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How can Grease-X cure my problems with fats, oils and grease (FOG) in the wastewater system?
Grease-X Emulsifier and Grease-X Jet emulsify FOG to clear blockages and restore your pipeline flow. This product treats the immediate symptoms. Then, regular treatments with Grease-X Biozyme provide the long-term cure. Not only do the microbes in Grease-X Biozyme digest FOG, they also reproduce and form colonies, coating pipe walls and continuing to digest FOG as it passes through the line. In addition, this slick coating prevents grease from sticking to and building up on pipe walls.
Does Grease-X use caustic chemicals?
No. All Grease-X formulas are free of corrosive or caustic chemicals and they contain no halogenated solvents such as trichloroethylene or carbon tetrachloride. Grease-X Emulsifier and Grease-X Jet are both non-polluting and biodegradable, which makes them ideal because they meet Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations. Grease-X Biozyme and Grease-X Biodeodorizer use only natural microorganisms. Consult the Grease-X Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for more details:: Grease-X Biozyme MSDS Grease-X Deodorizer MSDS Grease-X Emulsifier MSDS Grease-X Jet MSDS
Can Grease-X damage any part of the wastewater collection system?
No. Unlike corrosive chemicals and cutting equipment, Grease-X will not damage your wastewater collection system. In fact, Grease-X is actually good for your system. The microbes in Grease-X Biozyme create a slick coating on pipeline walls to improve flow. Plus, Grease-X Biozyme effectively biodegrades detergents that can lower surface tension of wastewater, improving wastewater plant efficiency by 30 to 40 percent.
Do lines have to be cleaned before using Grease-X Biozyme?
If your pipelines and lift stations have a heavy buildup of FOG, it’s a good idea to apply Grease-X Jet or Grease-X Emulsifier first to break it down and prevent backups. Otherwise, you can apply Grease-X Biozyme, and it will begin digesting FOG immediately.
Once I've started treating lines with Grease-X, what will maintenance cost?
Grease-X costs less than two cents per foot, per week for an 8-inch pipe with heavy grease from several restaurants. Remember, you can save even more by using your own crews and equipment and eliminate the need for special contractors. You also won’t have the cost of backups and service interruptions.
If the microbes in Grease-X Biozyme reproduce, why do I need to reapply it weekly?
Although Grease-X Biozyme microbes do reproduce, they are susceptible to toxins and other chemicals commonly flowing through wastewater treatment systems. Regular applications of Grease-X Biozyme ensures a steady supply of active grease-digesting microbes in the line.
Do Grease-X and RootX work together?
Yes. Grease-X and RootX attack different problems in wastewater collection systems. Grease-X products break down and digest fats, oils and grease that can clog pipelines and lift stations. RootX kills roots that can intrude into and clog pipelines. The products complement each other and applying one does not disrupt the effectiveness of the other.
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