People live a healthier lifestyle by cutting fats, oils and grease out of their diet. These materials not only have a negative impact on your body’s internal “plumbing” system, but they are also very bad for the sewer system. Fats, oils and grease or “FOG” can clog sewer lines which cause sewer overflows and household back-ups. Sewage can back-up into your home creating serious health hazards or it can overflow to the environment threatening our waterways.
There are several, very simple things you can do to help prevent sewage back-ups and overflows:
Never pour grease down a sink or toilet drain! Instead, pour or scrape grease from pots and pans into a waste can. Allow the grease to cool and solidify (refrigerate if necessary) and then throw it away in the trash.
You can scrape or wipe (using a paper towel) grease or greasy solids directly into the trash.
Use your sink strainer faithfully to collect “greasy” solids and empty it into the trash.Whenever possible, avoid using your garbage disposal. Scrape solid materials into the trash for disposal.
Avoid the use of additives that dissolve grease. This allows the grease to liquefy and pass down the sewer line causing problems in other areas.