New deFOG™ Microbial Degreaser from Helix Labs Solves Leading Cause of SSOs, Residential Backups

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The powerful microbes in deFOG products excel at digesting F.O.G., creating a persistent slime layer capable of combating F.O.G. in a sustainable, eco-friendly manner.

With deFOG, municipalities can attack F.O.G. in a way that demands far less water, labor and machinery.

New from Helix Laboratories, potent deFOG™ microbial degreasers reduce sewer F.O.G. (fats, oils and grease) in a non-hazardous, eco-friendly manner. They help prevent SSOs and residential back-ups by maximizing the carrying capacity of sewer mains, and by reducing the potential for clogged lift stations. Specially designed to devour sewer F.O.G., deFOG can be applied locally and incrementally, offering an affordable alternative to jetting—one that uses no water, poses fewer worker safety risks, and improves overall system reliability.

“In the U.S., F.O.G. causes 47% of SSOs and 62% of residential backups,” says Will Dunn, President of Helix Laboratories. “With deFOG, we’ve cultivated a strain of beneficial microbe that is uniquely efficient at breaking down F.O.G. Now, municipalities can attack F.O.G. in a way that demands far less water, labor and machinery.”

deFOG comes in application-specific formulations to deal with F.O.G. in different types of structures and of varying severity, including:

  • Effluent-soluble blocks for lift stations and sewer lines (Grease Blocks)
  • Powder additive for lift stations (Porc N Bags)
  • Metered liquid in shock dose and maintenance quantities for pipes and lift stations (Minimize LIQ, Seed, HL-5000)
  • Microbial degreaser additive for jetter trucks (JetBugs)

Helix Laboratories offers complete, turn-key solutions for optimizing sewer function. These solutions start with a system-wide assessment to identify problem areas, followed by implementation of targeted treatments with ongoing replenishment, assessment and recalibration. By addressing the most serious threats to sewer function, Helix products deliver ROI-positive results that reduce the workload of municipalities while extending infrastructure service life and boosting ratepayer satisfaction.

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