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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dumpster Wash That Packs a Punch

Why should a dumpster be washed when it is just going to get dirty again anyway? There is a common misconception that trash goes in a dumpster so there’s no reason to clean the trash receptacle, but dumpsters and chutes need to be washed for sanitary reasons. Trash bags will often leak liquids, food and […]

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, […]

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