Grease Traps for Commercial Kitchens

Grease Traps for Commercial Kitchens

Grease Traps for Commercial Kitchens 

In the heart of every commercial kitchen lies the challenge of managing fats, oils and grease. Enter Goodflo – the premier name in the UK for comprehensive grease management solutions. With an unwavering dedication to excellence, we do more than grease trap supply and installation. We are also your dedicated grease management partners, ensuring the seamless operation and legal compliance of your establishment. 

Whether you're exploring underground grease trap installations for high-volume food production or seeking the right product from our online shop, every product is designed with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring maximum efficiency in operation and maintenance. 

Our commitment to you doesn't end with the sale. We take pride in our proactive grease trap service and maintenance program. This includes everything from routine cleaning to ensuring your FOG is disposed of in accordance with local and national legislation. 

New to grease management? We’ll help you navigate the maze with ease through our Knowledge Centre, answering all your queries and removing any confusion about selecting the perfect grease trap for your needs. And we’re always available to chat about your needs too if you prefer to pick up the phone. 

Reliability, expertise and unmatched customer service – that's the Goodflo guarantee. 

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Grease Management Solutions 


Managing fats, oils and grease (FOG) in commercial kitchens is no small task. Whether it's a buzzing restaurant or a quaint coffee shop, FOG is ever-present in food preparation, cooking and wash-up. Such presence results in both air and water-borne FOG, which, if not managed effectively, can bring your operations to a halt. Drain blocks, foul odours and even risks of fire are just a few repercussions of poorly managed FOG. Moreover, these challenges aren't just operational. Failures in grease management can lead to environmental hygiene enforcement, legal prosecution and significant fines. It's not just about compliance, it's about ensuring the smooth functioning of your business. 

While hot food preparation involving meat, fish and fried items leads to substantial volumes of FOG, many are surprised to discover that cafés and coffee shops are not immune. Even wastewater containing cream, milk and coffee grounds can lead to drainage blockages and odour problems. At Goodflo, we understand the nuances of different setups. We don't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, our grease management solutions are tailored to your business's unique needs, regardless of its size, location or budget. 

Our expertise in grease traps for commercial kitchens has been gleaned over 20 years, positioning us as true experts in the field. Whether you require comprehensive grease management solutions or specific services like grease trap cleaning, we've got you covered. We're well-acquainted with grease management issues like: 

  • Slow-draining pot wash sinks 

  • Blocked kitchen drains 

  • Foul odour complaints from customers and staff 

  • Kitchen staff hygiene concerns due to grease trap maintenance 

  • Meeting the demands of landlords and water companies 

  • FOG legal compliance and repercussions of failure 

Are you on the lookout for grease traps in the UK? Or perhaps seeking a tailored grease management package? Don't leave your kitchen's efficiency to chance. Get in touch with us for a friendly chat on 01926 334466, email or complete our contact form, and we’ll ensure we find the best solution for you. 

Grease Traps Guidance and Tips  


Navigating the world of grease traps for commercial kitchens can seem overwhelming, but with the right guidance, you can maximise the efficiency and lifespan of your grease management solutions. Here are some essential tips to help you manage your grease traps effectively: 

  1. Regular Check-Ups: It's beneficial to inspect your grease traps weekly. This regular check will help in the timely identification of issues and ensure their proper functioning. Remember to document each inspection for future reference. 

  1. Timely Cleaning: Don’t wait for the grease trap to reach its full capacity. Regular emptying and cleaning prevent excess grease build-up, which could lead to blockages and potential discharge into the sewer system. 

  1. Professional Assistance: Depending on your grease trap's size and your commercial kitchen's demands, consider hiring a professional contractor for maintenance. Expertise can save you time and potential mishaps and will make life running your kitchen easier. 

  1. Manufacturer’s Advice: Always adhere to the cleaning and maintenance guidelines provided by the manufacturer of your grease trap. This ensures optimum performance and prolongs the lifespan of your grease trap.  

  1. Waste Disposal: After cleaning, store the extracted grease in appropriate containers. Partner with a licensed waste contractor to ensure the grease is disposed of responsibly. Maintaining a record of waste transfer notes is part of your legal responsibility. 

  1. Safety Measures: Ensure the grease trap's lid and other components are securely in place. A well-sealed grease trap prevents accidents and unwanted spills and ensures the unit continues to operate at its best. 

  1. Monitor and Adjust: Keep a close eye on the trap's performance. If you notice a lack of grease accumulation over time, inspect the installation and the proximity of other appliances that could affect its operation. 

  1. Seek Expert Advice: Should you face any challenges with your grease trap, always consult the manufacturer, supplier or installer. Their experience can be invaluable in troubleshooting and maintenance. 

At Goodflo, we pride ourselves on providing top-tier grease management solutions tailored to various commercial kitchen needs, from small cafes to big food establishments that require large grease traps and regular cleaning and emptying. Whatever you’re seeking for your commercial kitchen grease trap needs, we’re here for you with our specialised advice on grease management. You can even use our grease trap calculator to narrow down your search for the perfect solution. 

Grease Trap Legal Compliance 


As someone overseeing a commercial kitchen, your primary responsibility isn't just culinary excellence, it also means maintaining stringent grease management solutions. By being proactive, you’ll not only avoid hefty fines but ensure the uninterrupted flow of wastewater from your establishment. In short, grease traps for commercial kitchens preparing hot food are mandatory. 

Understanding the legal implications surrounding grease management in commercial kitchens is vital. The Building Regulations 2010 Approved Document H – Drainage and Waste Disposal, along with other pieces of legislation from various laws and acts, categorically outlines these rules, emphasising that businesses must prevent any discharge into the drain that might hinder its operation. Here’s a quick guide to just some of the rules: 

  • Building Regulations Part H1, Section 2.21: Drainage serving kitchens in commercial hot food premises should be fitted with a grease separator complying with BS EN 1825-1:2004 and designed in accordance with BS EN 1825-2:2002 or other effective means of grease removal. 

  • Water Industry Act 1991: Discharging matter that interferes with wastewater's free flow can result in significant fines or imprisonment. If blockages or other issues arise, the costs for resolution may be charged to the offending establishment. 

  • Environmental Protection Act 1990: Establishments must comply with waste management rules, ensuring waste, including oils and fats, is appropriately managed. Non-compliance could lead to fixed penalties or prosecution. 

  • Building Act 1984: Local authorities may demand the installation of a grease trap to ensure adequate drainage under Section 59. 

  • Food Safety Act 1990: A lack of proper grease management can lead to violations of the Food Hygiene Regulations, potentially resulting in a halt to operations. 

Non-compliance isn't just about monetary repercussions, it's about maintaining the reputation, safety and efficiency of your business. The responsibility is on the business owner or subordinate thereof, such as a kitchen manager, to ensure these rules are researched and fully adhered to.  

If you have questions or are in any way concerned about your grease management, get in touch with Goodflo and let us guide you in navigating these regulations effortlessly. 

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For expert guidance, tailored solutions and peace of mind, get in touch with Goodflo today. Together we can ensure your kitchen's grease management solutions are always robust and compliant.