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Posts tagged ‘Restaurant Facility Management’

30
Jul

Health Department Inspections

Health Departments are now deducting major points for drain backups and fruit flies.   Many health inspection reports are now being published online (such as the one below) and even on review sites such as Yelp and Trip Advisor.  It is too costly to ignore these problems.

Drain-Net has developed the most extensive product portfolio to help your restaurant tackle these problems head on.  Take a look at our website and give us a call at (908) 236-0277  if you need help finding the right solutions.

We also offered a new line of compounds that fight fruit flies in all their various locations.  Check out our Drain DEFENDER line of products here.

New York City Health Department Violations

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

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

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.

20
Jan

Free Drain Evaluation for Restaurants in NY, NJ, and PA

Is your restaurant, commercial kitchen, or facility experiencing drain and plumbing related issues?  Are you interested in preventative plumbing solutions, but aren’t sure what you need or what will work for you?  We want to help!

Drain-Net is now offering FREE Drain Evaluations for your facility.  We will visit your facility and identify problem areas for drains and provide you with preventative plumbing solutions and a quote so you can calculate your ROI.  There is no hassle, cost, or obligation.

Currently the Free Drain Evaluations are being offered in the New Jersey, New York, and Eastern Pennsylvania region.

How do I get a free Drain-Evaluation?

Call 908-236-0277 or visit www.drain-evaluation.com

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!