FOG (fats, oils and grease) waste buildup is an expensive issue for homeowners. Each time you rinse a pan and send fat, oil or grease down your kitchen sink and into your drain pipe, you are damaging both your plumbing and the city sewer line. While the damage is not visible or immediate, over time this buildup will continue to clog your pipes until eventually they are unable to drain and you experience a sewer overflow.
Impact of FOG (fats, oils and grease) on Your Home
Once in the sewer line, FOG sticks to your pipe, thickens, and can eventually block the entire pipe. Blockages in sewer pipes can send sewage backwards up floor drains in homes and/or out of manholes into streets and rivers. These sewage overflows pollute homes and the environment.
When sewer pipes on private property backup, the homeowner is responsible for the cleanup. With a clogged line, sewage backs up through floor drains and toilets at the lowest point in the house. A professional plumber will have to clean the sewer line and possibly repair plumbing inside your home. Insurance does not always cover this type of damage, which means that you are responsible for paying all cleanup and home repair costs.
While cleanup costs themselves are costly, the expense can be much higher if your city has specific laws and regulations regarding issues like this, and you find yourself the recipient of large city and/or county fines as well.
Preventing FOG Waste Damage
The good news about FOG damage is that it is preventable. Unlike many other home repairs and issues, this is one that you have control over and can completely prevent. By exercising good cleaning habits while washing pans and dishes after cooking, you can keep a majority of FOG waste from ever reaching your kitchen sink.
Traditional methods of keeping FOG waste out of your drain required you to bottle it, store it or freeze it. None of these options are ideal, since it means that you are stuck with a jar of grease somewhere in your kitchen. With this in mind, Grease Hero was created.
Incorporating Grease Hero Into Your Kitchen Routine
Grease Hero is designed to be placed into the top of your kitchen drain, so you can quickly and easily pour the used cooking grease into it and then promptly dispose of it. It is designed with recyclable materials to absorb the FOG waste and can be thrown out with your regular garbage. This one easy change in your kitchen cleaning routine will save you money from costly plumbing repairs, the city from expensive sewer damage, and our environment from deadly contamination.
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