How to Dispose of Cooking Oil and Grease

July 11, 2013

One of the most important things you can do to prevent a clogged drain is to properly dispose of fat, oil or grease that are left over after cooking.

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You should absolutely NOT pour excess grease into the sink or toilet. Even if you use soap and hot water, it will eventually cool and harden, blocking your drain. What grease or oil does is cling to the inside of your pipes and even the sewer system, causing it to back up. That’s definitely not something you want to happen in your house!

So what do you do to prevent a clogged drain in your kitchen? Pour the grease into a container to harden. The container should be non-recyclable so that you can put it can be disposed of with your garbage. If the container is not filled after one meal, you can even store it in the freezer and fill it the rest of the way the next time you’re cooking.

For smaller amounts of grease, you can simply wait for it to solidify and then wipe it with a paper towel. It is essential to do this before washing off your dishes or pans, even if it’s a small amount of oil or grease.

That’s not too difficult, is it? It will definitely save you money on repairs! Come back to the AAA Drain Cleaning Blog for more tips.

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