We are entering the holiday season. Just in case you have not noticed it, Christmas music is playing in the grocery stores and malls that surround us already. Get those lists and therefore those wallets ready! The holidays bring with them meals that far exceed that which we get to enjoy during the normal flow of daily life. Turkey and ham being popular favorites on the specific holidays looming, not to mention other potentially greasy items on those menus, clogged drains can be a real problem at this time of year. If you will be host to any major meals ahead and you find yourself in need of a good drain cleaner for your Twin Cities area home, call on the professionals at All Ways Drains. We will bring holiday cheer to the sluggish or complete lack of flow in your pipes.
Plumbers feel that it should be more than established to any adult that no oil or grease should ever be dumped down a drain, or otherwise allowed to infiltrate your plumbing system in any way. Grease does not flow smoothly in your pipes as does water. Grease is substantially more viscous than other types of liquids that you send down the drain. It bogs and slows on its path through the piping network, “sticking” to things that may have already massed within, or even, begin to create fresh new clumps in its own right.
The preferred means of gathering, storing and disposing of grease involve keeping it within some sort of container, like a spent coffee tin or a milk jug. Store the grease in your fridge or your freezer and get rid of it when the garbage man comes. The old myth of running hot water and sending grease down the drain via garbage disposal with it sounds nice in principle but being that oil and water do not mix, steaming hot water will not aid in outflow of grease any more than cold, or even no water would. Grease being chemically different than water, it will react wholly different in any situation than water would.
If it comes to pass that the aforementioned has already gone down (the drain), chances are you will need the assistance of a professional drain cleaner to come in, take a look, undo the damage and get things moving again. And please, stay away from those chemical drain cleaners that you find on store shelves. Continued usage of these products will do damage to the interior of your piping, setting you up for potentially costly repair in the future.
Do you need a drain cleaner in the greater Twin Cities? Call family and Veteran-owned All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422 or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate on our services.