Is FOG Clogging Your Sink? | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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Is FOG Clogging Your Sink? | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

Be careful when handling fats, oils and grease. They can do a bad number on your plumbing. Billy the Sunshine Plumber can help fix that!

You went for a morning walk in Starkey Park only to return to a kitchen sink that refused to drain. You finally got the water to disappear but the drainage is slow and you’re afraid it’s going to happen again. If you’re like many homeowners, you have problems with FOG – fats, oils and grease. FOG is notorious for causing blockages in residential plumbing.

The city of Dunedin explains: “Putting fats, oils, and grease (FOG) down your drain or garbage disposal will build up over time by sticking to your pipes creating sewer backups. Backups caused by FOG can cause expensive clean-up and repair costs. Residential FOG down the drain is one of the biggest contributors to sewer line blockage in Dunedin.  Also do not put kitty litter, egg shells or coffee grounds down disposals or drains. These gritty materials sink, causing blockages in the line.”

Dunedin offers these tips to help keep your plumbing FOG-free:

  • “Can the Grease – Pour used cooking grease into an empty, heat-safe container, such as a soup can, and store it in the freezer.  Once solidified, toss the can into the garbage.
  • Soak up – Remaining oils and grease with an absorbent material such as a paper towel and throw it into your garbage.
  • Scrape Your Plate – Wipe all pots, pans, dishes and cooking utensils with a paper towel prior to washing to absorb the grease.”

If these tips don’t work, or if you have an accident that finds you dumping FOG in the sink, then it’s time to call for help from the trusted 24-hour plumbers at Billy the Sunshine Plumber.

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