Healthy Pipes = Happy Holidays

It’s the holiday season—time for our festive little reminder that pouring fats, oils or grease down a sink can be unhealthy, costly and, well … gross.

Grease in the sink can lead to sewer clogs, and clogs can lead to sewage backing up into your home or business, spilling onto the street, or finding its way into storm drains and to the beach. (Not the charming holiday scene you dream of.)

Cleanup can be expensive for homeowners, and especially for businesses such as restaurants, which can be fined or closed.

Keeping your drains healthy is easy. After cooking, put fats, oils and grease in a container, and throw it in the garbage. If possible, mix it with absorbent waste such as paper towels, kitty litter, coffee grounds, or shredded newspaper before throwing it away.

Happy holidays!