I always hated doing the dishes as a child – well, to be honest, I still hate doing dishes. I was never quite sure what I could put down the garbage disposal and what I couldn’t, and I’d frequently get reprimanded for trying to put things like, oh I don’t know, a chicken carcass down the drain. Another one I’d always get in trouble for was pouring grease down the drain; I didn’t think it was that big of a deal, but truth be told, I didn’t know what all that nasty grease was doing down there in the pipes.
1. It solidifies
So, I’ve been burned by hot bacon grease a time or two, usually while grabbing the hot pan off of the stove. What usually happens then is I chuck the pan into the sink and curse at the burn on my arm while all of the grease runs down the drain. Now, something to mention here is that grease is essentially melted fat and (gross though it may be) when it isn’t heated up anymore, it turns solid. And solid fat will clog the pipes like none other. Try to save the grease in a glass container and then dispose of it properly. Otherwise, plan on spending quality time on boboates.com looking for a plumber.
2. It can back up
Most of the drains in homes are connected at some point or another, and then they run out to the street or into the septic tank. If a glob of congealed animal fat gets lodged in the pipe, it can cause back-ups all over the house. Imagine the joy of turning on the shower and finding the sewage from the toilet streaming out of the faucet. It can also cause larger scale problems if it actually makes it out to the sewers. If everyone is tossing these clogging ninjas down the drain, eventually the sewer will back up – into yards, streets, and who knows where else.
3. It catches
Where I lived as a kid, we had really bad ant problems, and the most yard-conscious neighbors would place papers around the trunks of their trees with sticky sap-like substances on them. The ants were attracted to the scent but would get stuck to it and die a slow death. The grease acts the same way. When it solidifies and clings to the pipes, whatever else goes down the drain has a much higher risk of getting stuck to the glob of grease. Those items that normally would be safe to go down the drain are now simply accessories to the sewage crime going on in the sink. And I’d just like to take this time to point out that in many places, dumping grease down the drain is indeed a crime, and the city usually has convenient ways to help the citizens dispose of their grease correctly.
This made us all chuckle! You know that moment when you try and run off without paying for a taxi and you leave your phone and the taxi driver accesses your Facebook account? Haha. No we don’t either but this poor dude does! Ouch!!
As Pandas arrive in at UK’s Edinburgh Zoo, a very different species is on display in a Thai Zoo. These bizarre creatures are supposedly painted crocodiles. We like to think they are really a new species not subjected to this strange treatment by money hungry Zoo owners trying to cash in on the UK Pandas.