Pouring fats, oil or grease (FOG) down the drain or toilet can lead to very expensive plumbing repairs, an unpleasant clean-up and even sewer overflows! It clogs your pipes and our sewer system. We are partnering with the Region of Niagara to bring you more information on what dumping FOG down your drains costs all of us!
Fats, oil and grease are present in many foods, including:
- Salad dressing
- Dairy products
- Left over oil from a deep fryer
As these materials cool, they become solid, potentially clogging sewer pipes in your home and in sewer pipes. No amount of running hot water down your sink along with FOG will avoid this. These clogs can lead your sinks and toilet to stop draining correctly and eventually cause sewer backups in your home’s floor, toilet and shower.
If you’re unsure how to dispose of an item, visit our partners at the Region of Niagara, they have a list!
Follow us at #noFOGnoCLOG and be sure to enter our Facebook CONTEST to win a restaurant quality grease can for your kitchen to help you do your part in “protecting our pipes”.