As a rule of thumb, fats and animal proteins of any kind should stay out of your home compost pile. Essentially, most home piles do not get hot enough to break these materials down, creating the potential for rot in your pile. Oils also make it hard for oxygen to get through, which means your pile […]
You already know how to defend your drains and cease the grease, but do know not to throw wipes down your pipes? New York City has spent millions cleaning clogs. A suburb of London’s system was shut down and streets dug up for six months to clear a 15 ton blockage in their pipes. […]
This is video from inside a one of El Paso Water Utility’s sewer lines. At 17 seconds, the camera encounters a flow that has been dumping fats, oils, and grease down the drain. After it’s dumped down the drain, it hardens in the pipes and continues to grow until it eventually can cause a sewer overflow. This […]
We talk a lot about how you can recycle used cooking oil, but do you know what it gets recycled into? Here’s a cool video to show you how your used cooking oil becomes biodiesel!
We have one you might want to add to your list! In 2017, resolve to protect the Bay in your own home every day! Take the pledge to Cease the Grease in your kitchen!
Christmas dinner with all the trimmings could lead to congealed cooking oil and grease blocking drains up and down the country, water companies have warned. Engineers from Severn Trent Water have been digging tons of fatty gunk, which sets as hard as concrete, out of sewers in the West Midlands after reports of flooding caused […]
When fats, oils, and greases (FOG) go down the drain at home, they stick to pipes and harden to create blockages. Clogged and damaged pipes can lead to sewer overflows, where raw sewage can back up into your home, lawn, neighborhood, streets, and storm drains. This mess presents hazards not only to human health, but […]
A former police dog will be swapping a life of crime for a life of grime, after being picked to detect sewer blocking ‘fat bergs’. Hector, a nine-stone bloodhound, has been trained to detect fatty blockages on Southern Water’s 25,000 mile sewer network by sniffing air gaps present at ground level.
Fatbergs are the scourge of cities all over the world, and can grow to the length of a Boeing 747. Ian Wylie braves a London sewer to witness this filthy threat for himself – and uncovers some new ideas for defeating them.
Once poured down the kitchen sink, fats, oils, and grease (FOG) condense and clog pipes and sewer lines below our feet.