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Posted on: November 11, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Don’t Let the Grease Menace Ruin Your Holidays!

grease menace

Think heavy-duty drain cleaners "melt" the grease in your pipes? Think running hot, soapy water over greasy pans and dishes destroys the Grease Menace? Fat chance! Fats, oils and grease can re-solidify inside sewer lines causing back-ups which can be hazardous to your health and the environment.

Keep your drains clear and our water system clean by following these tips:

• Scrape all food scraps and grease solids into the trash.
• Pour cooled cooking oils and grease into a disposable container. Seal it before throwing it away. • Wipe fat, oils and grease off cooking utensils with a paper towel, then throw the paper towel away.
• Recycle large amounts of vegetable oil (up to 10 gallons) using Allen’s Household Hazardous Waste program.

Cleaning and repairing of sewer lines is costly and may lead to higher sewer rates for you. Please do your part to keep the Grease Menace at bay!

Learn about Allen’s sewer line maintenance.
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