Many people pour grease down their drain, not knowing this is a big mistake. It may not only result in needing to hire a plumber, but it may also result in huge problems for your city’s sewer system. This causes issues for everyone.

How Does Grease Affect Drains?

Once grease cools off, it goes from being a liquid to being a solid. It only takes a few minutes for this to occur when you pour grease down a drain. The grease quickly becomes a sticky trap that collects other debris poured into the drain. Before you know it, the drain is clogged and you may need to call a plumber to fix the problem.

Drain Doctor Plumbing & Rooter in Covina, CA can help you if your plumbing system has clogged drains. We’ve been helping families in the area with their plumbing issues since 1996.

Can’t I Just Dump Grease in the Drain With Hot Water and Dish Soap?

Many people believe it’s okay to dump grease down the drain, as long as you do so with hot water and some dish soap. This only works so well. All this will do is make it take a bit more time for the grease to solidify. It can do so deep in your home’s plumbing system or in your city’s sewer system.

What Should You Do With Grease?

If you use cooking oils or make greasy food, let the oil cool down in the pan before disposing of it. When it’s a small amount of grease, pour it into your garbage can on top of some paper towels. If it’s a large amount of oil, pour it into a container so it can be reused.

At Drain Doctor Plumbing & Rooter, our plumbing services include drain cleaning, hydrojetting and NU Flow. Our team can also help you with fixture services, gas line repiping and pipe descaling in your Covina home. We’re also the team to call for sewer services, conventional water heaters and tankless water heaters. Please call today to schedule an appointment.

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