As we gear up for the holiday festivities, Uisce Éireann raises a red flag about a potential Grinch that can wreak havoc on our homes – the fatberg. Uisce Éireann’s Head of Operations, Tom Cuddy said: “We know that blockages in our sewer network can be caused by fatbergs which have nasty consequences, including overflows

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How Do I Size a Grease Trap?

Grease traps play a crucial role in keeping our plumbing systems and the environment clean by intercepting and preventing fats, oils, and grease (FOG) from entering wastewater. For restaurants, commercial kitchens, and foodservice establishments, correctly sizing a grease trap is essential to ensure it functions effectively and complies with local regulations. Does Size Matter? Before

Grease is a sticky, oily, slimy substance with a complicated chemical structure that is formed from oil, thickener and additives. Fats, oils and greases, which are commonly referred to as FOG are so notorious that they can wreak havoc on the entire drainage system of a city. And this havoc can seriously take its toll

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

FATBERG STRIKES AGAIN

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. 

COFFEE GUARDIANS

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

GREASE GUARDIAN FOG BLOG

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, 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! GREASE GUARDIAN Grease traps/grease interceptors are designed to separate Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) waste from waste water. The water from kitchens and restaurants containing FOG enters the Grease Guardian and solids are collected in a strainer basket.  FOG will rise to the top of the tank as it is lighter than

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