Why You Should Never Pour Grease Down Your Drain
With the holiday season approaching, that can mean one thing: lots and lots of good food. While those foods may be good for the soul, they are NOT good for your drains. Home plumbing systems are not built to be utilized as food waste disposal systems. That includes foods that may be liquid, such as grease and other fats. In this blog, we will go over why you should NEVER pour grease down your drain.
What Can Happen If You Pour Grease Down Your Drain
Liquid grease and fats may go down the drain but can get caught in your home’s plumbing further down. As they cool and solidify, they build up causing troublesome blockages. These blockages can worsen and result in much larger, costly repairs such as a burst pipe.
Common Sources of Grease & Other Fats
- Butter or margarine
- Meat fats
- Cooking oils
What To Do With Leftover Grease
If you find yourself with any leftover grease or fats, there are a couple of things you can do. First, you can pour the grease into a container where you can allow it to solidify and dispose of later. We highly recommend allowing the grease to cool to a safe handling temperature if it is hot. With cooking oils, you may need to soak them up with paper towels to effectively contain and manage them before throwing them in the garbage.
While we would love to be invited over for your holiday festivities, follow these tips to help maintain clog-free drains throughout your home. And if you do need plumbing services, remember to call Lake Cook Plumbing. Just see what our other customers have had to say!