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FOG And The Environment

Although keeping your residential or business plumbing free of grease is important to prevent clogs and expensive repairs, it is vital for the environment that you keep oils and grease from entering the sewer. You can do this with an effective grease trap and preventive methods. 


FOG is the acronym for fats, oils, and grease. This combination of substances is responsible for gunking up your building's pipes as well as wreaking havoc on the municipal system. Balls of grease can cause sewer systems to overflow, exposing you and your neighbors to potential health issues. In addition, your home and business can easily flood. FOG is a dangerous and expensive phenomenon that is mainly caused by food establishment waste. 


One way to prevent these problems at home is to simply get rid of the grease before you wash the dishes. Pour grease and oil into cans and let it harden before you throw them away. Also, wipe skillets and pans with a paper towel before you put them in the wash. You can also place screens over the drains to catch congealed grease before it enters into the plumbing system. 

Grease Traps

Restaurants have to have grease traps on the premises, but if you do a great deal of cooking at your home, you should consider having a trap installed in your residence. The traps catch the FOG and keep it from getting into the municipal system, but you have to clean the trap regularly, or it can become a fire hazard. A fire can start elsewhere but spread quickly if it overtakes the grease in your home's ductwork.


Experts recommend that you maintain a weekly grease trap cleaning schedule. You should be able to easily find the trap near the outside of the kitchen. It should look like a manhole cover. Proper cleaning means that you will have to physically scoop or pump out the grease. Then you will have to thoroughly scrub the trap components. You must complete these steps in order to meet industry regulations. 

Grease and oils are hazards in a number of ways. They can damage your home or business establishment's plumbing system and release harmful substances into the municipal sewer system. Flushing grease down the drain may seem like an acceptable alternative if you run hot water after it, but it is not. The grease will just congeal and clog things up further down the line. Take steps to protect your property and the environment and visit

About Me

Meet Zane Zanda

My name is Zane Zanda, and welcome to my site on construction! Although I'm not a professional, I first became interested in construction topics a few years ago when my wife and I were building our dream home. But, interestingly enough, it wasn't the actual construction process that lit the spark. It was actually fire sprinklers. When my wife and I, were talking to our contractor about getting the permits for our house, we were informed that the square footage of our house was so large that we would actually be required to install fire sprinklers in the ceiling! I thought that was so strange, but of course we complied. As I started looking at all the different construction laws, I knew I was hooked.