/or significant increases - this could be a sign of a silent leak lurking in your building.

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