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Another fatberg hotspot was recently identified after recurring problems occurred in the area. Epping Forest in the UK has been highlighted as an area that has seen considerable blockages in the last few years. Over a three year period three thousand blockages have been sourced to this area. The blockages are a result of Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) clogging pipes in the sewer system. More recently wet wipes and household waste found in the sewer system have added to the problem.
At Grease Guardian we understand the importance of introducing grease traps to commercial kitchens and reducing FOG waste.
The build-up of FOG can result in a Fatberg. A blocked sewer can lead to blockages, pipes needing repaired, roads being closed for maintenance work and also bad smells.
So what is causing the problem? Items such as tights, nappies, false teeth, toys, food waste and nappy wipes have been found in the sewers. Unfortunately the above combined with FOG waste is causing damage. One change all households can make is to never pour fats and oils down the sink. or drain. More tips can be found on our Grease Trap Blog.
For restaurants and food outlets a grease trap or grease removal system will help with FOG waste. If you are unsure of which model and type is best suited we have more information on our website which can help.
A grease trap works by separating FOG waste from waste water entering the grease trap. FOG does not mix with the water and will rise to the top, allowing clear water to escape under an outlet baffle. When choosing a grease trap it is important that the unit is sized correctly and this will depend on the kitchen appliances entering the unit. Our contact details are below if you have any questions.
Product Catalogue: www.greaseguardian.com/product-range-brochure
Phone Number: +44 (0)28 302 66616