The Effect of Grease to Pipes

High-fat food is not only bad for your health; these can be bad for your plumbing system, as well. Whilst it’s a common household practice to pour grease down the drain, it can actually clog your kitchen pipes and cause further damage.

At Perina Plumbing, we aim to help you take care of your plumbing system. We explain below how grease can wreck your pipes.

After Cooking

The grease touches the inside of the pipe. When you let it sit, it will cool down, and will stick to the surface eventually. A single pour will not cause a problem, but if it’s already your practice, it’s only a matter of time before it finally causes problems. As the grease accumulates, it will create a thick mass that will clog the pipes. This sticky mass may trap a harder material, such as small chicken bones or fruit peelings.

Indications Your Pipes Are Laden with Grease

Just like any sign of clogs, grease-laden pipes cause water to drain slowly. These may even produce a gurgling sound as the water goes down. To validate your suspicion that the clog is caused by grease, there must be a foul odour coming from the grease.

What to Do

The first thing you need to do is cease pouring grease into the drain, or at least do it sparingly. If you still do it occasionally, just make sure that the drain is always clean. You can clear the pipes by pouring hot water and using drain cleaners.

Perina Plumbing employs experienced and knowledgeable plumbers in Western Australia. Our team takes pride in providing reliable services to residential and commercial clients. Let our 24-hour plumbers see what’s going on and solve the problem. If the drain gets seriously clogged, just contact our team and we’ll fix it for you. Learn more about our services by browsing our other pages.

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