Grease: How To Fix It

Many people use grease to make quick work of their plumbing problems. While it may seem like a quick fix, this can lead to problems later. Clogged drains are the most likely outcome. The process will slow down and eventually stop. These are some of the ways you can fix this problem and prevent it happening again. 

How to identify a grease clogged drain: 

Grease clogs are a bit different from the usual clogs we are more likely to come across. When food scraps are left behind, they can block your drain. This type of blockage is easy to spot and remove. Grease clogs are blockages that build up slowly over time. As it grows, the drainage of water will slow down and eventually stop altogether. This type of clog is difficult to get rid of. It will remain in your pipes for long periods and resists the usual methods. 

How to remove a grease clog 

Most people don’t have any plumbing knowledge and can do regular clog removal easily. Many homeowners believe that removing grease clogs is easy. Most people will try running hot water down the drain to remove the grease clog. Although this may work if there is a smaller clog, it is likely that the grease will be pushed further down into your drain, making it more difficult to remove. It may be necessary to take out pipes to locate the clog and to use specialized equipment. This can be difficult for people who don’t have any plumbing experience. A lack of knowledge could cause drain damage. It is recommended to call your plumber to solve the problem. An experienced professional will have the tools and experience to fix your drains. 

How to prevent future grease clogs 

In this instance, the old saying “prevention is better that cure” is extremely applicable. A grease clog is a sign that the grease isn’t being properly disposed of. Before you wash the dishes, ensure that grease is removed from the dishwashing area and thrown in a trash can. While some grease is inevitable, it’s best to remove as much grease as possible before the dishes are washed. This will make sure that your drains are working efficiently and that you get a return visit from your plumber. Grease-clogged drains can usually be fixed, but prevention is better than cure. You can maintain your drains and prevent flooding by taking care of them.

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