Grease. It’s a slippery mainstay of every kitchen. Whether it’s cooking oil, shortening, butter, lard or the drippings from meat, it’s supposed to stop things from sticking together. But when grease goes down the drain, something entirely different happens.
Pour grease down the sink and it quickly hardens into a congealed, gluey mess. The results? Clogged pipes, backed-up sewers, and expensive repairs. It doesn’t matter how much hot water or soap you pour down after it. Sooner or later it solidifies.
Grease often picks up other materials along the way, creating large solid chunks of muck that hurt our pipes and your wallet. We spend $2 million every year in Metro Vancouver to repair damage caused by grease. And that’s not counting the costs to individual homeowners when their pipes get blocked.