Eliminating Grease From Drain Pipes

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Eliminating Grease From Drain Pipes
Regular maintenance can help prevent grease from building up in your pipes. (down the drain image by pix29 from Fotolia.com)

Grease from cooking or food can end up clogging your drain pipes and causing a smelly, messy backup. There is a lot you can do to help eliminate grease from collecting in your drain pipes.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Salt
  • Natural or chemical degreaser

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Run hot water to help carry the grease through the drain pipes.

  2. 2

    Pour a salt water solution down the kitchen sink on a monthly basis. Heat 1,774ml. of water to 100 degrees Celsius and add 39.7gr of salt.

  3. 3

    Pour a degreaser liquid down your kitchen sink on a monthly basis. There are a number of commercially available natural and chemical based products that you can use. This regular maintenance will help prevent you from having to call a plumber.

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