If you've never heard of the term 'fatberg', you aren't alone. The term has been making the global news rounds as large quantities of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) are discovered accumulated throughout city sewer systems. Just this past week, a massive fatberg in Baltimore was the cause of an almost 1 million gallon stream of sewage being suddenly released into a Maryland stream causing overflows and local flooding. And earlier this month a truly colossal fatberg weighing more than 140 tons was discovered near Whitechapel Road in London.
Hiring a Professional for your Hood Filter Maintenance is the Best for the Environment and Your Wallet
It is critically important to keep your hood filters cleaned appropriately. If your restaurant fails to perform regular filter cleaning, it can result in serious kitchen hazards and failed fire or health inspections - no one wants either of these.
Many restaurants in the Atlanta, Savannah, and Jacksonville areas perform the maintenance of cleaning their hood filters themselves. We’d like to offer you a few notes of caution if you decide it is best to do this work yourself. You can very quickly end up in a far worse position than if you had simply hired a professional filter exchange company.
Did you know that you could be doing your part to help the environment and making extra money just by getting rid of something you were going to throw out anyway? Used cooking oil needs to be recycled to avoid hefty fines from the local Department of Watershed and the EPA. Dumping the grease down the drain or in the sewer can cause clogged pipes, contaminated water ways and huge problems down the line for the restaurant, the landlord and the city.
Food safety is critically important to you. As the owner of a food services establishment, you know that the key to ensuring that customers choose your restaurant over others is making sure that they feel comfortable. Serving food and drinks from a clean, safe kitchen is absolutely essential to your customers feeling comfortable - and that’s really what food inspectors are looking for. Our years of experience in oil recycling, kitchen hood cleaning, and grease trap maintenance in the Atlanta, Savannah, and Jacksonville markets positions Premier Grease as a key resource for ensuring that health inspectors find what they're looking for. Let’s take a look at the top five areas health inspectors look for in your kitchen.
As the owner and operator of a commercial kitchen, you know that one of the most invasive and pesky byproducts of your hard work is kitchen grease. Most municipalities, including those in Atlanta, Savannah, and Jacksonville, require that your kitchen have grease traps to keep this nasty substance out of the local sewer and kitchen hoods for safety. But just having these in your kitchen isn’t enough. Keeping kitchen hoods clean and grease traps maintained is critically important. Here are a few of the incredibly common dangers of dirty grease traps and kitchen hoods.