Grease Down the Sink Causes a Stink

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Grease down the sink causes both a stink and major plumbing problem. Often, people rinse cooking grease down the sink because it’s still in liquid form and they just want to get rid of the unsightly mess.  However, if you let that pan of grease sit out for an hour or more, you will find that it hardens into a pipe clogging substance.

When grease, in its liquid form, is rinsed down the sink, it quickly mixes with the cold water in your plumbing, hardens and builds up around the interior of your pipe. This reduces the diameter of the pipe, which means your sink drains slower. Once that buildup is there, it doesn’t take long for it to accumulate food scraps and other items rinsed down the sink—which causes a foul odor in your kitchen.

Finally, your pipe will become completely clogged and wastewater will begin to flow back into your sink and up through the drains in your home.  If this sounds like a complete plumbing nightmare, we agree.

No Grease Down the Sink

This time of year, cities and municipalities ramp up their FOG (fats, oils and grease) campaigns to remind everyone of the dangers of rinsing turkey drippings, vegetable oil and other common holiday cooking ingredients down the sink. Hello, fatbergs. The large uptick in holiday cooking means that fatbergs grow at an alarming pace during the holiday season. These pipe busting fatbergs clog city sewer lines and send raw sewage spewing into roads, neighborhoods, and the environment.

We are here to remind you that while it is great to be mindful now, this is a plumbing and environmental contamination issue all year round. Recently, droughts, storm surges and freshwater contamination have been in the news. Water is a major topic because it is a commodity that needs to be taken care of considering there is a finite amount of it available. So, each time you make a responsible decision to properly dispose of that pan of bacon grease, those turkey drippings, or sauté cooking oil etc. you are benefiting our environment and water supply. If we all make this a priority, we can have a real impact on the health of our planet.

Grease Hero Drain Guards

Grease Hero is designed to be placed into the top of your kitchen sink drain, so you can quickly and easily pour the used cooking fats, oils and grease into it and then promptly dispose of the entire drain guard. It’s designed with recyclable materials to absorb the oil/grease waste and can be thrown out with your regular garbage or upcycled at your city’s recycling facility. See Grease Hero in action on our YouTube channel. 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.

Don’t let grease down the sink cause a stink in your home and neighborhood.


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