Get Rid of the Oil | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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Get Rid of the Oil | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

Disposing of cooking oil down your drain could cause plumbing problems. Billy the Sunshine Plumber can help solve those – and all other – plumbing problems.

You really try to keep up with daily exercise, but recently it’s been so hot that you’ve bypassed your morning walks at one of Brooksville’s parks. Instead, you’ve been staying home and doing a lot of cooking. Despite your usual avoidance of fried foods, you have to admit you’ve been bingeing on them recently. There’s nothing as good as fried food.

True, fried food is delicious. Problem is, that you use a lot of grease and oil to get that wonderful, crunch and taste. That oil and grease can spell doom for your plumbing.

“It’s often tempting to pour the hot oil down your sink so it can flow freely through pipes like water ….. Except, hot oil isn’t like water at all,” according to

The danger is that grease and oil can clog your drain and/or pipe and create a “fatberg.”

“These are formed when hot oil reacts with all the wonderful stuff in sewers, like waste and cleaning product chemicals. As fatbergs are established, things can go really downhill — or down-drain — quickly,” adds. “Once fatbergs are made, they grow in size from debris that sticks to them, which may clog pipes and cause bursts. And if that’s not enough, continuously pouring oil down the drain can also cause damage to city sewer mains, drainage fields, and distribution lines.”

The problem is – where do you dump the grease and oil if you can’t toss it down the drain? Well, suggests you mix it with a bit of baking soda until you get a paste, then put the paste in the trash.

And what if you’ve already dumped it in the sink? You can try flooding the drain with hot water mixed with some dish detergent. If that doesn’t work and you get a clog you can’t budge, then it’s time to call the trusted plumbers at Billy the Sunshine Plumber for help.

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