Avoid the disposing of fat down the sink


If everyone were to avoid the disposing of fat down the sink, the number of emergency call-outs we here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating receive would be significantly reduced.

Pouring boiling water after fat doesn’t solve the problem

Some people believe that they can put fat down the sink, providing they immediately follow its disposal up by pouring boiling water down after it. Wrong! The boiling water might help to get the fat as far as the u-bend, but as soon as the hot water makes contact with sink, the pipes and the fat, it begins to cool.

You may be lucky enough not to block your own pipes – well, at least not straight away; but carry on doing it for a few weeks or months, and the build-up will eventually cause a blockage. If it does travel further and get into the water and sewage system, it will eventually cause blockages there too.

A blockage caused by a build-up of fat can also force sewage back into your home.

Having to summon up emergency plumbing in London

The only answer is to avoid the disposing of fat down the sink altogether. If you don’t, then at some point in the not-too-distant-future, you’ll need a firm like CW Services Plumbing and Heating, that supplies emergency plumbing in London, to come round and clear the blockage.

Measures you can take to avoid the disposing of fat down the sink

It is not rocket science to avoid the disposing of fat down the sink, and this goes for both fat that congeals and hardens, and fat that does not.

If you are talking about fat that is solid when cool, the answer is simple. Let the fat cool down in the pan and harden. Once it has hardened, simply scrape it out and dispose of it with your normal kitchen waste.

The solution for the disposing of fat that doesn’t solidify is also very simple. All you need to do is to have an empty plastic container or bottle with a screw-top put by. Allow the oil or fat to cool down (otherwise if you pour it when it is still sizzling-hot it could melt the plastic container/bottle) then pour it into the plastic container/bottle and fit the screw-top on tightly.

Once you’ve filled and secured the top on the plastic container, you can then dispose of it with your other household rubbish. It’s as simple as that.

Contact CW Services Plumbing and Heating for emergency plumbing in London

So, the message is clear. Totally avoid the disposing of fat down the sink, and you’ll avoid having to call us out to clear a blockage caused by accumulated fat. You can then use the emergency call-out services CW Services Plumbing and Heating offer, for genuine emergency plumbing in London. Whatever the emergency, whatever the time or day; you can call CW Services on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.