Why you should not dispose of cooking fats using a sink

Did you know that around 55 percent of blockages in the sewer are due to the fact that people get rid of cooking fat by washing it down the sink? Many people believe that this is ok as you can always use bleach or detergent afterwards to ensure it doesn’t harden in the pipes. However, this is not a viable solution as it will not stay as a mixture for very long.

This is why it is important to consider the following points to ensure that you are not contributing to the drainage problems in your area and reduce the chances of blockages which could eventually flood the home.

As well as being a health hazard and messing up your home or garden, flooding caused by the disposal of grease, oil or fat down a sink can mean that the waste water could also seriously affect your local environment and wildlife.

Any leftover cooking fats in the home should really be recycled using a fat trap, which allows it to solidify before you get rid of it through your usual household rubbish bag. This saves your drainage pipes from blocking the waste water, letting it flow into the sewers and avoiding the kinds of problems described above.

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