How GreaseBeta can keep you compliant with legislation and your drain lines blockage free
FOG disposed of down sinks or directly from ovens and dishwashers may flow away easily and appear harmless but as it cools, it congeals and hardens within the drainage system, resulting in internal and external blockages.
Detergents break up fats temporarily, but the solution reverts to solid fat in the drains. Once this happens, the fat sticks to the inner surface of the drainage pipes and restricts water flow, causing the pipe to block. The result is overflowing sewers, odour problems and a greater risk of vermin.
Blockages build up over time and can occur further down the drainage run, affecting neighbouring premises. Apart from the inconvenience, financial cost, fines and hygiene risks associated with drain and sewer blockages, they can damage the reputation of a food business.
Implications for business
- Prosecution/recharges from the water industry
- Increased costs of dealing with blocked drains and floods
- Damage in reputation and premises closure whilst blockages are dealt with
- Damage caused to the environment through flooding into streets, homes and businesses and contamination of waterways
There are approximately
UK sewer blockage
call-outs each year
pipe blockages occur in commercial premises each year
In some areas of the UK
of pipe blockages
are caused by FOG