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Host a Super Bowl Party without Draining Your Finances Winning strategies for clog free drains

Host a Super Bowl Party without Draining Your Finances Winning strategies for clog free drains

By Katie Rider

Senior Environmental Education Planner

Super Bowl party foods, while delicious, are also notoriously greasy. When poured or washed down the drain, the fats, oils, and grease from cooking and serving these football finger foods can clog sink drains and pipes, causing backups in a home's plumbing. Calling a plumber to clean up the mess could cost anywhere from $150 to $450 - and that is just for the first hour! To keep the plumber from crashing your gameday party, follow these simple steps:

  1. Trash the fat when frying Buffalo wings, French fries, and mile-high hamburgers. Pour cooled oil and grease into a container, store in the freezer to solidify, then throw it all in the garbage on trash day.
  2. Use a sink strainer to catch the scraps when peeling, slicing, and cutting vegetables for coleslaw, mashed potatoes, or vegetable trays.
  3. Avoid using the garbage disposal; throw scraps in the trash or compost them.
  4. Before washing dishes, scrape food particles and batters into the trash. Dessert batters, sauces, and icings have a high fat content which could clog drains.


Keeping drains free of fats, oils, and grease ensures a winning party every time!

 

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