If you’re like most people, your wintertime diet is a bit “richer” than usual. Along with that rich diet comes waste byproducts that can affect your home in a bad way. One simple example is that of bacon grease. While it may be tempting to simply pour grease or oil down the drain of your kitchen sink, this is a very, very bad idea. The fact that restaurants in some cities can be fined or even shut down for not having proper grease traps installed should tell you something. Grease and oil can be extremely damaging to a plumbing or septic system.
So, if you find yourself cooking foods that produce a lot of greases or other oil, it’s important to let grease sit in the open air in some kind of container until it congeals enough to form a solid mass. Once that happens, simply throw it in your garbage.