Posted on04 February 2010.
Fat & Grease Makes Pipes & Drains Skinny.
To help prevent clogs in the kitchen sink, avoid disposing of cooking fats, oils and greases down the drain. Liquid fats solidify and build up in pipes and drains, especially in colder winter months and create sticky clogs, trapping food waste and other items that occasionally get washed down the drain. Pipes become narrower as the sludge builds up, restricting water flow, leading to smelly odours, slow running drains, clogs and messy backed up sinks.
Instead, pour hot fats and greases into a cup or bowl until they harden. Then simply wipe out the congealed grease with a paper towel and dispose of it in the garbage can or green bin as directed by municipal recycling guidelines.
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