How to dispose of fat and grease correctly

By 17th December 2021Blockage, Drains
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Excess fat and grease going down the sink is inevitable over the Christmas period. As we enjoy all the wonderful festive foods, disposing of fats and grease properly is crucial to keeping your drains clear and running smoothly. We share our top tips below!

Keeping drains fat and grease free

Disposing of grease and fats down the kitchen sink is easily done and makes cleaning up after dinner a faster process. However, pouring hot grease, fats and oils down the sink builds up over time and can eventually lead to fatbergs forming, clogged sinks, blocked drains to flooding. In events like this our emergency plumbers would be called where we would carry out a CCTV survey to help us diagnose the problem. After we identify the issue, we would remove the build-up using high pressure jetting equipment.

To avoid drainage nightmares, disposing of grease and fat correctly is essential and easy to do.

Simple steps when disposing of fats and grease

It seems simple but wiping plates with kitchen towels before washing in the sink is a great way of making sure minimal amounts of grease and fats escape down the sink. You can also pour fats from pans into a grease trap or a used food container and wait for it to solidify. This can then be thrown in the bin avoiding any mess.

Method for wildlife lovers

Once you have collected fat & grease you can mix with dry ingredients such as nuts, oats and breadcrumbs to make fat balls for birds. Disposing of unwanted grease, fats and oils this way not only keeps your drains clear but gives wildlife the nutrients they need to survive the cold winter ahead.

For more drainage tips on how to avoid blocked drains or how to choose a good emergency plumber if drainage issues do occur read our blog!

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