Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner, meaning it’s time to get cooking and baking. A big part of accomplishing all your holiday treats is using your sink and your drain. While we’re sure you’re aware you can’t put everything down your drain, there are some scraps you might not know are damaging.
To protect your home and your drains, we’re providing a list of what food you shouldn’t put down your drain.
You may be wondering what makes these food items so bad for your drains. The foods listed below accumulate inside sewer pipes once enough are put down the drain, clogging up our water systems. For example, disposing of grease down the drain becomes a serious public health issue that increases clean-up costs for our community and harms our environment. That means contaminated drinking water, greasy blocked pipes in our sewers, and expensive issues.
Of course, some foods don’t cause a community-wide epidemic but clog up your own drains and create hefty bills for you to pay. Overall, avoid letting these foods slide down your drain:
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