Septic Tanks and Commercial Kitchens

Commercial kitchens take a beating. From the mass washing of dishes to cleaning oven racks, sanitizing things and other miscellaneous messes, commercial kitchens produce an insane amount of grime and waste. When it comes to keeping your commercial kitchen running, cleaning and maintenance are always something that’s top of mind. 

With that being said, not all the waste they create goes into a dumpster. Oftentimes, they end up down the drain – and many times – in your septic tank or lift station. That’s why if you’re a restaurant that uses a septic tank – that there are some things you should always be conscious of – a few of which we’re going to cover today. Let’s jump right in!

Septic tanks

While the usual rule of thumb is to get your septic tank pumped every 3 years or so, with a commercial kitchen you’re going to notice a lot more wear and tear. Your septic tank will need frequent servicing. Failing to do so can lead to a whole mess of issues – literally. We recommend that you get your tank pumped at least once a year. 


Waste has gotta go somewhere and many times – it’s down the drain. Grease and debris find their way into drainage systems and that leads up to frequent backups and blockages in your drain lines. If you’re finding that water is not draining the way and manner in which its supposed to, you’ll have to get your drains serviced to make sure that any buildup or obstructions are being cleared. 

Grease Traps

Commercial grease traps are a must if you own a commercial kitchen. They prevent grease, hair, lint oil and other material from building up and potentially getting into your plumbing system; where you’ll never be able to get to in order to clean it out. Commercial kitchens should have grease traps cleaned out and monitored regularly to make sure nothing goes wrong. 

Whether you need pumping, inspections or repairs – we can help you keep your commercial kitchen running in tip-top shape. Give us a call today and we’ll be able to provide you with a free consultation. Until then, good luck!