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29
Sep

One Product – Many Names

Drain-Net has developed a highly popular waste interceptor product line we call GDRU’s.  However, this commercial kitchen necessity can be called many things. GDRU, Grease Trap Pre-Strainer, Flat Strainer, and Indirect Waste Interceptor

We call it a GDRU (Garbage Disposal Replacement Unit) because it can replace mechanical garbage disposals which have been outlawed in a number of states.  Instead of grinding the food waste and wasting precious freshwater for flushing, the strainer-drawer in GDRU strains solid particles under the pre-rinse sink when dirty dishes are being pre-rinsed, affecting a much needed pretreatment process of restaurant wastewater.

A GDRU can also be called an “Indirect Waste Interceptor”.
Many states such as New York and New Jersey have passed laws that require restaurants to install indirect waste units.  A typical plumbing code states, “Indirect waste connections shall be provided for drains, overflows, or relief vents from the water supply system, and no piping or equipment carrying wastes or producing wastes or other discharges under pressure shall be directly connected to any part of the drainage system.”  Our versatile GDRU’s can easily be installed to meet this requirement.  An air gap can be created before the inlet or after the outlet to meet the indirect connection requirement.

A GDRU can also be called a “Grease Trap Pre-Strainer.”
Grease Traps and Grease Interceptors primary function is to separate grease from wastewater.  However, debris filled water can quickly accumulate in a grease trap, rendering it ineffective.  A GDRU should be installed before waste water reaches a grease trap.  Commercial kitchens who install Garbage Disposal Replacement Units see a dramatic improvement in grease trap functionality and can reduce grease trap service visits.

Believe it or not a GDRU can go by even more names such as an “Indirect Waste Separator,” “Food Waste Separator,” “Flat Strainer,” “Indirect liquid waste separator,” or a “Wet Waste Interceptor.  Whatever you call the product, you can be sure that your restaurant or commercial kitchen will stay compliant with local plumbing codes and that your drains stay free of food waste.

Click here to view our Garbage Disposal Replacement Unit product line

25
Jul

Strainer Basket to protect floor sinks from small particles

Stainless Steel Drain Strainer, fine mesh, w/ flange for 8.5" square Floor Sink Floor drains can be a life-saver in many areas of a restaurant, as numerous pieces of commercial kitchen equipment require a drain to prevent water from leaking all over the floor, creating a potentially hazardous workspace. However, Drain-Net has provided an answer to this issue with its 8 1/2” x 8 1/2” Stainless Steel Floor Drain Strainers (SLF-10). These drain strainers will allow water to flow freely into the drain while stopping the material that may otherwise clog the drain from getting into the plumbing, saving your business from additional maintenance costs and pipe repairs.

This drain strainer basket is a 7 1/2″ square so that it fits 8 1/2″ floor sinks.  It is 2″ tall.  It has an 11″ flange with handles for easy removal.  The fine mesh is ideal for straining small particles such as rice and seeds.

We have a new online sales price for these strainer baskets.  Purchase it today!

7
May

The Floor Drain Brush Comparison: Drain-Net vs. Carlisle Flo-Pac

Are you looking for a brush to clean your food preparation and walk-in cooler floor drains?  Until now your only option was the Carlisle Flo-Pac® Floor Drain Brush.  Thankfully, we have developed an alternative drain brush which has fixed many of the issues people have had with the Carlisle model.

Carlisle Drain Brush Problem: Can’t clean curved piping.
Drain-Net Brush Solutions: Made of durable twist wire to provide strength and “bendability” to clean curved piping.  Also features a poly ball on the end to guide smoothly through elbow turns in drain pipes.

Carlisle Drain Brush Problem: The brush head falls off, getting stuck in the drain
Drain-Net Brush Solutions: The brush head and handle are one unit so the brush head can’t fall off.

Carlisle Drain Brush Problem: While cleaning the drain, nasty drain junk splashes on you
Drain-Net Brush Solutions: Splash guard covers drain while cleaning so you stay clean!

Carlisle Drain Brush Problem: You have to buy different brush head for each drain size.
Drain-Net Brush Solutions: One size fits 2″, 3″, and 4″ drain sizes.

