Many of us do more cooking for gatherings and events during the holidays. The excess fat, oils, and grease (FOG) can coat and clog pipes and cause your sewer line to back up into your home.
If you are on a septic system, cooking oils can clog your pipes or drain field. These backups and clogs can result in expensive clean up and repair costs.
Fats, oils, and grease get into sewer pipes from dishwashers, garbage disposals, washing pots and pans and from being poured directly down the sink.
Rinsing fats down the drain with hot water and detergent doesn’t really work—the grease just moves a little farther down the pipe. When it cools, it coats the inside of your plumbing.
Common FOG sources:
A little bit of grease from plates and cooking utensils can’t be avoided, but you can reduce the amount of grease going into your sewer pipes by following these simple guidelines:
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