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Why You Should Never Pour Grease Down Your Drain


Pouring grease down your drain is a great way to ensure your drains will eventually clog.

We get it, cleaning up after cooking that great meal can feel painful, but please do not pour that grease down the drain! It may seem like the easiest way to get rid of the mess, but it is also the easiest way to clog up your drains.

Why is grease bad for your drain?

When it is hot, grease is a liquid but as it cools down it hardens. It is also very sticky and can trap food and other contaminates as it dries. This can lead to a slowly draining sink and a clogged drain. Over time grease in your main drain can build up to the point where a simple snake machine won’t work! We have seen grease build ups so bad that the grease has calcified into large chunks which are very hard to remove from the drain line. We urge all of our customers to watch what they put down their drain and to never pour grease down the drain.

 What to do before you have a major grease blockage

Simple homeowner drain maintenance can keep you from having a grease clog. The best remedy we have found is: Slowly pour near boiling water down the drain, along with dish soap. If you want to get your drain really clean, try adding some vinegar and baking soda. This old-time cleaning method is still one of the easiest, cost efficient and environmentally friendly options out there.

What to do if you are having a major grease blockage     

We often get called in by homeowners or other plumbers when they have pulled back a lot of grease on their snake machine and still cannot clear the drain line. This means the grease has created a serious blockage. It could be from years and years of pouring grease down the drain without knowing and only now seeing the disastrous effects. When this is the case, we recommend hydro jetting. These specialty hydro jetting machines send high pressure water, filtered through a special nozzle, to clean the drain. This method of drain cleaning is more costly than snaking, but it is also 10 times more effective. It can restore your drain lines to almost new!

Why use trouble Shooters

We have been Toronto’s go to company for drain hydro flushing for over 25 years. We do not sub out this service, it is performed by our team of highly experienced technicians. Most of our employees have been with us over 10 years and can provide an unparallel level of insight into your problem. We own and operate all our equipment, which allows us to stand firmly behind our service.

If you are experiencing a drain blockage from pouring grease down the drain, call the trusted team at Trouble Shooters! We have been in the plumbing and drain business since 1944, our expertise can’t be matched! Our plumbers will unclog your drains fast.

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Calcified blockage in drain line before flushing.

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