Hello FOG Blog Readers!
I have been inspired to write this FOG Blog because of a recent surge in fatbergs in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead that is costing Thames Water £1million each month in maintenance and clearing costs. For those who are not aware of what a fatberg is, it is a large congealed piece of fat, oil and grease (FOG) that comes about when FOG are washed down the sink and baby wipes and nappies are flushed down the toilet. When these materials come into contact with a cold sewer, they harden/solidify and combine with each other to create a fatberg. Fatbergs cause blockages, floods and sewer destruction and this is why Thames Water has initiated a campaign to raise awareness on them and help prevent them forming in the first place.
As part of the campaign, “more than 64,000 homes and businesses in the Royal Borough will receive advice in the post along with details of how to order a free fat trap to help them dispose of used cooking fat in the bin rather than pouring it down the sink.” This will no doubt increase awareness about fatbergs and ultimately reduce their frequency.
The Thames Water workers spent over 90 hours clearing a massive fatberg from 450 meter stretch of sewer pipe. After a rough inspection, it was estimated that the fatberg itself weighed almost that of a double decker bus and could only be removed with a specialised tanker and jet blaster. This would, bit-by-bit, blast away pieces of the congealed and hardened fat.
Here at Grease Guardian, we offer a great solution to fatbergs and flooding. The Grease Guardian automatic grease trap stops FOG at the source and stops it from going down the drains and causing the formation of fatbergs. Not only does this reduce the chances of flooding within your premises, but it also reduces odor, increases level of kitchen automation, gives the ability to reuse/sell on used oil, increased level of waste disposal and increases the general hygiene rating of a kitchen which could in turn increase your amount of returning costumers.
For more information on how you can become the proud owner of a Grease Guardian automatic grease trap, please contact us on the details given below.
Until next week, FOG Blog Readers!
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