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Stopping Grease Fires

Grease fires can be extremely dangerous, and are one of the leading causes of house and restaurant fires. The majority of grease fires occur on stovetops, and they can get out of hand in a matter of seconds. The steps to put out a grease fire are different than that of a normal fire, and knowing these steps can prevent injury and stop the fire from aggressively spreading. It is extremely important that you never use water to put out a grease fire because it will end up splashing the grease and spreading the fire. Also, never attempt to pick up and move the source of the fire as this can lead to very serious injuries.

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Grease Trap Maintenance 101

Grease traps can be a restaurant’s or commercial kitchen’s worst nightmare if not well maintained. Grease trap maintenance performed on a routine schedule is key for businesses to keep their drains running smoothly, avoid costly repairs, and keep kitchens sanitary for its customers.

Grease traps are created to stop fats, oils or grease (FOG) from entering the sewer lines. Restaurants produce such high quantities of grease during its daily activities, causing grease traps to become clogged or backed up if not routinely cleaned and inspected. Learn why grease trap maintenance is essential to the future success of your restaurant or commercial kitchen:

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What is SSO?

SSO stands for Sanitary Sewer Overflow, which occurs when a mixture of rainwater, groundwater, and untreated sewage is discharged into the environment before it reaches a water treatment facility. One of the main causes of SSO is draining fats, oils, and grease (FOG) into sinks instead of proper recycling or disposing of them.

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The Importance of Grease Recycling

The U.S produces more than 2.5 billion gallons of utilized cooking oil each year, which makes proper oil and grease disposal a major issue. There are numerous environmental benefits for restaurants, households, hospitals, and hotels to properly recycle their used cooking oil. While many people believe draining their commonly used cooking oils down a kitchen sink is a proper disposal method, they are polluting the same town or city they call home. When vegetable oil, fish oil, bacon grease, chicken fat and pork fat is not properly recycled or disposed of, it results in clogged plumbing, sewer blockage and groundwater contamination.

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6 Practical Ways to Use Leftover Bacon Grease

Bacon is quite the popular food. Everyone loves to eat it for breakfast, slather it on their cheeseburgers, and even consume other treats that are bacon-flavored. There’s no doubt that bacon has become a big tasty staple for us here. While the food is great to eat by itself, fried to a crisp, lightly cooked, chopped up in salad, or on pretty much anything else, there’s one small challenge that we encounter when we cook bacon – the grease. What on earth do you even do with all that grease?

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