FOG clogged pipes happen slowly and over time—each time you rinse a pan with leftover cooking grease or a baking bowl with melted butter, you are sending fats, oils or grease down your kitchen sink drain and coating the drain pipe with these harmful contaminants. You can think of it this way, FOG clogs your pipes and the city sewer system in much the same way that our arteries get clogged—gradually.
FOG buildup is invisible, since it is happening within your plumbing and the city sewer lines, however there are two telltale signs that your pipes have FOG buildup and are on their way to being fully clogged.
Have you noticed an odor coming from your kitchen sink recently? FOG odor is not something you can get rid of, no matter how much you try. It lingers around and seemingly gets worse each time you use your sink.
What you are actually smelling happens to be weeks, months or years of fats, oils, grease and food particles, hanging around in your plumbing. While the odor is awful enough, FOG clogged pipes also attracts pesky bugs (gnats and other small insects you don’t want hanging around your kitchen).
Slow Draining Sink
While the odor is bad enough, now you are having to deal with a slow draining sink. Each time you go to wash dishes do you notice that even after you are done, your sink is still draining? This is a good sign that your pipes are fairly clogged. The water from your faucet is having a hard time draining because the drain pipe is covered with FOG buildup, which restricts the area of flow.
The average cost of hiring an experienced plumber to fix a clogged drain is $209. This cost has gone up since last year, and we anticipate the rising trend to continue. It is safe to assume that you would rather spend that money elsewhere than down your kitchen sink.
It’s Never Too Late To Change Your FOG Disposal Habits
Old habits don’t have to be hard to break. Once you realize that sending FOG down your kitchen sink is damaging your plumbing, causing sanitary sewer overflows and contaminating the local environment, we know you will be eager to change your FOG disposal method. We all share the responsibility of keeping our environment clean and our waterways free of harmful contaminants.
Incorporating Grease Hero Into Your Kitchen Routine
Grease Hero is designed to be placed into the top of your kitchen drain, so you can quickly and easily pour the used cooking grease into it and then promptly dispose of it. It is designed with recyclable materials to absorb the FOG waste and can be thrown out with your regular garbage. This one easy change in your kitchen cleaning routine will save you money from costly plumbing repairs, the city from expensive sewer damage, and our environment from deadly contamination.
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