Pouring grease down your drain can cause serious problems to the pipes in your house and to our sewer lines.

When you pour oil and grease down the drain it sticks to the sewer pipes and the buildup restricts the water flow which can cause blockages and backups in your house.

Here are a few tips to keep the sewer lines fat-free!

  • Collect the leftover cooking oil and grease in a can and once it hardens, throw it in the garbage.
  • Throw meat and greasy food scraps in the trash, not the garbage disposal.
  • Wipe out pots and pans with a paper towel to remove grease or leftover cooking residue.
  • Scrape food waste into the garbage.


If you are experiencing a sewer back up please call our office at: 440-279-1970 or if it is after office hours please call the 24/7 line at: (440) 286-7292 or (877) 902-2359.

What Not to Flush

Even if a product claims to be disposable, it may still be harmful to the pipes in your house and our sewer lines. Sewer lines are not a waste disposal unit, they are only designed to handle human waste and toilet paper. Instead of flushing questionable items, put them in a bag and throw them in the garbage. Flushing the wrong items may cause backups in your home. Click here for more information.

Here are some examples of items that should not be flushed:

  • Disposable diapers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Cotton balls or swabs
  • Wipes of any kind (HUGE problem)
  • Condoms
  • Facial tissues
  • Bandages or dental floss/items
  • Razors and blades
  • Medicines of any kind
  • Syringes and needles: contact your local doctor or hospital to find out how to properly dispose of them.
  • Automotive fluids, paint, solvents, sealants, and thinners
  • Poisons and hazardous materials

If you do experience a backup, call the emergency number(s) below. Homeowners should contact their insurance company if there are damages or costs associated with sewer backups. If the homeowner’s insurance company requires the Geauga County insurance information, please have them contact our office.