Businesses serving food will undoubtedly be using fat and oil in the preparation of it.
Margarine, butter and cooking oil often end up mixed in with the water going down the sink. If not dealt with correctly this can unsurprisingly cause major issues.
Fats accumulate inside the pipework hardening and solidifying as they cool, causing blockages and restricting wastewater flow.
Water can back up through sinks and toilets damaging property, or escaping into streets and rivers causing environmental problems. An unhygienic and costly consequence.
Under Section 111 of the Water Industry Act 1991 businesses are required to ensure that waste entering their drains does not cause blockages or damage to the sewer network.
If this law is not adhered to and water companies incur costs because of it, action can be taken to prosecute This could end in substantial fines or even imprisonment.
Building Regulations compel establishments serving food to have a grease trap/interceptor, or other means of grease removal installed to kitchen drains, preventing a build-up of fats, oil and grease in the sewer system.
Grease traps separate the fat, oil and grease from the the water going down the sink.
Fitted within the drain they allow wastewater to flow but capture the fat, oil and grease.
The trap is then emptied, serviced and maintained regularly for maximum effectiveness.
We can help your company to comply
K&M offer a complete fat, oil and grease management service. We will recommend the most appropriate size and type for your needs, as well as maintaining and emptying the trapped grease as required.
So, to keep fat, oil and grease from causing damage to the sewer system, and potentially your building, business and neighbourhood, contact us.