Grease is a big problem for waste management facilities. Balls and blankets of grease and other gross stuff will stick to the walls of lift stations and sewage systems. And if not maintained properly, lift stations can succumb to the buildup, causing slowdowns and system damage.
To avoid issues with valves, motors, pumps, ventilation, operators will use chlorinated solvents and petroleum-based degreaser to eliminate grease, fat and oil buildup. The problem is that these powerful chemicals are terrible for their systems and the environment.
Eco-friendly products, including all-natural degreasers, should be used as much as possible, especially for lift station maintenance. But making the switch to an all-natural solvent isn’t as cut and dry as it sounds.
We get it: when you’re working with something as biohazardous as sewage, switching to another product doesn't sound enticing.
You've relied on chlorinated solvents to get the job done for so long, so why risk it? Well, there are so many good reasons to make the switch. Here’s why you should invest in a biodegradable industrial cleaner like Eco Degreaser for sewer line and lift station maintenance.
- You won’t harm wildlife or bodies of water.
- You won’t get in trouble for polluting the environment.
- You may be eligible for tax breaks.
- You won’t be putting your employees in harm’s way.
- Your facility will operate as efficiently as it did before.
All-natural degreasers work just as hard as the toxic chlorine solvents you've used for so long. Instead of using petroleum-based cleaners and harsh alkaline cleaners, why not use a product made from natural and biodegradable ingredients? For instance, our Eco Degreaser is a granular lift station and sewer cleaner that will tackle scum blankets, grease balls, and odors in a more natural way.
Your conscious will be clear. So will the rivers and streams around your facility. Switching to an all-natural degreaser is the smart move.
Of course, do your research.
Not all companies use natural ingredients in their "natural" products. Some companies will stick an eco-friendly label on their products even when it uses the same harmful chemicals. Speak with other facility operators and talk about which brands they trust to get the job done.
Eco Degreaser will eliminate grease, oil, hair, feminine products, adhesives, wax and much more.
To get you started, here's a link to Eco Degreaser, an all-natural industrial cleaner trusted by wastewater management teams across the country. This 100% biodegradable granular formula is a safer alternative to petroleum-based cleaners and harsh alkaline cleaners. You'll find degreasers in granular and liquid form. Both will work just as well.