When cooking with oil, make sure to cool it, can it and trash it. If each of us changed this habit and stopped pouring grease down the drain, we could decrease system-wide clogged pipes.
In 2017, the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department had 735 stoppages caused by items - including grease that shouldn't have been put down the drains, which cost $588,000 to repair.
Remember, there are no Black Friday discounts on emergency plumbing repairs, so "Can the Grease."
After you are done cooking:
- Pour the hot grease into a metal can
- Let it cool down
- Then throw the can into the regular trash