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Helpful Tips for Maintaining Your Sewer System
The wastewater treatment system in your residence or place of business conducts wastewater away quickly and efficiently, with a minimum of effort on your part. Using that system wisely benefits everyone. By following these simple steps:
1. You'll avoid clogging or other damage to your internal plumbing system, which could result in costly repairs
2. You'll keep the MCSE system operating smoothly, with a minimum of interruptions for maintenance
3. You'll help to protect the environment.
In Your Kitchen:
- Avoid pouring cooking grease down your drain. Use a can or jar and discard it in the trash.
- If you have a garbage disposal, always run cold water during the entire time it's operating, and be certain to let it run long enough to grind table scraps thoroughly.
- Don't put fibrous items, such as celery or corn on the cob, down your disposal. Avoid disposing of scraps that are too large or too hard for your disposal to grind thoroughly.
In Your Bathroom:
- Use a "hair snare" type device over the drain in your tub or shower to keep hair and debris from entering your system.
- Never throw paper towels, sanitary napkins, disposable diapers, plastic materials or anything other than toilet tissue down your toilet.
In Your Laundry Room:
- Use "hair snare" type inserts in your stationary tub and screening over your floor drain to keep lint from your washing machine out of the system.
- Don't dispose of paints, cleaning fluids, solvents or other similar materials in your floor drain. Contact the Mahoning County Green Team at 330-740-2060 for information on proper disposal of these items.
Outside the Home:
- If you have a drain in your garage or driveway, be sure that oil or grease from your car doesn't enter it. You can recycle old oil from an oil change at many service stations, garages or auto parts stores.
Businesses or Institutions:
- In any building where food service facilities are provided, use a properly-installed and maintained grease trap.