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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.

19
Dec

RFMA 2012 is for all Restaurant Facility Professionals

There’s no point in denying it, times are tough and budgets are tight.  You may be thinking that you don’t have money in the budget to attend a Restaurant Facility Conference.  However, if  you attend RFMA 2012, presented by the Restaurant Facility Management Association March 4-6, 2012, you will reap valuable benefits throughout the year from the tools you take away and put into practice.  Drain-Net is proud to be one of many great companies that have innovative ideas to help your restaurant reduce maintenance costs and operate more efficiently.

It is the ONLY event of its kind that is developed exclusively for restaurant facility management professionals. The conference will enable you to attend a number of education sessions that are directly applicable to your work and will allow you to network with a variety of restaurant facility management colleagues from around the country.  ALL of the presentations are tailored to the restaurant facility management industry and give information on how to improve your technical knowledge needed to maintain and repair restaurants and commercial kitchens, how to find cost-saving alternatives to our current practices.

Here are some more details:

The RFMA 2012 Annual Conference is open to Restaurant Facility Professionals who can attend as association members or non-members.

Dates: March 4-6, 2012

Location: The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV

Where to register: http://www.rfmaannualconference.com/registration.cfm

Drain-Net’s Booth: 309

Drain-Net is proud to sponsor the Opening Party!

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.

12
Aug

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Just about every week we will include a special deal for all our fans.

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23
May

Custom Grease Trap Solutions

Do you need to a grease trap replacement?

Drain-Net offers state-of-the-art plastic grease traps, metal grease traps, and the Big Dipper automatic grease trap for restaurants and commercial kitchens.  However, did you know that Drain-Net can engineer a custom grease trap to meet your exact needs?  Our custom fabrication shop and experienced personnel can make finding a custom grease trap solution easy and affordable.  Next time you need to replace a grease trap, visit drain-net.com or call us to learn more.

All foodservice establishments need to have a grease trap or grease interceptor to keep fats, oils and grease (F.O.G.) from entering your sewer line and the public sewer line.  Grease traps can be located inside or outside of your kitchen.  They hold wastewater so that the grease can solidify and separate so that the grease can be disposed properly.

22
Apr

Krispy Kreme sued for $20 million for greasy waste

In some cities, grease is out of control.  Did you know it is estimated that 544,000 gallons of grease fill Seattle, WA’s drains each month according to a 2010 report? That is enough to fill seven large swimming pools!  This grease is causing major plumbing and sewer  issues costing the city a lot of money.  Local officials are fighting back though.

Did you know, as a restaurant or commercial kitchen, you can be held responsible for the grease that your exits your facility?  In 2009, Fairfax County, Va., officials sued Krispy Kreme for $20 million, alleging that years of greasy waste from a donut plant had fouled up the sewer system.  “The ‘excess fats, oils and grease’ have built up in the system, destroying iron pipes, mechanical pumps and other equipment and caused leaks, according to court filings.”  You can read more of the article here.

Don’t let this happen to you!  Drain-Net can equip your restaurant or commercial kitchen with the equipment you need to make you compliant with local ordinances and keep your sewer water grease-free.  Drain-Net offers Grease Traps, Grease Monitors, Basket strainers, and much more.

31
Jan

Just how safe and effective is that liquid drain cleaner?

Check out the great article (link here:  Just how safe and effective is that liquid drain cleaner?) on the dangers of drain cleaning liquids.  As they note, “They can burn through mild grease and hair clogs in a drain, but can do the same to your skin and eyes.”

The Drain-Net product line is the green alternative to chemical pipe cleaners. For anything more than a superficial drain clog you will likely have to use an acidic chemical or an enzyme chemical.  Acidic chemicals typically contain sulfuric or hydrochloric acid which can actually damage the very drains you are trying to protect, not to mention the damage chemicals like these do to the environment.  While Enzyme chemicals and Alkaline chemicals are a little more environmentally friendly, they do not provide the results needed when a major drainage issue occurs.  Don’t forget that all these chemicals end up in our lakes, rivers, and drinking water.  We are all much better off using a chemical-free solution whenever possible!

Go to www.drain-net.com to view preventative plumbing products for restaurants, commercial kitchens, and homes.


Drain Cleaning Chemicals

Drain Cleaning Chemicals

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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