F.O.G. (Fats, Oils & Grease) Education!
F.O.G. is the Fats, Oils & Grease that can build up in sewer lines, causing sewer backups and overflows.
Sewer backups can cause health hazards, damage property and threaten the environment. Grease that is rinsed down kitchen sinks sticks to the inside of sewer pipes (both on your property and in the streets). Over time, it builds up and eventually blocks the pipe. Grease dissolving products may alleviate build up close to your drain, but that doesn’t mean the grease doesn’t end up somewhere down the line and cause a problem.
How to Prevent F.O.G. in your pipes…
Never pour grease down sink drains.
Scrape grease and scraps into a can or similar container or the trash can for disposal.
Garbage disposals don’t keep grease from sticking to the pipes. Be sure to use strainers in sink drains to catch scraps and throw them away in a trash can.
Talk to your neighbors about F.O.G.! Make sure everyone in your community understands how one person’s fats, oils and grease in a kitchen sink can cause problems for everyone in the neighborhood.
Restaurants and Large Facilities…
If you have a grease trap or interceptor installed to keep grease out of the sewer system, remember that it must be cleaned frequently. Never put solid scraps into a grease trap or interceptor. Routine – even daily – maintenance is key to prevent sewer blockages. Remember that grease dissolving products simply pass grease down the pipes where it can still clog.