Grease is one of the things that plumbers really make it a point to avoid putting down your drain, but why? As it turns out, there is a lot of reasons why you would never want to put grease down the drain. Let’s take a look into some of the reasons why grease is awful for your drains.
One of the biggest issues with hot grease is that it can change state very temperamentally. With added heat, the grease becomes looser, but with any coldness, we can see that the grease starts to thicken up until it gets to the point where it becomes solid. Once it becomes solid, it completely blocks up the drain and can cause major issues in your home.
When grease builds up, as mentioned above, it can cause a lot of issues for you and your home. Whether you are in the city, or if you are in the suburbs, this buildup can occur and cause clogs, sewage leaks, and backups, that can take weeks to fix. This being said, one of the biggest areas that we see grease buildup problems is areas near restaurants, which makes sense as they most likely would use a significant amount of grease when cooking.
Similarly, during the Thanksgiving time of the year, we also see a lot of issues, because the cooking of turkeys, as well as bacon and items containing butter, such as mashed potatoes and others, produce a lot of greases that can seize up in the drain.
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