Fatberg Removal

At Hydro Cleansing we have a team of the fully qualified drain, sewer and confined space engineers who are experienced with removing fatbergs from drainage systems and sewers. Our specialist team are passionate about leading the fatberg fight, working with industry regulators to inform and educate on the correct waste disposal process, and advising on the legal obligations for firms who handle FOGS (Fat, oil & grease).


Dinosaur – Fatberg Monster Whitechapel’s fatberg weighed more than 14 T Rex’s


What are Fatbergs?

Fatbergs are becoming increasingly common, affecting the UK's sewer networks and wastewater systems. Fatbergs are the collections of fatty food waste, grease and wet wipes among other substances which can potentially grow to the size of a Boeing 747.

Plane –Jumbo jet fatberg

They are caused by oil, grease and fat being poured down sinks, where they congeal and stick to sewer walls. Once this build-up has occurred, other waste that enters the sewer can often stick to the fat, causing a 'snowball effect' and gradually increasing the size of the Fatberg.

What Damage Can Be Caused?

During periods of heavy rainfall, Fatbergs can cause our sewer network to become overwhelmed which can lead to the flooding of foul sewage waste. This can cause serious disruption to the surrounding area, as well as damaging the infrastructure. It can also cause regular blockages to both domestic and commercial drainage in close proximity to the build-up.

Whale - Are you feeding the Fatberg

Prevention

Wet wipes are the most common sanitary product to attach itself to collections of fat and grease so it is important to refrain from flushing them down the toilet when possible.  Grease and fat traps offer the easiest solution to preventing the occurrence of Fatbergs by preventing grease and fat from entering the sewer system. We offer comprehensive fat and grease trap services, from installation to cleaning, removal and safe disposal, we can ensure you are not feeding the Fatbergs.

Removal

Our highly qualified team have an outstanding reputation for environmental cleansing. Our operatives remove infamous fatbergs such as the Whitechapel “Monster” where fatbergs have been a concern and widely reported.

Whitechapel Fatberg weighed more than 3 Humpback whales


Once they have grown to a substantial size, Fatbergs can prove to be extremely hard to remove.  Hydro Cleansing's powerful super combination tankers jet at 4,000psi, allowing us to break down the build-up and safely remove the obstruction.  Megatron's on board recycling system allows us to filter out water which can then be re-used for jetting, meaning we can stay on site for longer periods of time.

Speak to us today

If you would like further information about our Fatberg services please contact our experienced team who will be able to offer you solutions to any fatberg issues you may have.