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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

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

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.

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.