Monday, January 30, 2023

This Is What Happens When You Pour Grease Down The Drain

We all know you’re not supposed to pour hot grease down the drain, because it will clog the drain and corrode your pipes. But the repercussions are way, way worse.

Tech Insider takes us inside a sewer drain, where grease, once combined with everyone else’s discarded grease, forms huge globs, sometimes called “fatbergs,” that can grow to enormous sizes (a 17 ton fatberg was once found in a British sewer) and completely clog the sewer system. And cleaning them out can take weeks.

Next time you have leftover fat to get rid of, let it solidify and throw it in the trash. Soak up any residual grease with a paper towel. Now, watch this and try not to gag.

(h/t Foodbeast)

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