Prevent FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease) Clog this holiday season and throughout the year to reduce overflows, backups and clogs:
Never pour FOG down kitchen sinks, garbage disposals or into toilets!
– Let FOGs cool after cooking, then put them into a disposable plastic bag, securely seal or tie, then put into the trash.
– Wipe pots, pans and plates with paper towels to capture any leftover grease before washing.
– Use a drain strainer to keep grease and food scraps out of the kitchen sink drain.
Fat, Oil, and Grease (FOG) clog pipes similar to the way they clog arteries. FOGs coat the inside of pipes, harden, and build up layers until a pipe is clogged.
Dispose of FOGs correctly. Cool grease after cooking then put into a bag or other sealable container that can be put in the trash.
Clogs from Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) are easily preventable:
- Don’t pour FOG down the drain
- Pour cooled fats, oils and grease into a container and put the container in the trash. If you don’t have a container, place tin foil into a coffee cup or similar, add FOG, allow to cool and dispose.
- Before washing, use a paper napkin or paper towel to wipe FOG from dishes and dispose of it in the trash
- Use sink strainers to catch food waste
- Put food scraps in the trash, not through the garbage disposal.
This USA Today video from MSN.com shows a few other substances that should also be kept out of the drain: 5 Things You Should Never Put Down a Drain