We’ve all had that that momentary lapse in judgment when it comes to cooking grease. Sure it’s easy to dump your extra fat and oil down the drain after frying up a bountiful platter of bacon strips. However, there’s DEFINITELY a reason you’re supposed to properly dispose of your grease rather than simply flush it down your kitchen sink.
Tech Insider created this informative short showing you the repercussions of such an act. It goes much deeper than clogged pipes, which was our immediate thought.
You see, not only can bacon grease clog your pipes, but it also ends up in the sewers where it combines with other fats dumped from other kitchen sinks. These are called “Fat Bergs” and have the potential to completely clog a sewer, leading to sewage seeping through your sink.
Fat Bergs are incredibly time-consuming to remove, and could take weeks depending on the size. They also pretty much freeze human waste and sewage in place.
All these disgusting complications can be avoided by simply pouring your excess grease into a container to solidify and throwing it in the garbage, or taking it to a waste disposal site. Check out the video to see an in-depth look at the repercussions of pouring grease and fat down the sink.
If you need other ways to properly dispose of cooking oil and grease, we got you.