All businesses no matter the size must have a grease trap in place if they are preparing and serving hot food from a kitchen facility.
Did you know that?
Well if you didn’t here is some more information….
If there is no grease trap or grease management system in place in your premises then this can leave your business uncompliant. That is a situation no one wants to be left in. You will be at risk of contravening the Water Industry Act 1991 if your business allows fats, oils and grease to enter the drainage system. Also if these are left unmaintained they pose a risk of unwanted blockages forming, and there is also a high risk of hygiene issues occurring within the kitchen area.
Fats, oils and grease or FOG as they are more commonly referred to, can cause devastating damage to drainage systems, and blockages are just the beginning. If you have never seen the results of this, then you may not have seen a fatberg. These are large solid masses of waste product which form inside pipes and sewers, they can be enormous but they are preventable!
Preventing these from occurring is quite simple in two ways.
Firstly, having a sufficient grease trap installed within commercial kitchens, or food preparation premises. This will need to be sized according to the volume of food / grease produced. Your drainage professionals can advise you of this.
Secondly, maintenance of the grease trap! They don’t look after themselves you know…..
You may already have a grease trap in situ at your facility and you may not have had it emptied before – this is something that should be looked at immediately. If the grease trap is newly fitted, then work with your drainage company to schedule the future routine servicing.
In case you need it our services have you covered!
DALROD are drainage professionals and our service centres are all fully equipped to service and provide support for the maintenance of your grease management system. Our range of services include:
- Emptying and disposal of grease, fats and oils in line with industry regulations.
- Installation of new and replacement of old grease traps to fulfil legal requirements.
- Tailored solutions for your specific site, outlining the best course of action from traps, grease separation and dosing systems.
- Design of comprehensive pre-planned maintenance and servicing programmes.
Getting on top of the grease!
If you choose to work with DALROD our trained technicians will carry out a full survey of your kitchen area and recommend the best method of grease removal for you. This could be as simple as an under sink trap, a grease recovery unit, or underground grease traps and dosing systems to help prevent blockages in the pipework.
This is not a one size fits all solution as there are many factors to consider but don’t worry as we have recommendations for every scenario.
Unsure what to do next?
Get in touch with a member of our team and we will advise you of the best course of action. You can reach us on 0330 1003 222.