The south: where a lot of food comes fried and delicious. Huge meals are cooked traditionally cooked so that family and friends can come together to enjoy meals as a whole. Recipes are made from scratch, most with home grown ingredients; and cook books are family secrets, written by mothers and grandmothers. Everyone knows though, you aren’t a southern cook unless you can fry almost anything. The problem with that is one word: grease, and lots of it.
Grease is unavoidable in many different circumstances, and many people end up pouring it down the drain after cooking a meal for family and friends. While that may be the easiest fix at first, it will cause a huge hassle down the road. Pouring grease down the drain can not only hurt the environment, but also cause horrible smells to accumulate in your kitchen not to mention clogging your drains. Those are only a few hassles one encounters when pouring grease down his or her drains. While at first, you may be able to use a few home remedies to fix this problem, in the end, you’re going to have to call a plumber to fix the problem, leaving you with an expensive bill.
Instead of inevitably clogging your drains and causing nasty smells in your beloved kitchen, do things the smart way: don’t pour grease down the drain. Throw it out if you must, or, save it. Many people pour grease into an old coffee can, but using a coffee mug or a Mason jar works much better (If you’re using a glass container, make sure the grease has cooled a bit). Make sure to cover your container to keep the smells out of your refrigerator. If you don’t want to keep your grease though, pour it into an old container that you are going to pitch anyway, and keep it in your refrigerator until it has cooled, then, on trash day, throw it away before taking out the garbage. Recycling your grease is also an option. Contact your local health department to find out how to go about doing that.
If you’re already dealing with a clogged drain and you’ve had no success with trying to fix the problem yourself, call a plumber. They can usually fix the problem quickly and easily. Remember, pouring grease down your drain is a serious no-no, and that there are many other things you can do with your grease.