Stop the Clog
The majority of sewer backups and overflows caused by fats, oils, and grease (FOG) originate in residential areas. You can help prevent clogs by learning about FOG and how to dispose of it. Some common sources of FOG include:
- Fatty food scraps
- Salad dressings
- Creamy or oily sauces
- Milk and dairy products
- Butter or margarine
- Peanut butter
When disposed down the drain, fats, oils, and grease cause sewer backups and overflows. This can damage your business and property, as well as foul local waterways.
Use the information and materials offered in this section to train your staff and keep your establishment clean and productive!
Often, the cause of these problems is fats, oils, and grease (FOG) improperly disposed of by tenants. When FOG is dumped down the drain, it can harden inside pipes and create massive clogs, causing messy backups and overflows. That creates unhappy tenants . . . and unexpected costs for rental owners and property managers.