August 08,2018

Why You Should Never Pour Grease Down the Drain

Grease is an oily mess that can cause several serious issues. Grease is particularly bad for the drain because it solidifies as it moves down and cools off. Once it cools off, the grease will solidify and act as a trap for debris and over time, the collection of debris can cause a partial or full blockage. Collected grease can also cause serious problems in the local sewer system, alongside septic tanks. A huge amount of grease in sewer lines can clog the entire neighborhood sewer system.

What you should do with those grease waste

The grease of bacon, lard, duck fat and another form of grease that can solidify at room temperature must be kept away from kitchen drains. Similarly, cooking oils such as olive oil, canola oil, and vegetable oil must never be poured down the drain also.

If the grease is still hot, simply pour it inside a dedicated grease jar or can, a mason jar or a can of soda with a lid removed, is suitable. When the jar or can is full, and the grease has solidified, then simply scoop the solid grease into the garbage bin. As per the cooking oils, make sure the oils cool off before you pour it inside the trash can. If you are dealing with a huge amount of cooking oil, then you may want to lay some paper towels at the bottom before throwing them into the trash can.

If you have already poured grease through the drain

If you have already poured grease through the drain, you should contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown for help. There are quite several preventive steps you can also take to reduce the effect of the grease. You can simply pour down a gallon of hot water down the drain while the faucet is run on its hottest temperature (alternatively, you can boil a gallon of water and pour it down the drain). You can squash some dish soap down the drain along with the hot water- the hot water will re-liquefy the grease inside the drain while the soapy water will push the grease down the drain eventually.


Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown to help you eliminate grease in the drain

If you have been pouring grease down the drain for many years, you will probably have spent some money eliminating the grease. This can cause your drain to have become weaker over the years, hence you may need some replacement plumbing services. You can rely on Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown plumbers for a reliable and cost-effective drain cleaning, drain line repair or replacement that will restore the integrity of the drain in no time.

Grease can hold on debris inside the drain for a very long time, causing partial or full clogs. When left untreated, clogs can eventually cause bigger problems for the plumbing line and such could be very expensive. The earlier you get a professional plumber, the more money you will save on plumbing services. Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown today!

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