Why You Should Avoid Pouring FOG (Fats, Oils, Grease) Down the Kitchen Sink
When we tell our clients to exercise caution around the fog, we don’t only mean when they are driving; we also meanwhile they are in the kitchen preparing food. FOG is an abbreviation that stands for “fats, oils, and grease.” These are the three components that are denoted by the term. If you dump FOG down the drain in the kitchen, you run the risk of causing damage to the pipes, which would be a problem that would be quite expensive to address. These substances can conceal themselves within your plumbing, which, if allowed to happen, could result in a clog.
After examining why it is a poor idea to pour grease or oil from cooking down the drain in the kitchen – or any drain, for that matter – let’s talk about what you should do instead. First, let’s look at the reasons why it is a poor idea to do so.
What happens when the grease goes down the drain?
When fat, oil, or grease are poured down the kitchen drain, they start as a liquid but do not remain in that state for very long. Within a few short minutes, the grease will start to cool off and solidify – right there in your incredibly valuable pipes.
Because the grease has now solidified, it will serve as an obstructive barrier for other objects, such as food scraps, that make their way down your pipes. This may be an incredibly frustrating experience. This may generate a backup. It’s possible that as a result of this slow obstruction, you’ll notice that the sink drains much more slowly than it normally does, which might be a source of aggravation for you. It is also possible that the water will completely stop draining.
Here is some information for those of you who are thinking, “Okay, if the kitchen is in such a state, I’ll just pour and flush the grease down the toilet.” I’ll say it once more: you shouldn’t engage in an activity that appears to be an alternative approach to resolving the issue. If you pour grease down the drain of your toilet, just like it does in the kitchen, it will solidify and clog up your sewer system just like it does when you pour grease down the drain of your kitchen sink.
How should I get rid of cooking grease properly?
You may get rid of grease by either dumping it down the drain of the kitchen sink or flushing it down the toilet. Both of these options are available to you. These two choices are equally viable. That shouldn’t be too challenging for you. Before making any attempts to remove the grease, wait until it has had time to cool down and become more solid. After that, you need to toss it into the trash can that is the closest one to you that you have access to. Before moving on to the next stage, make sure that you scrub any oily areas well by giving them a good scrubbing before moving on to the next step. Cleaning up will be a painful experience.