The Drain is Not a Dump
Many people are unaware that pouring hot water and detergent down the drain only breaks up grease temporarily. Grease should NEVER be poured down the drain. If small amounts of grease accidently get into your drain, flush with COLD water.
By following a few simple steps, you can prevent costly sewer spills in the future:
- Pour small amounts of cooking oil (this includes salad dressing, frying oil and bacon fat) into a container suitable for hot grease and dispose of in the garbage - not down the drain.
- Wipe dishes and pots that are coated with greasy leftovers with a disposable towel prior to washing or placing in the dishwasher.
- Place fat trimmings from meat in the trash, not in the garbage disposal.
- Never flush grease down a toilet - this also causes sewer backups.
Thank you for your help in preventing sewer blockages and spills.