Can Charred Bits Complete

Ken:
KF> For the last two weeks, I've washed my frying pan daily in the sink in KF> my apartment unit. Occasionally, after cooking something in the pan, KF> black charred bits, usually tiny bits of charred debris from whatever KF> I was cooking, fell down the drain. I did not use any grease, and used KF> the sink for no other purpose. Now the sink is clogged, and one of my KF> roommates is blaming it on me. KF> KF> The thing is, I don't think it was me; he also uses the sink, as do KF> the other roommates. That was my only use of the sink, and I didn't KF> think that little bits of charred debris would suddenly cause such a KF> deeply clogged drain, or even clog the drain at all, for that matter. KF> But after he saw me washing the pan one night, my roommate claimed KF> that the "carbon" in the bits of debris is exactly what clogged the KF> drain. The drain is really, really clogged, and I've before never KF> heard the notion that tiny, charred bits would clog a big sink. KF> KF> I want to know whether his claim is right on (and I'm just ignorant) KF> or completely bogus. Is bits of carbon from charred pot-and-pan debris KF> a common cause of clogged sinks? Can I continue to wash pans in the KF> sink? Without being able to see the 'evidence' I'm thinking your charred bits would have been washed over the trap and into the main sewer system. People flush all sorts of stuff down the drain -- think of what goes through the drain with a garbage disposal!!
What probably caused the clog was someone dumping grease or oil down the drain. This would give a solid clog. Grease and fats should be poured into a can or bottle and discarded in the trash. If it's just a little, such as the dime- and quarter-sized globs from a roast, those can be dumped down the toilet.
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