Septic Systems for Restaurants

At Septic Check, we partner with business owners across the state to help them protect their septic systems and extend the life of it for as long as possible. If you own a restaurant that has its own septic system, there are some things to know as you try to protect your investments for the long haul.

Oil & Water Separation

Emulsification refers to a mixing of two ingredients that do not easily combine. Within a septic system, this refers to grease, cooking oil, and other liquids that are flushed out of your restaurant’s wastewater and into the septic system. These substances can work their way past grease traps and cause build up in your septic, clog your system, and even move into your drainfield. To prevent emulsification from damaging your equipment and shortening your septic system’s life, be sure to use soaps, detergents, and cleaners that promote rapid oil and water separation.

Conserve Water

Restaurants often overload their septic systems during peak hours. Mealtimes become a time where water surges through your septic system. This surge pushes grease through your septic before it has a chance to separate. By conserving water and limiting the flow of water at peak hours, you can control the release of grease into your septic system.

Scrape the Plates!

Be sure that your kitchen staff do not treat the drain as a garbage can. Gravy, cream sauces, cooking oils and other greasy ingredients take their toll on your septic. By properly disposing of the greasy leftovers, you’re making the right decision for your septic.

Taking the right steps while also making sure to regularly schedule septic treatments with Septic Check will help your restaurant’s operation keep moving forward. If you need help diagnosing septic issues at your restaurant, or if you aren’t sure how to solve a septic dilemma, talk to Septic Check.