Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Maintaining Drains through Proper Grease Disposal

Neglecting repair issues in your home, such as a blocked drain system, can be harmful to your health. The musty smell of stagnant water, along with mosquito infestation on pooled, dirty water, can create an unhealthy environment for you and your family, especially in the summer heat in Edmonton, where breeding season for these bugs is at its peak.

Did you know that disposing leftover cooking grease into your sink drain largely contributes to drain clogging? The fats in the grease or oil from your kitchen combine with chemicals in the sewers to form nasty conglomerations of matter that build up and block pipes.

So rather than flush cooking oil and grease down the drain, wipe out the oil with a paper towel and dispose in the bin. If it’s a large amount of oil, pour it in a sealable container, and throw in the garbage. 

You might also consider reusing deep-fry oil, if still clear, and not yet dark or dirty, with a fishy smell. Simply refrigerate after sealing. Either way, proper grease disposal is a sure way to avoid constant drain cleaning.

While you can do drain cleaning yourself, if you’re in the habit of emptying your cooking oil into the sink drain, or washing your pots or pans without wiping the grease off, call on plumbing specialists to help clean your drains out. With DIY cleaning in serious blockage, you might only end up damaging the pipes, and costing you a lot more in the long run.

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