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Green Tips for Drain & Grease Trap Maintenance
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Green Tips for Drain & Grease Trap Maintenance

1. Automatic drain treatment system that dispenses incubated live vegetative bacteria will digest FOG (Fats, Oils, Greases) in the drain lines.  This can also earn you a LEED point.  Note: If in St. Louis City or County, be sure that the product is allowed by MSD.

2. Reduce discharge into sinks or drains of Fats, Oils, Greases, and garbage.

3. Minimize use of garbage disposals.

4. Do not remove mesh screens in floor drains, mop drains, sinks.

5. Do not use water temperature more than 140 F in sinks (will dissolve grease, but grease will solidify down the line as water cools).

6. Dry Cleanup—remove food wastes and FOG before rinsing pots, pans, and dishware; dry sweep instead of mopping.

7. Spill Prevention—preventing spills reduces waste that will require cleanup.

8. Spill Control—block off all floor drains near a spill; use absorbents to remove spilled materials.

9. Pour all liquid greases and oils from pots and pans into a waste grease container.

10. Clean the grease trap as needed or according to the laws in your city.