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 […]

Maintaining New-Generation Plumbing

There’s a new generation of water-efficient plumbing fixtures — including flush valves, urinals, and faucets — being installed in commercial and institutional facilities at an ever-increasing rate. These fixtures curtail water use by plumbing systems, reduce utility costs and improve the organization’s overall sustainability. Maintenance and engineering managers who are making product selections need to […]

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 […]

Why You Need a Handyman

At any large facility or group of facilities, ongoing maintenance can quickly become overwhelming.  Without regular maintenance, your facility can quickly fall into a state of disrepair. Likewise, when you have ongoing maintenance issues from light electrical, to plumbing, to patching and painting, or even installing fixtures, your day can quickly become filled with appointments, […]

Susan Daywitt, Founder & CEO of SLM Facility Solutions Nationwide, Wins Award from Restaurant Facilities Management Association

Green Lane, Pennsylvania – March 30, 2017 – Last week at the 2017 Restaurant Facilities Management Association Convention in Orlando, Susan Daywitt, President and Chief Executive Officer of SLM Facility Solutions Nationwide received the RFMy Marvelous Mentor Award for helping to develop a new industry professional. Daywitt received the award during the organization’s Fifth Annual […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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