PUTTING A SHATTERED BUSINESS BACK TOGETHER

Let’s face it, no matter what kind of business you have, sooner or later someone will drive right off the street and right into your shop…through the big display window. Speaking of smashing things, if you’re a retailer featuring a Black Friday stampede—um, sale, you’ll have some massive cleanup to do on Saturday. It’s situations […]

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 […]

Controlling Dumpster Odors

Odor control isn’t limited to indoor spaces like offices, rest rooms and kitchens.  Facility managers also need to concentrate some of their efforts outside the building in and around dumpsters. You know dumpsters.  That terrible name, that unsightly but necessary container, the smell that your customers and visitors — well, they can just see it […]

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 […]

Why Should You Think about Sustainability?

You often read or hear stories about “sustainability.”  You may ask, what does it mean? The best answer we’ve found is it refers to those things that we do and plan in everyday activities that support the present and future cultural, economic, environmental and social fabric of our lives, country, region and the world. As […]

FROM FIRE-COOKED TO FIRETRAP IN ONE EASY LESSON

Not many jobs are as daunting as cleaning and degreasing a commercial kitchen’s exhaust system. It can be a massive undertaking that involves hood cleaning, filter replacement and maintaining dozens of other components. Where to start? The obvious place to start is where the fires begin—under the hoods, in the filters just above the flames. […]

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 […]

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