Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Wally's Water Wisdom - FOG
With holiday season upon us, we can surely expect our kitchens to be filled with delicious food. Great for us, but not always for our drains. This is due to FOG deposits in our sewer system. No, not atmospheric fog! This FOG stands for fats, oils, and greases which, when poured down the drain, clog our sewer lines. This leads to a decrease in sewer system serviceability and a higher chance of wastewater spills into open water bodies.
Now that you know what FOG is, it’s important to know how to prevent FOG clogs. One way is to can and seal room temperature FOG for proper disposal in the trash can. However, there are many other ways to defend your drain from FOG deposits. For example, before washing oily or greasy dishes, use a napkin or paper towel to wipe away any excess FOG and make sure to put food scraps in the trash, not through the garbage disposal.
By keeping these tips in mind, we can prevent sewer blockages this holiday season and give our disposals a holiday too!
That’s all I have for today, friends! I wish you all a happy and FOG-free holiday and I’ll see you soon for my next drop of water wisdom.