The Problems Created By Pouring Grease Down Your Kitchen Sink
You have a pan full of bacon grease, and it just seems so easy to pour it down the sink before you start to wash the pan. But did you know you should never dump grease down a drain? Pouring grease down a sink drain can result in damage to your drain pipes and some costly plumbing bills. Instead, take a moment to pour the grease into a can or bottle that can be placed in your trashcan. The few seconds it takes to dispose of the grease properly could save you thousands in plumbing bills later.
Why Is Grease Bad For Your Drains And Plumbing?
You might be wondering why that liquid grease in your pan is any different from other liquids that you pour down your sink drain. And the answer is that the grease will not remain in a liquid form very long. Within just minutes, the liquid will begin to cool and congeal into a sticky solid mass that will create a blockage in your drain pipes.
Even if you run hot water while pouring the grease, it will not make it through your home’s drain and sewer line before it begins to wreak havoc. Just a small deposit of grease will become very tacky and snag all of the hair and other debris flowing through your drain. You will soon discover that your sink and tub drains are cleaning more slowly because of the clog that the greasy gunk is forming.
Finally, if the grease is still hot, it can instantly begin to melt plastic drain pipes and fittings. The result will be tiny leaks throughout your drains. Over time, you will notice a foul smell as the waste and dirty water begin to leak into your walls and floors. Left unrepaired, these small drain pipe leaks can result in thousands of dollars in water and contamination damage to your home.
What To Do If You Have Been Dumping Grease Down The Sink
If you were unaware of the issues caused by grease in your drain pipes, it is time to take fast action. The problems have begun but might not be to a critical level yet. A small clog might be hard to notice. But clogs never stay small. They grow into massive issues that flood your home. But you can avoid all of those problems by calling (706) 303-0987 for a professional drain cleaning from the pros at The Drain Surgeon.
What Is Professional Drain Cleaning?
When you have grease coated drain pipes, the only way to eliminate the possibility of a nasty flood is with a professional drain cleaning. This process uses nothing but very high-pressure clean water to blast away clogs. There is sufficient water volume to fill all of your drain lines and even blast away all grease and residue that will create future clogs.
There are no harsh chemicals used in the process, so you never need to worry about toxic fumes or damage to your drain pipes. And because we know that this process works every time, we guarantee each professional drain cleaning.
What About Other Drain Cleaners?
The truth is that chemical drain cleaners you can buy at the big box store do more damage than good. These caustic liquids are designed to eat away at the drain clogs, but what often happens is that they eat away your drain pipe first. Then you are left with leaking drains and a future full of costly plumbing bills and even mold contamination in your home. Never trust chemical drain cleaners. If you want to try a do it yourself remedy, use only baking soda and vinegar, which will not damage your drain or sewer pipes.
Avoiding Drain Clogs
The best way to avoid drain clogs is to keep certain items away from your drains. Even if you have a garbage disposal, avoid putting grease, eggshells, coffee grounds, or large pieces of food down your kitchen sink. If you discover an issue with your drains, remember, only trust a professional drain cleaning from the pros at The Drain Surgeon. Give us a call at (706) 303-0987 for a guaranteed and safe solution to your clogged drain.