The Hazards of Thanksgiving Grease on Your Drain

November 17, 2020

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you’ll likely find yourself doing quite a bit of cooking. With the amount of time that you are going to spend cooking, you are also going to do your fair share of cleaning the fats, oils, and grease leftover. While the natural inclination may be to dispose of your waste through the drain, it is actually a mistake and could possibly wreak havoc on your plumbing. Here are some of the perils of trying to pour your Thanksgiving grease down your drain and what you should do instead.

Improper Disposal

Deciding to dispose of grease down your garbage disposal can lead to negative consequences to your plumbing. Your garbage disposal and its blade won’t be able to remove the grease. Continual dumping of grease down your garbage disposal will ruin your blades. Pouring grease down your drain can also clog it. Characteristics of a blocked drain are foul smell, slow drainage, and gurgling noises from your drain. If you witness any of these characteristics and suspect that you have a clogged drain, the recommended option is to call a professional plumbing company like ProFlo who will get the job done in an efficient and affordable manner.

Disposing Grease the Right Way 

There are multiple ways to dispose of grease that won’t clog your drain. If you have a small amount of leftover grease on your stove from cooking, leave it out for some time to solidify. Then, use a tool like a spatula to take the grease out and toss it into the trash can. If you’re dealing with a larger amount of grease, a method that you can employ is storing it in some jar or container. Once the jar or container is full, you can then throw it out. 

If you do encounter any plumbing issues, our expert team at ProFlo is ready to help. Residents of Canyon Lake, Temecula, Murrieta, and the Inland Empire can attest to ProFlo’s commitment to quality service and excellent customer experience. If you’re interested in what ProFlo can do for you, give us a call today at (951) 694-1300 to schedule an appointment or to request a free estimate.

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