Grease Problem

OFG stands for oils, fats and grease.

Huge amounts of OFGs, sugars and starches go down our kitchen and bathroom drains while washing utensils and bathing. Once in the drain line, they accumulate and corrode the pipes, creating foul odours and breeding grounds for insects and flies.

Chemicals make it worse

Unfortunately, there are no quick fixes. Harsh chemicals, soaps, solvents, physical cleaning using wires & rods simply aggravate the problem and make the clogs harder to remove.

Mechanical routing and jetting can only provide a stop-gap solution as it pushes the clogs downstream.

Blockages & loss of business

For commercial food establishments, untreated OFG leads to drain overload, foul odours, and blockages resulting in costly repairs and penalties.

As a result, health and hygiene issues ultimately lead to customer dissatisfaction due to foul odours, unpleasant sights and can adversely affect business.

Drain Field Failure

Septic tanks often turn troublesome due to overflows and require frequent pumping. If not treated quickly, it leads to choked systems, drain field failure, and unbearable odours.

Equipment breakdown

For municipalities, sewerage is a major problem. OFGs discharged into sewers from food and commercial establishments; clog pipes, pumps, and downstream equipment, resulting in high operation and maintenance costs.

Environmental hazard

Over 90% of wastewater in developing countries is discharged into rivers and streams without any treatment!

Once OFG enters the environment, it can rob surface waters of dissolved oxygen, leading to fish kills and eutrophication.

Examples of OFG issues


Chicken Factory effluent pond (clogged with grease)

After treatment with Grease Eradication System




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