Fats, Oils and Grease (FOGs) can be a big problem for restaurant kitchens but with the correct grease management system in place, you don’t need to worry. When you wash grease down the sink it may seem as though it has gone and that you don’t need to worry about it anymore. However, as FOGs congeal and solidify as they cool, what actually tends to happen is that they stick to the walls of the drain and build up over time – and this can cause big problems for your restaurant.
Signs of FOG build up
One of the most obvious signs that you have a blocked drain is the distinctively unpleasant odour coming from your drains and your sinks may be draining more slowly than usual. FOG build up also puts you more at risk of a pest infestation and can cause damage to your pipes which can be very time consuming and costly to repair, an expense most restaurants cannot afford to pay. On top of this you run the risk of prosecution from Environmental Health as you may be violating important waste legislations that govern the disposal of Fats, Oils and Grease.
Bespoke waste management systems
Big or small, high-tech or traditional, every kitchen is different and so its FOG management needs will be different too. At Filta, our experts take the time to understand the requirements of your business so we can create a dedicated FOG management system that will successfully handle your unique FOG needs.
Effective grease management involves routinely reviewing and servicing your system to ensure it is still working properly. The expert engineers at Filta are trained in the maintenance of our specialist products and as an added bonus, they will provide invaluable ‘FOG awareness training’ to kitchen staff so that they follow best practices and keep your establishment safe, clean and compliant.
For more than 20 years the Filta Group has been providing exceptional FOG management products and services to restaurant kitchens. To learn more about how we can help your business, contact us today on 01788 550100.