It is estimated that fat, oil and grease causes approximately 75pc of blockages and
related floods requiring the need to clear clogged drains. Despite the management of
waste streams that can cause problems being taken increasingly more serious by
authorities, not everyone is aware of their responsibilities and the consequences of
falling foul of the legislation.
The issue of responsibility regarding this becomes 鈥榤 urky 鈥?if fat is disposed of
by a contract caterer or tenant, who have no direct accountability for the infrastructure
of the building in which they are supplying their services. In these cases it is beholden
on the landlords of the site to ensure that responsibility for any blockages lies clearly
with the tenant/service provider to prevent it. Making it in their interest to ensure that
these problematic substances do not reach the drainage network and lead to the need
for clearing blocked drains.
Water companies follow a strict policy of 鈥榯 he polluter pays 鈥? so if a problem
that causes a clogged drain can be attributed to a specific source then the proprietor of
that establishment can expect at the very least a visit from the local water company
which may wish to make further investigations into fat-clogged drains.
To help combat the issue of clogged systems, CBio has developed and manufactured
a biological grease management system that works as a drain unblocker. The
GreaseBeta is the cost effective way to biologically prevent odours and blockages.
The GreaseBeta liquid fat digester is an effective drain unblocker and is dispensed
via a wall mounted unit. Automatic daily dosing eliminates human error and ensures
the optimum level of lipase producing bacteria are maintained in the drain line to clear
blocked drains. The system avoids frequent emptying of fat traps, disruptions to the
kitchen, lost business due to offensive smells, emergency rodding and damage from
flooding resulting. Benefits include free running systems, controlled costs and the
satisfaction of using an environmentally friendly response to a pollution problem.
At the heart of the GreaseBeta system is Amnite L100, a liquid, biological product
that rapidly degrades oil and grease, converting them into environmentally harmless
compounds which act as a drain unblocker. Unlike chemical alternatives, Amnite
L100 does not merely 'move' the problem elsewhere, it eliminates it altogether helping
prevent the need for clearing blocked drains. It is odourless, does not contain any
pathogens and is made from non-toxic ingredients, making it safe to use in a catering
environment to help prevent clogging.