Pancake Day: Avoiding Drain Disasters

Making pancakes can be a fun and delicious activity for the whole family, but it can also lead to giving us a call unless you follow best practices. In this blog, we’ve put together some handy tips to make sure that your pancakes don’t cause any problems down the line (or the drain)!

Oil and Grease

When the last pancakes have been eaten, the leftover oil and grease needs to be disposed of. It might seem like a good idea to pour this liquid down the sink, but this can very easily lead to clogs. Once oil and grease cool down, they become solid waste, clumping together to block up your pipes. Hot water might temporarily solve the issue, but foul smells and slow drainage will return without the help of a specialist.

Safe Disposal

So, how can you safely get rid of excess oil and grease? You have a couple of options. If you have a small amount (for example, the leftover oil in a frying pan after making pancakes), you can soak it up with kitchen paper and then throw that into the bin after it cools. If you have a larger volume of oil that you do not want to reuse, like the residual material after deep-frying, you can pour it into a lidded container and then throw the sealed, cooled container into the bin. Old butter tubs are very useful for this, and so are empty milk bottles.

Call the Experts!

If you were unaware of the potential consequences of pouring oil down the sink, or your drain is showing signs of clogging, all is not lost. You can call the TWC Drain Care team, and our expert engineers can help to get your sink up and running again so that you can get back to enjoying your pancakes! For more information, please contact us.‍

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