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REDUCING FATS, OIL AND GREASE (FOG) WASTE
Over 60% of blockages found in the sewers are FOG related and highlights the importance of keeping FOG waste out of drains. Thames Water removes 80,000 blockages from the sewers each year.
Installing a grease trap is the first step in stopping FOG entering drains. All grease traps require a level of maintenance to ensure they work efficiently.
A Grease Guardian requires five minutes of daily maintenance and the steps required are listed below:
- Remove the lid of the Grease Guardian and empty the strainer basket
- Clean residue from the channel
- Empty the side collection oil container that has been skimmed and store for collection or recycling
- Clean the wiper blades and ensure they are attached correctly
KITCHEN PRACTICES TO HELP REDUCE FOG
Fats, Oils and Grease waste is generated in the preparation and cooking of food and can easily enter sinks and drains. Below is a list of good kitchen practices to adopt to reduce FOG waste:
- Install a correctly sized grease trap
- Schedule regular maintenance
- Install food and sink strainers to reduce food waste entering the drains
- Wipe excess food and oils from plates, pots and utensils before washing
- Never pour fats and oil down the sink
- Do not sweep waste into floor drains (place rubbish in bin).
- Collect waste oil in a storage container
- Keep maintenance records and log
Regularly cleaning grease traps will reduce odors and the risk of blockages, expensive repair and disruption to normal business.
If you would like further information on grease trap maintenance or help with Grease Guardian sizing please send us an email with the below information:
- Location (City):
- Type of establishment:
- Estimated meals per day if applicable:
- Type of grease trap used if any:
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Phone Number: +44 (0)28 302 66616
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