When it comes to restaurant plumbing issues, time is of the essence.
Any problems with plumbing can rapidly lead to the deterioration and breakdown of the kitchen service line. A faulty grease trap or a clogged drain, for example, can lead to serious blockage, overflows, and flooding. Dirty dishes would pile up, as well as pots, pans, and other cooking implements.
If it’s a bathroom concern, you’ll end up inconveniencing and disappointing your restaurant patrons — and without providing an alternative or proper warning, you might end up losing their business forever.
To ensure your restaurant runs smoothly, you need to make plumbing one of your top priorities.
Restaurant Plumbing Services
Restaurants, both old and new, must have a robust plumbing system in place. The nature of your business operations requires adequate water supply and efficient drainage.
Whatever the stage of your business, or the type of restaurant you are running, a professional plumbing company can provide the following general plumbing services for restaurateurs:
New plumbing installation
Whether you have yet to launch or require plumbing installation work for your expansion, professionals are ready to apply their experience in the installation of new kitchen equipment and support systems, including water supply, heaters, and other plumbing elements.
With new installations, everything must adhere to regulatory standards governing food service establishments. If anything is amiss or not up to code, it will not only pose serious safety, hygiene, and health hazards, but can also lead you to lose your license to operate. So, be sure to take your time in selecting a reliable and trustworthy plumbing service with years of experience in the food service industry.
Professional plumbers make it a point to discuss all the prerequisites and requirements with clients before proposing a solution to facilitate the decision-making process. They also keep clients informed on anything that may need special attention to ensure regulatory compliance.
There are a lot of things that can go wrong with restaurant plumbing, especially if the system is old or poorly maintained. On top of this, the daily load of restaurant operations on the plumbing system can take its toll, so breakdowns are bound to take place.
It could be anything — a leaky tap, burst pipe, low water pressure, a clogged kitchen sink, a defective gas burner, a drain blockage — that can interrupt or slow down operations. This is why repairs need to be done quickly and efficiently to maintain restaurant performance, or even improve it.
To ensure each plumbing issue is addressed correctly, professional plumbing contractors start by analyzing the existing system and making an evaluation of not only the problem reported but also other inadequacies existing in your system. In doing so, they’re not just fixing the problem you reported, but also making sure you know what needs to be addressed to prevent future problems and further deterioration in your system.
During repair work, professional plumbers will always ensure everything is done in compliance with hygiene, health, and safety regulations.
Sewer and drain installation
Restaurants produce plenty of wastewater on a daily basis, which is why every restaurant needs a fully compliant drainage system.
With sewer and drain installations, plumbing contractors make sure that the system is optimally positioned so it efficiently draws out wastewater, while maintaining proper pressure. They take into account technical details such as ventilation to eliminate the incidence of backflow caused by trapped air. You wouldn’t want to suffer unexpectedly from a clogged drain and wastewater spilling all over the restaurant floor, so they take care of these critical details during installation.
They’ll also draw up a service plan for your sewers and drains, to prevent nasty surprises that can put your restaurant’s reputation at risk.
Also referred to as grease intercepts, grease traps are a critical element of your restaurant system. These are designed to keep solid waste from reaching the traditional wastewater disposal system consisting of drains and sewers. This is especially important as food service establishments tend to produce copious amounts of solid waste from the ingredients used for cooking.
Grease traps prevent concentrated scum from reaching conventional waste treatment facilities that are not equipped to handle it. They are also necessary for upholding the standards that apply to proper wastewater disposal, such as those set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Gas line installation
The installation of supporting gas lines in new restaurants and expanding food establishments makes it possible for restaurateurs to deliver quality food to customers. Without efficient kitchen infrastructure, you’ll not only be risking the health and safety of your crew but also preventing them from doing their best work. In turn, this can significantly affect the quality of the food you’ll be serving your guests.
With San Diego Plumbing and Pipelining, you’ll be sure to receive only professional plumbing services and the support you need to ensure your restaurant operations remain smooth and efficient.
Aside from taking care of general restaurant plumbing concerns, professional plumbing contractors deliver the following services:
Garbage disposal installation
Every restaurant needs to have high-quality commercial-grade garbage disposal. Having one will improve the efficiency of your restaurant, especially if you get a model that can handle the load of daily operations. Professional plumbers can even recommend models to fit your kitchen needs, and install it for you.
With hydro jetting, there’s no need for you to use corrosive drain cleaners, which can not only damage pipes but also may not be able to handle the volume of blockages in your drainage system. You won’t need to use pipe snakes that may be inappropriate and unhygienic for use in food establishments.
Hydro jetting uses high pressure to release a large amount of water into the system. This same water is recycled and used over and over again until your drains and pipes are clear of food debris, grease, mineral buildup, and other foreign materials. It’s a powerful yet safe method of ensuring you have a properly functioning plumbing system.
Plumbing Problems? Call San Diego Plumbing and Pipelining
We hope this overview of restaurant plumbing services helps in you making rapid decisions when you encounter any problems with your system.
Be sure to call us anytime if you require pipe lining services, so we can address your problem right away.