Purchase the Drain-Net Drain Brush today!

13
Apr

Ultra-Grate Guard®: Protection for Storm Drains and Catch Basins

Did you know that Drain-Net offers waste water management solutions?  Drain-Net’s Ultra-Grate Guard® helps you comply with stormwater pollution prevention plans and Stormwater Best Management practices by protecting your storm drains and catch basins.  It’s the sure way to capture sediment, silt, debris and other runoff before they enter our storm drains and sewers.  The Oil and Sediment (O/S) Model comes equipped with an oil absorbent pillow.  The Sediment Only (SED) Model is ideal for construction managers and building owners who want to protect their stormwater drains during construction.  View this product and more at our online store:  www.Drain-Net.com

  • For use with flat grate catch basins
  • Allows run-off to flow through while blocking sediment and/or capturing oil
  • Standard and custom sizes available
  • Helps comply with NPDES, 40 CFR 122.26 (1999) when used as Best Management Practice in Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans

Ultra-Grate Guard helps you comply with Stormwater pollution prevention plans

27
Feb

Hard to reach floor sinks – NO PROBLEM!

Every floor sink needs to have a strainer basket to keep food, trash, and debris out of their floor sink drains.  However, sometimes these floor sinks are hard to reach, making it difficult to empty and maintain.  Drain-Net has solved this problem with the Extedo-Net.  Drain-Net can add an extending handle to any floor sink basket for easy installation and removal.  Choose the length you need (standard sizes includ 1,2,3, and 4 feet long).  Get yours today!

10
Jan

Drain-Net is now on Twitter!

Drain-Net is now on Twitter.  Follow us at: http://twitter.com/#!/DrainNetOnline

Our Twitter page is a great forum for you to give us product feedback, ask questions, and get product updates and special web deals.

17
Oct

Pre-Strainers: The Key to a working Grease Trap!

Did you know that as solid waste collects in your grease trap the capacity is diminished, decreasing its ability to separate and capture grease, even to the point of complete ineffectiveness?  The best product to keep your grease trap operating correctly is a Grease Trap Pre-Strainer.

One of the primary causes of drain clogging and backflow in restaurants is the waste and debris that comes from food preparation and ware-washing sinks. These grease trap pre-strainers intercept 98% of solid particles from wastewater before they reach your drains, grease trap, and facility piping.  Features of the Grease Trap Pre-Strainer include:

  • Removable tray allows user to empty solids into a trash receptacle in seconds
  • One unit can handle multiple sinks (up to 18 gallons per minute)
  • Adjustable height for easy installation
  • 2” connection from either side
  • Durable stainless steel construction

Click here to view Drain-Net’s full product line of Grease Trap Pre-Strainers.

27
May

Welcome to the official Drain-Net blog!

Most people recognize the value of maintaining our cars, buildings, equipment, and even our own bodies.  One reason we do this is because it saves us money in the long run.  No one thinks twice about changing your oil every few months because we know that if we don’t, the engine will eventually breakdown and fail.

Sadly, too many people take this approach with their drains.  They let trash, debris, and grease continue to go down them until the pipes clog and fail. The only option left is to call a plumber to do an emergency fix.  Some postpone the inevitable drain clog with dangerous chemicals, but this only puts a band-aid on the problem and can be costly as well.

Your plumber can fix your drain clog, but can they prevent it from ever happening again?  Drain-Net takes a completely different approach than your plumber.   Over the years we have worked with business owners and homeowners to develop the very best in preventative plumbing products.

If you are tired of repeatedly calling the plumber and paying for costly cleanings and repairs, try giving us a call or visit www.drain-net.com to learn how you can permanently eliminate your drain problems.  In addition to preventing drain clogs, our products can help cure other drain issues such as foul odors, sewer flies, health code violations, and wet slippery floors.  If you’re not using a Drain-Net, you might as well be throwing money down the drain.

With that said, we would like to welcome you to the official Drain-Net blog!  Your friends at Drain-Net will be working to make this the number one internet resource and community for preventative plumbing solutions.  And finally, we encourage our readers to make posts about their experiences with drain related issues.  Don’t be afraid to post questions so that we or one of our readers can help you out.  Thanks for visiting and we will see you again!

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