Many people start a diet in January. Most of them don’t last very long. But we try.
Impact Absorbents knows an ideal way to “lose weight” in 2022: don’t dwell in Fatberg.
Fatberg isn’t located in a specific state. It’s a state of being: a very large mass of solid waste in a sewage system, typically consisting of congealed fat and personal hygiene products that have been flushed down toilets.
Fatbergs pose serious spill clean up emergencies. For instance, homeowners who pour fats, oils and grease (FOG) down kitchen sinks — or toilets! — or place greasy pans and dishes in the dishwasher, are creating residential sewer blockages. Yes, that means all those hair care and beauty products, too.
And in addition to creating a fatberg, this FOG will find its way into local waterways, harming the marine habitat.
Businesses owners have an even greater responsibility, since the amount of solid waste is potentially much larger than that of a household. Restaurant and salon owners, for example, must be mindful about how they dispose of the residue of their meals and salon treatments, respectively.
Here’s how to “lose weight” by preventing a fatberg from forming:
- Mix liquid fats, grease, and oil with an absorbent material such as XSORB Universal Spill Clean Up Super Absorbent in a sealable container before throwing in the trash.
- Invest in the Grease Catcher Grease Containment System, which not only keeps the FOG from entering the sewage system, but also protects your business from a fire hazard — and from potential fines for polluting storm drains.
Now that you know how easy it is to lose weight and keep your home and business healthy in the new year, spread the word. You might not be able to stick to that diet, and we feel your pain. But you also don’t need to live in fatberg, and that’s a “weight loss” solution we can all celebrate.