City of Sacramento Utilities staff are reminding people to take precautions this year when cooking their holiday meals, as fat, oil and grease can cause clogged drains or worse — a sewer main clog.
Food is an important part of many holiday gatherings, but it can also become a cause of concern. Certain dishes (we’re looking at you, turkey) produce large amounts fat, oil and grease. When cleaning up, some people put these byproducts down the drain as a liquid, but then they cool and harden, which is a leading cause of clogs.
Follow these three simple steps to avoid a clogged holiday:
- Pour it – pour any fat, oil and grease into a disposable container
- Seal it – make sure the disposable container is securely sealed
- Trash it – throw away the container into a garbage bin