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Food Oil and Grease (FOG) best management practices

A lesson on the best management practices for grease traps and interceptors


Grease traps and interceptors are essential for owners of restaurants and eateries all around the world. These simple yet effective devices exist to protect sewer systems by preventing the contamination of harmful food oil and grease (FOGs). Grease traps are essential for FOG management – to understand why, we need to understand what FOGs are.


How to properly clean a grease trap

A guide on keeping your grease trap clean and the environment safe


When it comes to environmental preservation, there are many ways to contribute towards a cleaner eco system. Grease traps are devices that can do just that; they are designed to intercept most of the greases, oils and harmful solids before they enter wastewater systems. Grease traps keep all these harmful substances out of your plumbing system to prevent blockage and the contamination of the sewer system.

There are several types of grease traps available, all of which need to be cleaned regularly to allow consistent and optimal performance. For restaurant and eatery owners especially, keeping grease traps clean is crucial to prevent blockage, odours and unnecessary costs.

This blog will provide you with all the information you need if you opt to clean your grease trap by yourself.


Types of industries that use oil separators, grease traps and floor drains

Oil separators, grease traps and floor drains are all important systems that are used in various industries. They are used to promote the hygiene and safety of the areas in which they are placed. Here are a few of the industries in which oil separators, grease traps and floor drains are used:


The bioremediation process explained

With the world facing somewhat of a crisis with climate change, the need for environmental protection has never been this high. There are many ways to conserve and clean the environment, remediation is one of them. The bioremediation process is a method used in remediation that is favoured because of its sustainability and cost-effectiveness.


Grease traps vs. oil separators and their uses

Grease and oil that enter the sewers can create major problems including pest infestations, blockages and a terrible stench. Grease traps and oil separators are two very different pieces of equipment used to prevent these problems from occurring. Here are the uses for grease traps and oil separators and the differences between the two:


4 Tips to maintain your Floor Drains

Everything in a commercial establishment such as a restaurant needs to be regularly cleaned and maintained to run smoothly. Adhering to proper washing, sanitizing and other food safety regulations ensures that the employees and customers are happy and healthy. One of the more overlooked tasks may be cleaning out the drains on the floor underneath sinks, soda machines and ice machines. However, keeping drains clean and clog-free is just as critical as any other health and safety practice. Here are some tips to maintain your floor drains.


Why is it important to have sewer guards in industrial areas?

It’s a common assumption among industrial businesses that SewerGuard™ products (oil separators/grease traps and flor drains) are more of a luxury rather than an actual requirement. It’s this type of mentality, however, that leaves businesses vulnerable to Environmental Health Practitioners’ fines and even prosecution in instances of severe violations.


Why you should use pollution solution for your oil separating needs

Pollution Solution are professionals in the oil separating business. We manufacture oil and water separators, grease traps and floor drains. There are many reasons to choose Pollution Solution for your oil separating needs; from standards to service. more…

5 Benefits of grease traps & floor drains

Grease traps and floor drains are valuable elements in any restaurant, car wash, fuel station or really any environment where there is water or oil runoff. The grease trap and floor drain work hand in hand to create a safer and cleaner working environment. Here are a few benefits of grease traps and floor drains:


How are grease traps cleaned and maintained?

Grease traps should always be cleaned and maintained regularly. Proper cleaning and maintenance of traps prevent back-ups and ensure that drains continue to flow freely. If a grease trap goes neglected for too long, then build-up will be much more difficult to eventually remove. Additionally, a neglected trap can attract flies, cockroaches, and rodents, ultimately warding off staff and patrons. Cleaning of overflowing and backed up traps can be an expensive, multi-day ordeal and should be avoided.


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