Why you should never pour oils or grease down our drain

Published on: September 1, 2021

We’ve all been guilty of it at some point. But pouring oil or grease down your drain is one of the worst things you can do for your plumbing system.

Although certainly convenient at the time, doing so can cause serious problems down the road.

Why is Grease and Oil Bad for Drains?

Grease and oil are essentially fats. And as with any fat, at hot temperatures they melt. This makes it seem like pouring them down the drain is an ok thing to do. After all, its liquid and will just rinse away, right? WRONG.

When fats such as oils and greases cool down (even just to room temperature), they begin to solidify. This solid or semi-solid goo forms a sticky trap that easily grabs hold of any other debris, gunk, or food items washed down the drain. The result? A clog or blockage that makes your pipes drain slow…or not at all.

How can you avoid this plumbing disaster? Simply toss any left-over grease or oils in your garbage/refuse. To avoid a mess, consider bagging the fat/oil before adding it to the trash can.

But if you do find yourself in a sticky situation, with a slow or clogged drain, and you’re in the greater Brevard County, Melbourne FL, Cocoa FL, Merritt Island FL, Cocoa Beach FL, Cape Canaveral FL, or Rockledge FL area, give us a call and we’ll get it cleared ASAP.

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