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Drainage do’s and don’ts this Christmas

Christmas Turkey

With Christmas just around the corner, you’re probably starting to plan the big day. What time to put the turkey in the oven, whether to use goose fat or duck fat to cook your roast potatoes… but have you thought about the cleaning process that comes after the plates have been wiped clean?

Fats, oils and grease are one of the biggest causes of blocked drains. Whilst most of the oil you use whilst cooking is absorbed, residual cooking oil, lard and grease usually get poured down the kitchen sink. Over time, the build up of these liquids harden to form a concrete like substance, blocking pipes, causing overflowing drains and toilets and leaving you with an unexpected, expensive and unwanted Christmas present!

Below are the do’s and don’ts when it comes to cleaning up after your Christmas feast this year:

  • Do wipe and scrape plates, pans and utensils before washing (and put the waste into the bin).
  • Do collect waste oil in a suitable secure container.
  • Do use strainers in sink plug holes (and empty contents into the bin).
  • Do not put cooking oil, fat or grease down the sink.
  • Do not pour waste oil, fat or grease down the drain.
  • Do not put food scrapings into the sink (place in the rubbish bin).
  • Do not sweep waste into floor drains (place rubbish in bin).
  • Do not pour boiling hot water down the sink to try to dissolve fat and grease. It does not work!

If, even with careful attention, you are still noticing that your drains appear blocked, or your toilets are overflowing, Ansa are only a few clicks away. Our highly trained technicians will be able to asses the situation and provide a full quote, so there a no hidden costs. Most problems can be sorted on the day, leaving you free to enjoy the remainder of the festive period.