Why Grease is Dangerous for Your Sewer Lines

Embolism: A pipe clogged with thick fats, oil and grease

Summer is the best period to enjoy a barbecue treat with friends and family. However, are you always keen about where you dispose of the leftover cooking grease? Perhaps you end up spilling it down your sewer line or toilet! Perhaps you do not know that fats, oils, and grease (FOGs) are harmful and can lead to costly sewer repair in Bakersfield, CA.

We at The Plumbing Doc are experienced in sewer line repair, and we can fix and prevent issues resulting from the buildup of FOGs. Here’s why grease and other oily substances are dangerous to your sewer lines.

What Dangers can Grease Cause?

If you pour grease down the sewer line, over time, it will start hardening and adhering to the pipes after it cools down. The solidified grease accumulates as more is poured down the drain, leading to clogs. In serious circumstances, these clogs can lead to sewage backups. In turn, the backups can cause serious health issues or structural damage to your home. If this occurs, seek professional sewer pipe line repair from The Plumbing Doc right away.

Which is the Best Way to Get Rid of Grease?

So, if it isn’t right to pour grease down the sewer line, which is the best way to dispose of it? For small quantities of grease, you can get rid of it by pouring it into a container and tossing it in the trash. For large quantities of grease, you can contact a grease removal firm to pick it up and get rid of it properly. By doing so, you’ll prevent serious problems that may lead to a costly sewer line replacement.

If you’re encountering issues with your sewer line due to grease buildup, The Plumbing Doc has the solution you need. For professional sewer repair services, contact us now and get timely and affordable services!

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