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Grease Trap & FOG Management

Fat, oil and grease management systems, including grease traps, are designed to protect your drainage systems from becoming blocked with solidified FOG substances. Keep yours clean to avoid disruption in your kitchen.

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Experts in Grease Trap Management & FOG Removal

At Metro Rod, we can support you in meeting any legal and environmental requirements. We provide reliable, well-rounded services, including fats, oils, and grease (FOG) removal and grease trap maintenance. Our experienced and knowledgeable teams are here to help.

Grease Trap Management and FOG Removal

Grease traps require special attention when it comes to cleaning. Over time, grease traps can become clogged and saturated with different types of substances including greases, fats, and oils. Amongst other hygiene concerns, these pose a fire risk to your kitchen. It is essential to keep grease traps clean and remove unwanted by-products before they become a serious problem.

Grease Trap Services

At Metro Rod, we offer a full spectrum of FOG management services 24/7/365; from a one-off FOG management system installation to regular grease trap upkeep, we’ve got you covered to ensure smooth operations all year round.

Our grease trap management services include:

  • Pre-cleaning before grease trap installation
  • Installing and replacing grease traps and FOG management systems
  • The emptying and safe disposal of fats, oil, and grease from grease traps
  • Conducting regular grease trap maintenance
  • Repairing and maintaining grease traps

No matter what grease trap services you need, we are here to lend a hand. We can help you ensure that your grease trap can maintain peak efficiency. Whether you have a conventional grease trap, a grease recovery unit, an underground grease trap, or a biological dosing system, our team of engineers are able to help you with your FOG management needs and help keep your system in working order.

Grease Trap Repair

When a grease trap gets damaged, there is no doubt that it needs to be fixed. Damaged grease traps are not only ineffective at collecting grease, fats, and oils, potentially causing larger issues with your pipes later on down the line, but they can also pose a dangerous risk to the environment. That risk can be resolved with a good repair service, like that provided by Metro Rod, designed to get your grease trap repaired as efficiently as possible.

We offer fast and effective repair services to ensure your home or commercial kitchen isn’t disrupted. Our goal is to help repair your grease trap whilst causing as little disruption to your day or operations as possible.

Grease Trap Installation

Ensuring a grease trap is installed correctly guarantees the effective collection of waste products.

At Metro Rod, our engineers can provide you with reliable grease trap replacement and installation services to ensure your grease trap serves your needs correctly. Having a well-installed grease trap allows you to run your kitchen with the peace of mind that fats, oils, and grease are being removed safely and efficiently. No matter what grease trap you want to install, our engineers can install an efficient FOG management system and set up an effective grease trap maintenance plan. Our goal is to ensure that your grease trap runs as fluidly as possible.

Recommended Fats, Oils and Grease Management Products:

The FiltaCyclone

FiltaCyclone Grease Recovery UnitThe FiltaCyclone is an industry-leading grease recovery unit that goes one step further than your average grease trap to allow commercial kitchens to recover oil, reduce energy costs and deliver high-quality FOG retention.

Benefits of the FiltaCyclone include:

  • Oil recovery – approximately 2,000 litres of quality oil recovered every year
  • Sealed tight to ensure there are no odours
  • Low power costs – running at 30 watts per hour, compared to the 1.5 kWs of comparison units.

Want to know more about the FiltaCyclone? Send an enquiry or visit www.filta.co.uk

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Grease Trap Management and Maintenance

In order to keep your grease trap in its optimal condition, and prevent the build-up of FOGs, we recommend a bespoke routine grease trap management plan for all hot food establishments and food manufacturers. Grease trap cleaning is essential to their upkeep. If a grease trap becomes damaged or clogged, it can be expensive to fix and disruptive to your day-to-day operations. Conducting a regular schedule of grease trap maintenance safeguards your grease trap from future problems, allowing you to run your kitchen without inconvenient delays. This will help save you both time and money.

Our engineers work with you to design a custom grease trap maintenance schedule that suits your business. Whether it’s a 3 month, 6 month or annual plan, a regular grease trap maintenance call-out and grease trap service can ensure your kitchen is free from disruption and complies with the required legal and environmental standards for disposing of FOG.

Regular grease trap maintenance can also save you money in the long run, cutting back on the cost of emergency call-outs and repairs. As well as saving you lost income from having to close or reduce capacity in the kitchen.

Why Choose Metro Rod?

Metro Rod is trusted by big brand names in the food and hospitality industry when it comes to grease trap maintenance and fixing drainage issues. We are known for our grease trap services, thanks to our years of experience and proven ability to work professionally and efficiently.

Feel free to get in touch with your local Metro Rod team today for a quote and more details on a grease trap management plan for your kitchen. Alternatively, you can call us on 0800 66 88 00.

Grease Trap Management FAQs

How regularly should I get my grease trap maintained?

How regularly a grease trap should be maintained depends on several factors including the size of the grease trap. To keep your grease trap in the best possible condition, we recommend that it goes through routine maintenance every two or three months. Cleaning the grease trap and servicing it regularly will ensure that it both adheres to legal requirements and is safeguarded against the build-up of fatty deposits moving forward.

How do you know when a grease trap needs to be cleaned?

There are several core signs that your grease trap may need to be cleaned. Those signs include:

  • Water draining slowly from sinks (emergency treatment may be needed if the sink is clogged and water doesn’t move at all)
  • A foul smell emanating from the grease trap
  • When the amount of fats, oils, and greases in your grease trap totals ¼ of the total capacity.

Any of these elements could be a sign that your grease trap needs emptying.

What specialist equipment do you use to clear FOG?

We have an array of specialist equipment we can use to clean grease traps and FOG from the drainage system. The most basic form of this equipment comes in the form of our 2,000-gallon tankers. Our tankers are fitted with a specialist 4-inch hose to safely break up and cart away FOG. The fat, oil, and grease that we remove from your system are then safely and responsibly disposed of.

Why have a grease trap installed?

It is a legal requirement for any business dealing with hot food to install and maintain a grease trap.

As well as this, a grease trap could also limit the risk of disruption to your business through drains becoming blocked with solidified fat, oil and grease. This can often become costly to remove and cause further damage to the drain network.

What happens if I leave grease in the grease trap?

Leaving grease in the grease trap can cause it to solidify. This is harder to remove and can cause several different drainage issues. Those drainage issues could cost a lot of money in the long run.

How much does it cost to have my grease trap emptied or maintained?

How much it costs to have your grease trap emptied or maintained can vary based on the size of the grease trap and how long it takes to empty – that being said, here at Metro Rod we specialise in efficient and cost-effective grease trap maintenance. To discuss your needs further and find out more, you can call us on 0800 66 88 00.

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