Grease Trap maintenance: 5 Best kitchen practices to improve your Grease Guardians performance [quick and effective tips]

The key to a successful operating Grease Guardian is effective kitchen practices and maintenance. Having the correct size of grease trap is also very important, the size of the grease trap required is determined by how many sinks run into the unit, the flow rate of waste and number of meals served per day.

Grease Guardians are a convenient and effective piece of kitchen equipment, proper daily maintenance will ensure maximum efficiency of your unit, helping to keep potential pipe failures and blockages to a minimum.

5 Best kitchen practices to improve your grease management system

  1. Fit sink strainers: The addition of good quality sink strainers can dramatically reduce the amount of food waste entering the drains.

2. Scrape food waste off plates: Scrape all food waste off plates into a solids waste bin rather than allow them to be rinsed down the drain.

3. Do not misuse floor drains: Do not use floor gullies and drains for disposal of liquid waste or other food waste.

4. Recycle cooking oil: Pour any used cooking oil into liquid waste drums for collection by recycling companies.

5. Avoid using enzymes: Do not rely on enzymes to remove grease from clogged pipes. Enzymes only move up and down the line.

The do’s and the don’ts

The correct kitchen practices for optimum maintenance of your grease trap
Incorrect kitchen practices which can create problems

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3 steps to maintain your Grease Guardian– When carrying out maintenance on your unit ensure that water is not flowing from sink.

1) Turn hatch door to reveal the Grease Guardian solids strainer. Rotate your Grease Guardian dry solids strainer. Once excess water has drained, remove the solids strainer and empty into a trash bin. Return emptied solids strainer and hatch door.

2) Remove and empty the Grease Guardian FOG collection bin into your grease recycling bin. Once emptied simply slide back into place

3) Remove the Grease Guardian wiper blade and wipe clean with a paper towel. Properly put back in place.

Help with correct sizing

Sizing your interceptor correctly is vital in both meeting your requirements for your local grease ordinance and the long-term success of your interceptor. Purchasing and installing the correct size will insure your interceptor can handle the waste water flow and grease coming from your kitchen.

Although there are some variations to specific ordinances across the country, there are some basics truths across them all. The multi compartment sink and Pre-Rinse station will need to be included. By using the length x width x Depth measurements, you can calculate the maximum flow coming from your multi compartment sink. This flow rate will directly correspond the necessary size of your grease interceptor.

Our team has worked on countless building and kitchen designs around the world. From your smallest applications to largest grease management projects, we have the experience to assist in any of your kitchen designs.

For help with sizing check our online guide Grease Guardian sizing guide

Know your options

Excess fats, oils, and grease discharged into the sewer system will eventually lead to expensive pipe blockages, waste over flow and failures at your waste water facilities. City officials, plumbing engineers, and end users all have a responsibility to provide the best possible grease management solution. Understanding everyone’s individual role is key in creating a comprehensive and effective program.

When choosing your FOG treatment program, it is important to understand your grease interceptor options…. The equipment being used by your food establishments is one of the first lines of defense to keeping grease out of your public sewer system. Here are a few advantages and disadvantages to interceptors that are most common.

Traditional Outside Interceptors Vs Grease Guardian Automatic Grease Removal System

For more information on grease trap Maintenace and choosing the correct grease guardian follow the link
– Reduce Waste with FOG Grease Traps and Interceptors (

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