HOW DO I COMPLY WITH MY CITY’S FOG ORDINANCE?
FOG includes animal and vegetable fats, oils, and greases commonly used and generated from cooking and food and drink preparation. Common items include mayonnaise, ketchup, mustards, dressings, marinades, sauces and soda. It ends up on cookware, dishware, kitchen equipment, and floors. When these items are cleaned, the FOG is washed off into the plumbing system, where it begins to cool and separate from the dishwater.
FOG then causes blockages in facilities with foodservices that extend through their business and neighboring buildings all the way to local waterways, potentially causing a loss of business and severe public health impacts.
Many districts are now implementing ordinances that may result in expensive cleanup costs as well as fines from regulatory agencies. In fact, sewer blockages and backups can cause restaurants and other food and drink service establishments to be closed down and/or be held financially responsible for resulting damages.
WHAT ARE MICROBES?
Some agents use enzymes in a container in an effort to break up and push waste down the drain. This is a hazardous option as it only pushes some of the build-up down the system and leaves the rest of the FOG accumulation resting in your pipes.
This choice is not only harmful to your business, it is harmful to the environment.
We use Biologix® BioCycle - An 8-strain synergistic blend of microbes that turn grease, fats, oils and other organics into harmless compounds of CO2 and H2O. These microbes totally consume the organic build-up, turning it into water – clean water. With our Drain Protection Plan, these microbes are infused into the container on your dish sink daily AND all of your drains. This cleaned water is pumped back into our waterways with significantly less damage to our environment.
Clean – for you and our community.
WHY DO I HAVE FRUIT FLIES & HOW CAN I GET RID OF THEM?
This is one of the most asked questions in the foodservice industry. Your reputation is at stake when customers are bothered by these pests. Fruit flies imply that the environment is unkempt and is a breeding ground for insects. Moreso, removing these flies can be an ongoing challenge with because of the nature of the business.
Fruit flies are common in restaurants where there is an ample amount of ripened fruits and vegetables. They will breed in drains, garbage disposals, empty bottles and cans, trash containers, mops and cleaning rags. All that is needed for development is a moist film of fermenting material. Infestations can originate from over-ripened fruits or vegetables that were previously infested.
One way to avoid problems with fruit flies is to eliminate sources of attraction. Produce which has ripened should be eaten, discarded or refrigerated. Cracked or damaged portions of fruits and vegetables should be cut away and discarded in the event that eggs or larvae are present in the wounded area. Single pieces of fruit skins dropped on the floor and left are subject to a breeding ground. A daily perimeter sweep in all areas where fruit is (bar, kitchen, prep areas) can help eradicate this issue.
Your most effective course of action is to incorporate Biologix® Drain Protection Plan in your preventative measure. Included in this plan is the identification and resolve of individual facility needs, including specific microbes that are concocted to combat fruit fly infestation.
HOW CAN WE CONTROL UNPLEASANT ODORS?
Your restaurant’s atmosphere speaks volumes and is a significant factor in determining whether or not a customer will choose to return and/or refer your business.
A noticeable challenge with cleanliness is unpleasant odors. There are a number of culprits for these obtrusive smells. Aside from common bathroom offenders, drain traps often create such stenches. Over short amounts of time, the stagnant water in traps evaporates and gasses are able to seep out in the form of odor.
Passing water through these drain traps is just one option to curb the smells. The most effective course of action is to incorporate Biologix® Drain Protection Plan. Included in this plan is the identification and resolve of individual facility needs, including specific microbes that are concocted to fight these odors.