Why Commercial Kitchen Grease Is Just the Tip of the Fatberg

There’s a group of hideous monsters lurking beneath the bustling streets of London. They’re slippery, they’re slimy and they’re determined to turn parts of the capital into a cesspit.

Unlike traditional savages, however, these gargantuan beasts are made up of solidified fat and oil, with the congealed lumps causing major headaches for the city’s sewage workers.

Otherwise known as “fatbergs”, these bulging hunks of grease are doing their best to block sewers and help cause widespread flooding to homes and local businesses.

Disturbingly, fatbergs are becoming more common.

Expert Waste Disposal Solutions

According to experts, £12m a year is spent tackling blockages in England’s largest city, with most of them formed due to people tipping cooking fats down the drain – and considering London has the highest concentration of food businesses in the country, it’s no surprise it’s being hit the hardest.

With 32m-44m litres of used cooking oil produced every year in London alone, it’s clear that effective waste disposal solutions in commercial kitchens are crucial. That’s why we offer specialist grease trap cleaning and removal services to a wide variety of catering and food processing firms.

Aside from helping to thrwart potential blocakages, our team will stop grease building up and unpleasant odours from forming. In addition, the Environment Agency or Environmental Health Officer will have evidence of regular grease trap cleaning and waste disposal.

For further information – and to make sure your business isn’t contributing to the nation’s burgeoning fatberg problems – please get in touch with a member of the Rentokil Specialist Hygiene team today.