FOG really is the problem. At least when it comes to sewers and wastewater treatment plants. Sure, litter and debris making their way into storm drains can cause their fair share of problems, but FOG (fats, oil and grease) wreaks havoc on sewer systems. Even with regular maintenance, it can cause equipment to stop working properly, make those systems more difficult to maintain and repair, create hazardous working conditions, and can accelerate and conceal corrosion.
To get an idea of just how bad FOG can get when left untreated, check out this story from 2013 about a 15 ton lump of fat found in a London sewer line, reducing its capacity to just 5%.
High pressure jetting is one of the most, if not the most, common method for cleaning blocked sewer lines, and for good reason. It can be a fairly effective and efficient method of removing deposits. Finding the optimal settings for pressure and proper nozzle sequence, however, generally comes with trial-and-error. Workers must know the cause and severity of the blockage while understanding the potential damage that can be done to the pipes themselves if the pressure is too high or the nozzle angles are too steep.
We help solve this problem with our biodegradable, non-corrosive and non-toxic products specifically formulated to attack FOG deposits and make cleaning sewer lines and wastewater treatment plants fast, easy and safe.
Here's how they work.
The ingredients in Green Bison, Bison 300 and Bison 300 OC (Odor Control) immediately penetrate, disrupt and encapsulate FOG deposits, making them smaller and water-soluble. Once in this state, they are easily and effectively rinsed away. Should any encapsulated particles remain after rinsing, they are fully biodegradable through the bacteria that is resident in oil, soil and sewage. These products also capture and neutralize harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs), making the entire process safer for the environment, workers and residents.
Most of all, these products are affordable per treatment, as a little goes a long way, with product-to-water dilution ranges of 1:250 (Green Bison) to 1:400 (Bison 300). And as an added benefit, regular use of Green Bison, Bison 300 or Bison 300 OC will help prolong the life of your sewer lines, machinery and equipment.
Want to learn more? Contact us today and let us get to work for you.