Preventing Blockages

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You can help maintain your home's infrastructure and prevent the backup of drains and pipes in your home. Pouring fats, oils and greases down the drain could lead to sewage backups and overflow into your home.

To prevent damage to the sewer system, follow these tips:

  • Before washing dishes, scrape and dry them with a paper towel.
  • Pour cooled oils and grease into a covered container and mix with other absorbent materials like paper towels, kitty litter or coffee grounds before placing in the trash.
  • Minimize garbage disposal use and place a basket or strainer over your drain to catch food items, then throw them in the trash.