How to Prevent Fats, Oils, and Greases from Damaging Your Home and the Environment
Fats, Oils, and Greases aren't just bad for your arteries and your waistline; they're bad for sewers, too.
Sewer overflows and backups can cause health hazards, damage home interiors, and threaten the environment. An increasingly common cause of overflows is sewer pipes blocked by grease. Grease gets into the sewer from household drains as well as from poorly maintained grease traps in restaurants and other businesses.
Where does the grease come from?
Too often, grease is washed into the plumbing system, usually through the kitchen sink. Grease sticks to the insides of sewer pipes (both on your property and in the streets). Over time, the grease can build up and block the entire pipe.
What we can do to help
There are several ways to do this.
What Restaurant and Building Owners Need to Know About Grease Traps or Interceptors
Solids should never be put into grease traps or interceptors. Routine, often daily, maintenance of grease traps and interceptors is needed to ensure that they properly reduce or prevent blockages.
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