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Avoid costly mistakes by disposing of FOG properly

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Posted at 11:49 AM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 13:49:23-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Thanksgiving can mean lots of delicious food, but it also means dealing with the cleanup.

You might think dumping fat, oil, and grease, or FOG, down the sink is the best way to get rid of it, but it can end up costing you thousands of dollars.

FOG can be in deep fried foods, gravy, bakes goods, and meets, according to the Colorado Springs Utilities.

It can be damaging to the plumbing in your home if it's disposed of through the sink.

Running hot water after pouring FOG down the drain will only push the grease farther into the pipes, which will then harden and clog the pipes.

You can wipe your pots and pans with a paper towel to get rid of some of the fat and grease before washing it.

CSU says you can also put leftover grease into an empty container and throw it away when it has hardened.