Grease Guardian X

Decoding Grease Interceptor Terms

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Everyone love a delicious meal! Whether it is sitting at your kitchen table or out at your favorite restaurant, Food brings people together. At Grease Guardian, we know that after each meal, the cleaning process is an important and often over looked step. That is why ordinances are put in place by city officials, laying out the proper steps commercial kitchen and households should be taking to properly dispose of their fats, oils, and grease. To be truly effective though, we must all be speaking the same language.

Understanding common industry terms:

FOG – Common industry term, short for FATS, OILS, and GREASE

Grease Interceptor – Plumbing equipment that is designed to capture and retain grease, fats, and oils. These are installed to keep grease and waste water out of the public sewer system.

Grease Removal Device (GRD) – Like the Grease Guardian X Series, this is equipment that automatically skims and removes grease from the installed grease interceptor. Local FOG ordinances discuss this equipment as the preferred inside installation.

FSE – Food Service Establishment. These are the restaurants or dining facilities that fall under the local fog ordinance.

Best Kitchen Management – Steps kitchen staff should be taking to protect against harmful discharge. Scraping plates into waste bin, wiping pots and pans with paper towels, proper grease interceptor maintenance… 

FOG or Grease Ordinance – These are regulations put in place by municipalities that dictate the rules about grease management in food service establishments. The type of grease interceptor required, maintenance, and other grease related topics should all be clearly defined.

Fatbergs – enormous solid masses of oil, grease, wet wipes, and other hygiene products that congeal together to cause major blockages. Municipalities put regulations in place to avoid these damaging and expensive blockages.

Grease Interceptor Maintenance – All grease interceptors require a level of maintenance from the FSE. Whether it is emptying the solids strainer, pump out frequencies, or proper grease disposal, its important to maintain your interceptor for it to be effective. It is important to design a grease management program around your local FOG ordinance. 

As a manufacturer that has been in the business for decades, we can help you in understanding your obligations as a FSE. Let us help you get in compliance!

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