Most large restaurants and pub chains spend thousands of pounds each year on drainage system problems. Commercial kitchens are well known for the buildup of FOGs in drains as food particles and residue are washed away, and without the proper treatment, this can be detrimental over time, causing some serious problems in the kitchen. See just how fatbergs can be problematic in this recent article from Sky News.

However, it’s not all doom and gloom. There is a solution that can not only help to prevent those annoying blockage issues that frequent your drain, but it can also be cost effective and kind to the environment. Taking the appropriate preventive measures can help significantly and prevent your kitchen from accumulating drainage issues that could mean your kitchen has to close for a period of time.

Don’t block it, Biofix it

If you’re finding your drains are slow running or you’re faced with regular blockages, this signifies that you need to take immediate action. Here at Quintex, we’ve developed a solution to suit any sized system and one that uses a unique blend of tailored, safe bacteria designed to consume FOGs.

Biofix is a low-cost, high-performance solution to grease management, and is the only treatment you need to prevent frequent blockage issues in your drains. Not only is our Biofix solution highly effective, but it also has a low carbon footprint due to no toxic chemicals being used. It’s been developed by our experts to significantly improve grease trap and drain cleaning performance.

Biofix is more effective due to using a unique combination of bacteria and green surfactants to create a controlled foaming action, which extensively coats all drain surfaces, even above the water line, ensuring daily re-inoculation throughout the drain.

Tips to prevent further blockages

Biofix has got you covered when it comes to frequent blockage issues, but how can you go further to prevent blockages from reoccurring?

Avoid washing large amounts of fats and oils down the drain – once cooled down, FOGs solidify, making them the perfect culprits for blocked drains. They can also clog up drain lines and grease traps. These blockages can be caused on site or later downstream, which could create even bigger problems. However, most restaurants will have a dedicated oil bin for recycling to prevent these issues from occurring.

Plug screens – Prevent large food particles and other debris from going down the drain with a plug screen. These particles can then be disposed of separately instead of going down the drain, potentially clogging the flow of water.

Identify warning signs – Bad smells and poor water drainage indicate there is a blockage, so carry out frequent checks to catch it before it becomes a problem.

Sustainable drainage solutions from Quintex

Could your kitchen benefit from our biologically friendly drain treatment? Watch our Biofix animation to see exactly how our solution works, and get in touch with the Quintex team on 0118 973 9310 if you have any questions. We’d be happy to help!