How does FOG clog the sewer?

Sewage backups and overflows are sometimes the result of grease buildup, which can cause property damage, environmental problems, and other health hazards. Fats, oil, and grease (FOG) get into the sewers mainly from commercial food service establishments that do not have adequate FOG control measures in place such as grease interceptors.  When waste FOG is washed into the plumbing system, usually through kitchen sinks and floor drains, it sticks to the insides of plumbing pipes and city sewers. Over time, waste FOG builds up to such an extent that it eventually blocks the entire pipe causing sewage backups and overflows.

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1. What is FOG?
2. How does FOG clog the sewer?
3. What can I do to prevent FOG in my drain at home?