Food Courts in a Major Shopping Mall
I have been the operations manager at Pearlridge Center for the last 4 years. At the time I assumed
this position, the center was installing four separate, large-capacity grease interceptors to
service both of our food courts as well as a few other food service establishments on the property.
Soon after this project began, we were striving to find the best way possible to maintain these
interceptors, keeping them within the guidelines set by the city regarding the percentages of oils
and solids (flushed), monitoring them on a regular basis and pumping them as required. As well as
ensuring that all of this would be properly documented in a log for each of the units that the city
inspectors could easily understand when they come to inspect.
While talking about servicing our used cooking oil, shortly after the first interceptor was
completed, I was referred to Environmental Biotech. This is when I met Jackie Anderson. She and her
staff have been exactly what we were looking for to meet these needs and more.
The amounts of solids and oil going into the traps was causing us to have them pumped more frequently
than we had hoped. Costing the tenants their share of the 5,000 gallon pump out. To remedy this
situation, Jackie and her staff have conducted training for the tenants to educate them on how to
properly dispose of solids and oils when possible, to avoid the cost of frequent pumping.
Also, they have since installed grease eradication systems in a number of the establishments, that
consists of bacteria that eats the grease in the pipes, keeping them clear and reducing the risk of
future backups as well as controlling levels of grease in the traps. This alone has saved us
thousands of dollars each year.
I would like to extend my appreciation to the staff and management of Environmental Biotech for their
diligence in managing our systems and would recommend them to anyone in need of these services.