Water School

Can I put grease down my kitchen sink?

While restaurants and other commercial establishments are required to install traps to catch grease that goes down the drain, no such limits are placed on residences. However, continually dumping grease down the drain can result in a stinky, messy and likely costly problem. Once in the pipes, the grease tends to coagulate, and it might not be long before you face a sewer backup. Instead, consider throwing away the grease, or if your area offers it, take it to a recycling center.




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