If you are like most households, there are times you use grease to prepare your food. Whether you are using it to fry your food or simply brown it, you should dispose of it properly. When you don’t dispose of grease properly, and it makes its way into your sink, it can cause plumbing problems. The Original $49.95 Plumber is here to talk about the best ways to dispose of your cooking oil or grease in your kitchen.
Best Way to Get Rid of Grease in Your Kitchen
If you have been cooking with oil or grease, the best way to get rid of it is to find a way to put it in your trash can. There are several ways that you can do this without pouring hot grease into the trash can.
– Allow it time to solidify before putting it in the trash can.
– Pouring the oil or grease into a container you have lying around your home.
– Mixing the grease or oil with flour until it is a solid paste before putting it in the trash can.
Once you have gotten rid of all the grease or oil, it is best to use a paper towel to remove any remaining grease or oil out of the pan you were using to cook with. This will ensure the grease or oil doesn’t make its way into your plumbing.
Reuse Cooking Oil
In many instances, when you are cooking with oil, you can reuse it later. Using a cheesecloth, you can strain out any food particles that are found in the oil and put it in a sealable container to be used next time. Make sure you label the container you put it in so you know what it can be used for in the future.
Can You Put Cooking Oil Down the Sink?
You should never allow cooking oil or grease to make its way into your plumbing system. It is often the cause of clogging that can be expensive to fix. Even if the oil or grease is in liquid form when you are putting it in your drain, it will then solidify in the pipe and cause blockages that don’t allow your drain to work properly. You should also avoid pouring cooking oil outside when you are finished using it. It can cause problems for wildlife and should never be disposed of that way.
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If for some reason oil or grease has made its way down your sink, you can pour soda and white vinegar down the drain to help eat it away. Sometimes, it can cause a significant clog that only the experts at The Original $49.95 Plumber can fix for you. We are available no matter what day of the week or time of the day you find yourself with clogged drains. You can count on us to respond quickly to your call to get your plumbing back up and running in no time. Call us today!