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The havoc that FOG can cause to your drains

The national ‘Bag It and Bin It’ group was founded to combat the growing problems with Britain’s sewerage system, caused by the way households dispose of their waste. One of the areas highlighted by the campaign was how pouring fats, oils and greases (FOG) down the sink can create a number of serious issues with the drains.

It is all about educating people to get rid of their household waste in the most appropriate way possible, which is usually by bagging it and then binning it, leaving it to be removed by the local authority’s waste disposal and recycling services.

When it comes to FOG, there are plenty of people out there who do cannot comprehend the harm that disposing of these ‘liquids’ can do to the pipework of the drains. This is generally because they do not think about the fact that these substances soon solidify upon contact with the sewer walls, thus causing it to stick to the sides.

When the trapped debris builds up, it can lead to a blockage, and no passage through where the waste water can flow. The system back up can result in the flooding of homes and a huge clean-up operation. To prevent this from happening, always collect FOG in a fat trap or container and then place it in the bin.