Residents

How does FOG affect me?

The process of cooking usually produces some amount of fats, oils, and grease. After a meal is made, a common practice is to wash greasy pots and pans in the sink, or put them in the dish washer. This is the source of a major problem, which can cost you time, money, and even your health.

When these items are washed, fats, oils, and grease flow down the drains and into the sewer lines. Cool water in the sewer line causes the greasy liquids to solidify and stick to the walls of the pipeline. Over a long period of time, much like an artery in your body, these sewer pipes begin to clog from layers of solidified grease.

The grease in your pipe can trap other particles, such as food. This process eventually leads to sewer backups, which are costly to fix and hazardous to your health.

How can I prevent this?

 


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