Grease dissolving bacterial treatments

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need to Treat my Grease Trap?

Treating your drains and grease trap with a bacterial additive is not a legal requirement. However, extensive independant studies have shown that approved and licenced treatments significantly reduce the buildup of FOG (fats, oils & grease) in pipes, drains and grease traps. This is turn reduces the frequency of expensive cleaning which justifies the cost of treatment.

Can I Treat the Grease Trap Myself?

Yes. Bacterial treatments are safe to handle and environmentally friendly. They can be hand dosed into a sink at regular intervals but they are most effective when allowed to sit in an idle plumbing system for up to 4 hours each day e.g. last thing at night.

Automated dosing via a digital peristaltic pump is recommended as it eliminates human error and ensures consistent, accurate and timed dosing each day.

Do All Drain Treatments Work?

No. The use of enzymatic drain treatments are banned in Ireland. Studies show that these additives temporarily suspend and liquify FOG (fats, oils & grease) which later solidify further down the line to cause blockages.

When choosing a bacterial drain treatment look for a Local Authority or Irish Water approved permit number and always purchase from a well established licensed supplier. A reputable company will often supply and install a free-on-loan dosing pump if you commit to buying their product.

How Does the Bacterial Treatment Work?

Simply put, approved bacterial treatments digest grease and other organic waste to prevent FOG (fats, oils & grease) from blocking plumbing systems and grease traps.

The Technical Bit:

Fats, oils and grease, or triglycerides, have a common molecular structure, consisting of a glycerol headpiece to which three fatty acid chains are attached. In the first hydrolysis stage of breakdown, the enzyme lipase catalyses the removal of the fatty acid chains from the glycerol headpiece. The second stage is beta-oxidation, in effect where the liberated fatty acids are cleaved, 2 carbon units at a time, forming a molecule called acetyl co-enzyme A – water and energy. This process continues until the entire fatty acid molecule has been cleaved into acetyl co-enzyme A molecules.

Finally, it is acetyl co-enzyme A that enters the Krebs cycle (TCA cycle/citric acid cycle) to be oxidised into carbon dioxide and water, with the production of energy.

How Do I Get Rid of Bad Smells?

Bad odours are the result of a poorly maintained or badly designed grease trap. A good quality bacterial treatment will reduce bad odours but there is no substitute for a well-designed grease trap.

  • The lid of the unit should be mechanically secured to create a 100% airtight and watertight seal.
  • It should only be opened a few times per year for professional emptying.
  • It should be properly vented to allow the controlled escape of gases and bad odours.
  • A maintenance plan or SLA (Service Level Agreement) is recommended

The Product Range

Biological Products. Local Authority Approved.

Fat Attack®

Treatment for All Grease Traps
Fat Attack® is a time-proven bacterial additive that is automatically dosed into busy plumbing systems daily. It safely and economically digests grease and other organic waste buildup and turns it into carbon dioxide and water. The micro-organisms in Fat Attack® break down and digest all solid waste on contact which keeps drains, pipes and grease traps functioning as new.


  • Included in our Maintenance Plan
  • DCC & Irish Water Approved

  • Environmentally Friendly Formulation

  • Eliminates Bad Odours & Slow Sinks

  • No More Blocked Drains & Traps

  • Reduces costly pump outs & Cleans

  • Complies with Current Licensing Requirements

  • Timed & Consistent Dosing. See Dosing Pumps

Capacity: Available in 1L, & 10L

Fat Attack® Powder

Treatment for All Grease Traps

Fat Attack® Powder is a daily preventative treatment that keeps busy drains and plumbing systems free flowing. Fat Attack® Powder produces a bio-film on the inside of pipes that digests grease and other organic waste to prevent FOG (fats, oils & grease) from blocking and causing bad odours.


  • DCC & Irish Water Approved

  • No more blockages caused by fats, oils and grease

  • No more bad odours

  • No contracts

  • Fast and easy to use

  • Reduces the frequency of grease trap pump outs

  • No more harsh chemicals or plumber call outs

  • Environmentally friendly and safe to use

Capacity: One box contains 30 sachets.

Odour Controller

Treatment for Eliminating Odours

Odour Controller is a unique bacterial treatment with a proven formulation to successfully remove bad odours from all types of commercial greasetraps. Unlike chemical alternatives, there is no odour masking as the bacteria works to break down odours at source.


  • DCC & Irish Water Approved

  • No more bad odours

  • Cleaner and safer working environment

  • Fast, easy, safe, and environmentally friendly to use

  • No more harsh chemicals

Capacity: One box contains 30 sachets.

Bio Block

Treatment for Waste Water Sumps
BIO BLOCK will gradually dissolve over a 30 to 90 day period and the natural occurring bacteria will reduce odour, sludge, fats, oils and grease. This will significantly reduce maintenance and cleaning thereby prolonging the life of pumps and working parts. Suitable for use in pumping stations, effluent treatment plants, holding tanks, wet wells and lagoons.


  • DCC & Irish Water Approved

  • Environmentally Friendly Formulation

  • Reduces Odours

  • Slow Release Treatment.

  • Reduces Costly Pump Outs & Cleans

  • Reduces Sludge, Fats, Oils & Grease

Capacity: Available in 1KG, & 5KG

Food Catcher by Taylormade

Over time, food waste can accumulate in pipes & drains which in turn cause bad odours & costly blockages.

Designed to restrict solid waste from entering pipes, public sewers, grease traps & waste water treatment plants. Works in conjunction with your grease trap.