Sanitation & Safety Equipment
Browse our articles on sanitation and safety equipment and find primers on a wide variety of specific product categories, including articles on how to specify, when to replace, energy efficiency and much more.
When determining what type of waste collection system suits their businesses, foodservice operators can choose from a variety of options in terms of size and function. These systems can be as small as an under-sink garbage disposer or a big remote pulping system that includes a built-in grinder to send trash through pipes with water to create a sludge for disposal.
Water filters not only provide better-tasting beverages but can also prolong the service life for a wide range of equipment types.
Assess water quality to determine what type of filtration an operation needs. Filter life varies from location to location based on use and an operation’s water quality.
With waste handling systems, service agents are mainly called to take care of garbage disposers used in conjunction with drains. When it comes to these systems, the most important thing is to have equipment properly sized to the facility, which will ensure the longest service life.
Fire-suppression equipment for use in commercial foodservice operations is classified as UL 300, which ensures it meets the necessary guidelines and standards. These systems utilize wet chemicals and ventilation control to extinguish flames.
Flight-type, also called rackless, warewashers have a setup akin to a car wash. These units are best-suited for large, high-volume operations, such as cafeterias, banquet and catering halls, or prisons. Due to the big footprint, these systems require a great deal of space.
Because warewashers have a number of components, the likelihood of breakdowns and failures is increased. By properly caring for these units with regular cleaning and routine maintenance, operators can expect them to have as much as a 10-year service life.