There is nothing about Thanksgiving we don’t love — the smells, the laughter, the cozy feeling of home, the time to slow down with those that you love and, of course, the delicious food. We want you to enjoy your holiday without worrying about expensive and messy grease clogs, so below is a handy list to save (or memorize) of items that should never go down the sink.
Never Rinse These Items Down the Kitchen Sink Drain
The Thanksgiving holiday is especially stressful for household drains. Grease clogs are an expensive problem to fix and it also means that you could experience a sewer backup into your home. To skip a major plumbing problem this holiday season, always properly dispose of cooking fats, oils and grease. Here is a list of common cooking and baking items that get rinsed down the sink, which cause major plumbing issues for you and large sewer issues for your neighborhood and city.
All of these items contain pipe clogging FOG (fats, oils and grease):
- Cooking oil
- Food scraps
- Meat scraps
- Salad Dressing
- Dairy (cream, milk and yogurt)
Avoid a costly bill from your plumber this holiday season by following a few basic rules when it comes to disposing of food items.
- Scrape food from dishes into your trashcan prior to washing them in the sink.
- Place a strainer in the sink to catch food scraps and dispose of them in the trash.
- Do not rinse any fats, oils or grease down your kitchen sink drain. Responsibly dispose of FOG after cooking a meal with the Grease Hero.
Stock Up on Grease Hero for Holiday Cooking
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 grease into it and then promptly dispose of it. It’s designed with recyclable materials to absorb the oil and grease waste and can be thrown out with your regular garbage. 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.
Ditch the grease clogs, plumbing issues and headache this Thanksgiving and entire holiday season by following these simple disposal tips.
Additional posts related to this topic:
- Your Holiday Cooking Prep Guide
- Turkey Grease Clogs Pipes, No Grease Down the Sink This Thanksgiving
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