The disposal of fats, oils, and grease, or F.O.G. has become an increasing concern in Markham, as flooding and sewer backups continue to be a major problem in houses and condos. However, you can prevent it by disposing of F.O.G.products properly! They should NOT be poured down any drain, and instead be disposed of in your green bin/organics.
When F.O.G. products are poured down the drain, they harden and accumulate, which can clog pipes and block the flow of dirty water leaving your home. This means the waste water has nowhere to go but back into your house or condo. The resulting sewer back-ups can cost thousands of dollars to repair damage to your personal property, and may increase insurance rates and result in loss of coverage.
Properly disposing of F.O.G. is a community responsibility, as pipe misuse can even have consequences on neighbouring houses and units as well. Repair costs can be expensive, and while the city covers issues with city property, damage to private property is the owner’s responsibility.