You know the scene…
You’re happily cooking a meal in the kitchen and among the ingredients you have oils and fats that will be left over at the end of the meal. All this oil and fat has to go somewhere and for many people the easiest place is down the sink.
Many people think running the hot tap to help the grease on its way is a good idea. This is a scene that happens in Auckland households every day. It may not seem to be a problem but you just wait.
Over time, the oil and fat deposits build up and eventually block your drains. It may take months or even years but the eventual result is bound to be a blocked drain. Every day, people place calls to plumbers to unblock drains because of the build-up of oil and grease. That’s an extra plumbing bill that could easily be avoided, not to mention the disruption to your household if your blocked drain floods.
How to Avoid the Build-Up of Oil and Grease
We recommend that at the end of each meal, you collect all the grease and oil and place it in a container before placing the container in a bin.
Here are some containers you can use to dispose of oil, fat and grease. Make sure they have a lid to keep the grease and oil within:
- Plastic yoghurt container
- Disposable plastic drinking bottle
- Tin food can
After pouring the oil and grease into a sealable, disposable container, use paper towels to wipe the inside of greasy pots and pans to remove any further oil and grease before washing them.
Follow this quick and simple advice to look after the drains in your home and your town.
Remember to NOT use hot water to flush oils and grease down the sink. This does not solve the problem.
What to Do If Your Drains Are Blocked
If your drains are blocked and you need them cleaned and unblocked, then Drain Blasters can help with their drain unblocking service.
Years of experience means our expert team at Drain Blasters has seen every type of blocked drain and they know exactly what to do.