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FOG & GREASE TRAPS
Restaurants cooking with FOG producing foods should have a grease trap/grease interceptor installed. FOG (Fats, Oil and Grease) causes major problems for pipes and drains if it is not disposed correctly. Restaurants use more FOG producing foods than households and need to have a system in place to reduce the amount entering the sewage system.
WHAT HAPPENS IF NO GREASE TRAP IS INSTALLED
A fatberg can grow! A fatberg is a congealed lump of fat and grease that does not break down over time. Water companies tasked with the job of clearing the sewers from blockages and fatbergs spend a large amount of money each year on reactive maintenance. Fog and wet-wipes are the common cause of over 60% of blockages. Most cities have a FOG programme in operation and failure to comply with the programme can result in fines and more inspections. In Dublin the FOG programme in operation carries out 8,000 inspections a year and has seen a massive reduction in the number of blockages reported.
Small changes like the ones listed below can help to make a difference in reducing FOG waste in kitchens:
- Ensure grease traps are installed correctly and maintained
- Do not pour fats and oil down the sink or drain
- Remove excess food waste from plates and pots before washing
- Avoid washing coffee grounds down the sink – excess food and coffee grounds can cause blockages and foul smells.
GREASE GUARDIAN CAN HELP
Grease Guardian provides a range of grease traps suitable for kitchens and restaurants. The Grease Guardian is designed with quality in mind with a solid stainless steel construction and removes grease with a highly efficient skimming programme. For more information on our automatic range of grease removal units please contact us:
Product Catalogue: www.greaseguardian.com/product-range-brochure
Phone Number: +44 (0)28 302 66616
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