Our commercial drainage specialists share their tips to help ensure your restaurant kitchen runs smoothly in this simple guide

Commercial drainage problems are frustrating and can cost your business valuable time and money when things go wrong. Don’t fear, here’s our guide for some simple preventative measures you can implement to ensure your drains flow free.

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Fats, Oils and Grease (FOGs) are among the biggest offenders of causing commercial drainage problems because they solidify when they cool, sticking to the inside of your drains and trapping other waste, creating your very own ‘fatberg’. Using a grease management system, such as Filta’s FOG management system which can be tailored to the specific needs of your business, is a great way of dealing with this issue and also ensures you abide by the correct waste legislation.  

Another common cause of complications with commercial drainage is left-over food. Ensure staff clear ALL uneaten food into an appropriate bin before tableware is washed and consider installing a commercial grease trap to help prevent any food solids or oil going down the drain. 

Unsurprisingly, toilets are a common area where drainage problems arise. Try providing clearly labelled bins for common items used in bathrooms such as baby wipes and sanitary products. Polite notices that encourage your customers to use them should also be displayed. Don’t forget to carry out regular toilet inspections which not only help prevent blockages but ensure your customers have a pleasant experience. 

Of course, one of the best things you can do to prevent problems with your pipes is to regularly train your staff about what can and can’t go down a drain. It may sound like obvious stuff, but even the smallest of mistakes can build up over time.  


If you are experiencing a commercial drainage problem, we can help! Filta offers a wide range of bespoke drainage services to keep your business flowing freely.