Is your restaurant suffering from poor drainage? Don’t leave it until it gets worse or you could face serious repercussions, from smelly, slow running drains to broken pipes that require costly repairs. Read on to discover what to do when you notice problems with your drains to help keep your business running smoothly. 

Prevent problems from forming 

Preventing problems with your commercial kitchen drains is, of course, much more preferable than fixing blocked or damaged pipes which can be both costly and time consuming. Preventative measures are actually quite simple and can save you a lot of hassle in the future. Our experts at Filta Environmental, a market leader in the commercial drainage industry, recommend installing an effective grease management system that has been tailored to the exact needs of your kitchen, and ensuring staff know how to dispose of fats, oils and grease (FOGs) responsibly with regular training. 

When you do begin to notice slow or smelly drains, don’t ignore the problem. If it is a simple blockage, you may be able to clear it simply by pouring boiling water down the pipes to melt away any FOGs. Indeed, it’s a good idea to do this on a regular basis to help prevent substantial blockages. As part of your regular maintenance plan, you’ll need to arrange with a professional company a maintenance and servicing plan of your grease management system to keep it working effectively.

Call in Professional Drainage Services

Sometimes damage and blockages to your commercial drainage system is unavoidable. When this happens, call in the experts at Filta, who have been supplying unparalleled commercial kitchen services to restaurants and food establishments for over 20 years.  We offer a range of commercial drainage services to quickly get to the bottom of the problem, including CCTV investigations, system mapping, drain repair and re-lining and complete drainage reports. Once the issue has been identified, our expert team will recommend and carry out the best option to get it fixed quickly and cost effectively.  


If you are concerned about the drains in your commercial kitchen, call our experienced and friendly team today on 01788 550100 and we’ll be happy to help.