You’re destroying your pipes every time you wash cooking oil down the drain. Don’t even think about pouring that hot oil in your kitchen sink. We get it - it’s hot, oily and messy. But it can also cost you thousands of dollars and put your entire neighborhood at risk!
How does this happen?
When oil is hot, the molecules move freely, letting it flow gently from the pan to your sink. However, mere moments after this happens, it solidifies just enough to trap more oil and grease as well as other gunk and debris.
This pipe trap grows bit by bit, day by day, until it’s big enough to stop water from flowing through your pipes. Not to mention, it's devastating on local sewer systems and septic tanks. Irresponsibly disposing of cooking oil and grease can clog your entire neighborhood’s sewer system!
How can you tell if your pipes are getting clogged?
Over time, you’ll notice that liquids do not drain as quickly anymore. It gets slower and slower until one day, your drain eventually burbles and spits water up at you. Or stops draining entirely! A tell-tale sign is a nasty drain smell in addition to slow draining. If you have both of those, keep reading. There is a free solution!
How can you prevent this?
1. Wait for the grease or oil to cool and wipe it away with paper towels.
This works until you realize the amount of trees you have to kill in order to dispose of 1 cup of grease. (hint: it's a lot and it makes a mess!)
2. Pour the grease into a cup and keep it around your kitchen
This is an “okay” method of disposing of cooking oils and grease. But depending on what you cook, that stinky oil smell will stick around for a while and if you have a busy kitchen (kids, pets, or a lost husband or wife) that cup can be knocked over very easily, creating a whole new set of kitchen problems for you.
3. Solidify the grease before you dispose of it
This is by far the best method. After cooking, while the oil is still hot, pour a packet of the Grease Fairy Magic Dust into the pan, stir it, then let it sit for about an hour. It’ll solidify, and stay solid. Then you can simply pluck it out of the pan in one piece and throw it in the trash. It won't melt and start stinking up your kitchen.
No clogged pipes, no costly repairs, no nasty smells, no mess.
How can you fix pipes that are clogged with oil without harsh chemicals?
- Run your faucet on the hottest temperature setting.
- Pour a gallon of boiling water down the drain.
- Squirting dish soap down the drain at the same time while you are pouring boiling water.
If you’ve been pouring oils and grease down the drain for years and the above steps do not work for you, call your local plumber.