In this article, we’ll be looking at how to remove Fats, Oils and Grease from commercial kitchen drains (and keep them clear for longer). But first, let’s look at the nation-wide fatberg issue.

Fatbergs have hit the news in recent years with some startling images highlighting a national problem in our sewer systems.

Just recently, a fatberg the size of 2 blue whales was found in the sewer pipes underneath Southend-on-Sea!

And at the time of writing, in the last 24 hours a ‘monster’ fatberg has finally been removed from a Plymouth sewer, having been discovered in December 2020.

The fatberg found inside Plymouth sewer. Photo: BBC News / South West Water

For pubs, restaurants and all other businesses with commercial kitchens there are strict regulations in place for the disposal of fats, oils and grease (FOG) to prevent them from reaching our water systems and contributing to the fatberg problem.

Grease traps are designed to stop FOG from going down the drain in line with these regulations, but maintenance of grease traps to keep them operating efficiently and with reduced odours is essential. As the hospitality industry begins to reopen, we have the perfect solution.

GD Ultra offers a compact and effective system for maintaining drainage systems and grease traps. A simple to use dispenser system distributes a daily dose of powerful beneficial bacteria that work to break down fats, oils and grease.

How to remove Fats, Oils and Grease from commercial kitchen drains

So, how does it work?

Deposits of FOG can block grease traps and line waste pipes, leading to unpleasant odours and unhygienic conditions which inevitably will require chemical or mechanical treatment.

The probiotics in GD Ultra have been specially selected for their ability to break down these fatty deposits. The beneficial bacteria form a biofilm that thrives in the system, automatically topped up by a daily dose to maintain an efficient grease trap.

Below is a schematic diagram showing the multiple areas that GD Ultra tackles inside the drains of a commercial kitchen.

How to remove Fats, Oils and Grease from commercial kitchen drains with GD Ultra

What are the benefits?

A key benefit of the GD Ultra system is simplicity. The dispenser can be easily plumbed in to the pipe to feed the probiotics in to the system. One single 310ml GD Ultra cartridge will last for 3 months – so once it’s in, it can be left to do its job without the need for manual dosing.

The compact system is ideal for smaller kitchens where space for a large dosing system is limited.

We utilise application-specific beneficial bacteria, this means we have chosen the probiotics that can release the right enzymes to target and breakdown FOG.

GD Ultra in action

Below are before and after pictures, showing a grease trap at the start and then after 3 months of GD Ultra treatment.

Before and after using GD Ultra for restaurant blocked drains

The volume of fats, oils and grease in the grease traps was significantly reduced, with the traps containing predominantly food scraps after treatment. Malodours spreading from the grease trap were also significantly reduced.

Keep your commercial kitchen drains running smoothly

As pubs, restaurants and cafes open again at long last, it’s vital you don’t let build ups of unpleasant FOG ruin your reputation.

Get in touch with our specialists to order. Alternatively, GD Ultra can be purchased direct from our online Evogen Professional store.
Our GD Ultra Starter Kit – £99.99 (excl. VAT)

• 4 x 310ml GD Ultra cartridges
• 1 x compact wall-mountable GD Ultra dispensing unit

• Commercial drain unblocker to remove Fats, Oils and Grease from commercial kitchen drains
• Designed for professional kitchens, restaurants, hotels, pubs and cafes
• Wholesale oil and grease remover to keep drains flowing freely

• Ultra-concentrated liquid containing a blend of specially selected non-toxic, probiotic natural microbes which are designed to ensure that drains are maintained free running and without odours
• Refills available

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