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1st February 2018


What is a grease trap?

Grease traps have been around for more than 100 years and are also known as grease interceptors, converters, catchers, grease recovery / management devices or FOG traps. They are used in a wide range of environments here are some of them listed below:

  • Restaurants
  • Cafe’s
  • Takeaways
  • Pubs, bars and inns
  • Hotels
  • Schools and colleges
  • Bakeries

Each kitchen will unavoidably produce fat, grease and oil (FOG) as a by-product of cooking, none of which is suited to be poured down the drains. It is also likely that in a busy kitchen no matter how cautious the staff are, small pieces of food will also end up being rinsed down.

How we can help?

At Metro Rod Brighton & Gatwick we can install a brand new grease trap if you’ve never had one, or we can replace an old grease trap that no longer seems to be working for you. These can be installed internal or external.

Once installed we can work with you to set up a maintenance schedule to empty the grease trap as often as you need and within times that suits your business. This will depend on how busy the kitchen is and what size grease trap you use as to how frequently they need to be emptied; we’ve emptied some grease traps every month, whereas others can be every 3 months or even every 6 months. We can come in an empty the trap early in the day before the kitchen gets busy, or we can come and empty it after the kitchen is closed. Whatever the needs of your business we will work with you.

Another benefit to using Metro Rod is that you will not be locked into this schedule in any way; maybe you start with a maintenance schedule monthly, but we find that in fact the trap could handle 3-monthly emptying. We would feed that insight back to you and you are free to amend the schedule as needed.

Currently, we undertake monthly Pre-Planned Maintenance to clear our kitchen grease traps and undertake a full High pressure water jetting descale of kitchen lines in order to remove all fat. Also, we undertaken tanker work to clear ground keepers yard drainage. This ensures that these lines are fully functioning and maintained. Also, we quickly resolve all their emergency blockages.


Contact us today

For more information, whether you wish to set up a schedule or whether you just want to learn more about how we can help you please call us on 01293 510520. We will be happy to set up a visit with your business to assess your needs and see how we can help you.

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We are always happy to arrange a free site assessment and no obligation quotations for any work you might need. Alternatively, you can call our emergency hotline number on 0800 66 88 00

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