AT PEACE WITH THE GREASE: Avoiding Backups Before They Start

There’s no secret to lessening grease trap problems. While backups might be impossible to avoid completely, being mindful of how you and the kitchen staff deal with grease before it enters your plumbing system can make a big difference in the frequency and the seriousness of maintenance calls. The care and cleaning of grease traps […]

Prevent Introduction of FOG through Regular Maintenance

To prevent the introduction of fats, oils and grease (FOG) into the local sewer and water systems, it’s imperative that you follow recommended maintenance practices for your grease traps and interceptors. The grease traps and interceptor systems must be inspected to insure proper functionality during each pump out occurrence. For an interceptor, (750 gallons or […]

Don’t be Cheap about your Grease Traps!

Facility managers have many priorities that require their daily attention, and grease management can be easily overlooked.   Restaurant and food service managers naturally focus on improving their customer experiences, controlling costs, and working hard to ensure that their facility continues to operate efficiently without any unnecessary interruptions of service. With such overwhelming responsibilities, grease trap […]

Cleaning the Exhaust Hood Now stops Problems Later

Greasy buildup inside hoods and ductwork can become a safety hazard of its own. Protecting against this hazard requires regular and thorough cleaning of the exhaust hood, exhaust hood filters, and ductwork. Grease buildup inside the hood duct system is among the leading causes of restaurant fires, and proper maintenance and cleaning can drastically reduce this risk. […]

Stop Contributing to your Community FOG

Fats, oils and grease (FOG) continue to plague sewer systems across the country by reducing sewer line capacity, clogging sewer lines and gumming up wastewater treatment plant works. Part of the reason is that the fats, oils and grease that make up FOG are distinct, entering the sewer system from different sources and possessing unique chemical […]

Grease Trap Pumping

Running a commercial kitchen comes with several concerns. A restaurant owner is obligated to follow many regulations to ensure the safety of employees, guests, and the public. You are required to have a grease trap that prevents fats, oil, and grease from entering the local water system. Having a grease trap is one thing—maintaining it […]

The Importance of F-O-G Certification

Fats, Oils, and Grease.  F-O-G.  Managing this waste, which is generated by food preparation, is a challenge for any food service establishment, whether it be a restaurant, caterer, hotel, school, hospital, prison, correctional facility or care institution – basically, any place that serves food. When the kitchen, dishes, and equipment are cleaned, the F.O.G is […]

Unexpected Repairs – Be Prepared

No business owner or manager wants to think about unexpected repairs that are needed for their facilities, and it’s nice to have a resource that provides affordable and reliable, reputable repair services. SLM wants to save you time on conducting research for different repair services with SLM’s Handyman services. Regardless of the type of job […]

Your Grease Trap Needs Regular Maintenance – or It Will Cost You!

We’re not supposed to eat fatty foods, they tell us. Fatty foods clog our arteries. But fat in food gives our food flavor – and flavor makes it hard to push the plate away. Of course, foods contain fat – and in restaurants, that fat becomes grease, and grease becomes – another kind of problem, […]

The Hidden Value in Cooking Oil Recycling

Used cooking oils from the restaurant or food industry are categorized as waste, and can be a serious problem, particularly for plumbing, as it does not disappear. Even though you may have flushed it with hot water or soap, it will become a gel and change into solid residue in the form of thick layers […]

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