Don’t Pour That Grease There

Don’t Pour That Grease There

Have you ever poured cooking grease down the sink? Many of us have or still do so. But doing so can have damaging effects on your pipes. When grease is poured down the drain it sticks to the pipes. One common myth is that hot water prevents this from happening but that is incorrect. Keep in mind oil and water do not mix, when water and oil get together they separate and the oil sits on top, the oil then sticks to the top of pipes and once the water is gone the remaining oil gets stuck to the bottom of the pipe; eventually coating the entire pipe and causing blockages. Clogged drains and blockages are a major issue and yet it’s a common occurrence. As grease accumulates inside pipes it begins to block the waterflow, often a foul order. When a grease clogged drain occurs everything can get smelly, messy, and unhygienic in quite a hurry, it is perhaps the nastiest of drain issues, and the hardest to deal with.

 

Signs Your Drain is Clogged with Grease

  • Slow water drainage
  • Gurgling sound
  • A bad smell emanating from your drains
  • Continuing to put grease down the drain

Tips

  • Pour baking soda and vinegar down the drains, this will help break down the fats and oil as well as making the drains smell fresher
  • Pour a small amount of ammonia down the drains, this will help clear any extra grease from the pipes
  • Get a sewer camera inspection, new technology allows a visual inspection of plumbing pipes and sewer lines. High-resolution water proof camera reveals any blockages and issues in the plumbing.
  • Hire a professional, leave all the plumbing needs and problems to the pros. Hiring a handyman or doing it yourself can sometimes cost you more in the long run. If you are in need of plumbing services call us today at 562-818-6946.

 

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