Hello Blog Readers, BOURBON STREET SURPRISE Lumps of Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) in the storm drains was discovered during work on the very busy Bourbon Street after a bad smell was reported. Workers found that some restaurants had access to the storm drains and the foul smell was from the FOG waste collecting
Another stomach churning FATBERG! A Fatberg that blocked a high street hairdresser’s toilets was so big that it stretched the full length of the high street in Cheltenham….now if that isn’t reason for concern over the state of our drainage systems what is? Engineers spent eight hours unclogging the slimy blockage in Cheltenham last month.
Hello Blog Readers, Have you heard about our wee Minnie heroes? As well as our impressive product range of manual, automatic, marine and centralised Grease Removal Systems, we here at Grease Guardian also develop, design, manufacture and install Food Guardians and Coffee Guardians. We refer to these as Minnie hero’s because they are small, but
Hello Blog Readers, GREASE TRAPS AND FATBERGS Water companies regularly carry out CCTV surveys and some very strange objects have been discovered in pipes and sewers. No grease traps have been reported yet! A 600 pound alligator was discovered in Texas, a bicycle, half a mini cooper car and false teeth are some of the
Hello Blog Readers, 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.
Hello blog readers, FATS, OIL & GREASE Restaurants cooking with Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) should have a grease trap installed. If no grease trap is installed the FOG waste from cooking will enter the drains and sewers. This can lead to complications such as blockages, back-ups, repairs and fatbergs! The sewer system was designed
Hello Blog Readers! REMOVAL OF FATBERG Water authorities have highlighted again the importance of less Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) waste entering the sewers. Last year one water authority visited restaurants in the Oxford area and found that over 90 percent of restaurants had inadequate or no grease management system or grease traps installed. A
Hello Blog Readers! PALM OIL FATBERG FOUND ON DUBLIN BEACH Fingal County Council has issued a warning for walkers to be on the lookout for palm oil fatbergs after they were spotted in Fingal, Dublin. Walkers have been warned to keep dogs away from the palm fatbergs as they can be dangerous and toxic to
Hello Blog readers! REDUCE FOG AND FOOD WASTE Reducing waste and recycling is a concern for food outlets, supermarkets, restaurants and households. Each year 13 billion pounds of food is thrown away. The average household throws out between £470 – £700 worth of food each year! Supermarket stores have now introduced methods to reduce the
Hello Blog Readers! WHAT’S COOKING IN QUEENS Residents in the Queens area of New York are cooking up a big problem. The area has problems with blockages in the sewer due to large quantities of cooking oil being poured down sinks and drains. Grease waste is responsible for around 60 percent of blockages and back-ups