Why is FOG a problem?

FOG is washed from cooking equipment and floors into the sanitary sewer system where it builds up and causes blocked pipes and sewer backups. Food service establishments responsible for FOG-related sewer problems can be held financially responsible for resulting damages.

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1. What is FOG?
2. Why is FOG a problem?
3. What can be done about the FOG problem?
4. What is a grease interceptor and how does it work?
5. What is a grease trap and how does it work?
6. Who needs to install grease traps or interceptors?
7. How often should grease interceptors and traps be cleaned?
8. How often will establishments be inspected?
9. How can I get in compliance?
10. What if I do not get in compliance?