FOG is something we advise our clients to avoid. We don’t mean to say this while driving but in the kitchen. FOG can cause damage to your plumbing and bank accounts. The substances can solidify in your pipes and can cause a clog.
Let’s find out why cooking oil and grease should not be disposed of in the kitchen drain or any other drain.
What happens to the grease that has drained down the drain?
Although the fat, oil, or grease that you put down your kitchen sink starts out as fluid, it doesn’t stay that same way. Within minutes, the grease will cool down and become solidified in your pipes.
Once the grease has solidified, it becomes a barrier to other substances that can make their way down your pipes. This gradual stoppage can be a problem as the sink drains more slowly. It may stop draining completely.
You might think, “I’ll just pour the grease down the toilet if it’s so bad in the kitchen,” but this is a dangerous alternative. Grease down your toilet, just like in the kitchen will solidify and block your sewer line.
How can I properly get rid of my cooking grease?
How can grease be disposed of down the kitchen sink or toilet? It’s simple. Let the grease cool down and set before you throw it away. You can then throw it in your trash can. It might take some time to clean up, so make sure you give all greasy areas a good scrub.
You can try baking soda and vinegar to break up grease-related clogs in your kitchen sink. Then, use hot water to rinse it out. Grease clogs are notoriously stubborn, so if that method doesn’t do the trick, the next smart move is to call the experts at Clog Kings LLC. Before the blockage becomes more serious, we can remove it. Schedule an appointment today at (727) 479-4028.
This post was written by Joey Denick. Joey is the Owner and Operator of Clog Kings. At Clog Kings, LLC, we pride ourselves on our dedication and efficiency. We know you don’t have time to waste. That’s why we work fast to get your home or commercial building back up and running in no time. If you are looking for St.pete Plumbing then look no further because we got you covered!