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18
Oct

FOG buildup turns Baltimore’s sewers into ‘Fatberg’

Cities

 

are constantly battling the FOG (fats,

oils, grease) buildup in their sewers.  Baltimore recently found a huge buildup that they now are calling “fatberg”.  The FOG was blocking up to 85% of the pipe in some areas.  According to DPW officials, the fatberg removal will cost about $60,000.   There are reports of a similar buildup in London’s sewer system that is taking weeks to breakdown.  You can read the full story here: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-fatberg-20170925-story.html

 

Cities are cracking down on restaurants and foodservice facilities to take control of their wastewater.  Drain-Net helps facility prevent FOG buildup with a wide range of products.  We offer all types of strainers, grease traps, and all-natural drain defender products that help breakdown FOG.  Please visit our website or contact us today for help.

 

 

8
Feb

Top 10 Benefits for Preventative Plumbing at Your Restaurant

We realize that the idea of preventative plumbing is not always common place in the foodservice industry.  Many people have grown use to “reacting” to plumbing problems when they occur and just count it as a cost of doing business.  We are on a mission to change this approach.  Sometimes restaurant managers tell us “I see the benefit of your products, but I’m not sure the restaurant owner will want me to spend the money on an unfamiliar product.”  To help convince those doubters, we are providing you with a list of the Top Ten Benefits for Preventative Plumbing:

1. Fewer plumbing expenses because preventing drain clogs also mean less calls to a plumber for emergency repairs and drain line jetting.

2.  Prevent wet floors which are a common cause for slip and fall accidents. Restaurant owners decrease their liability and increase employee safety.

3.  Reduced risk of expensive repairs to piping and sewer lines which can result when bags, rags, large seeds, and other solid waste clog grease traps and pipes.

4.  Increase efficiency of grease trap do to reduced debris.

5. Lower risk to city fines for violating wastewater discharge compliance standards

6.  Reduce or eliminate drain flies which are attracted to the “gross stuff” that builds up in drains when not maintained.

7.  Increased employee productivity when they don’t have to handle flooded floors and emergency drain backups.

8.  Decreased frequency of grease trap servicing/pumping due to reduced solid waste in grease trap.

9.  Eliminate the need for chemical pipe cleaners which can be very harmful to the environment and dangerous for employees to handle.

10.  Reduce or eliminate repulsive odors that can occur when debris builds up inside of drain lines.

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.