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Experts warn against pouring Baileys down the sink after Christmas

Quite apart from the fact that it’s incredibly wasteful, there is another very good reason why you should avoid pouring Baileys down the sink.

If you’ve sworn off booze (or just cream liqueurs) after a hefty Christmas period, then you might want to heed this warning from several plumbing experts in then UK.

While it might seem the easiest solution to disposing of unwanted cream liqueur would be to pour it down the sink, it turns out that the cream content of Baileys and similar drinks can wreak havoc with your plumbing.

“Something like Baileys, which has a cream content could add to problems,” warned Alex Saunders, head of Southern Water’s wastewater network. “No one likes a nasty surprise over the festive season and a blocked drain is no different.”

Kevin Began, Director Blockbuster Drainage, explained why it causes such a problem. “[It] will collate in the ‘U’ bend under the sink due to its thick consistency and prevent liquid from passing through to the external drainage”, he told The Irish Mirror.

Kevin recommends disposing unwanted such liquids by sealing them (cooled) in a container and putting it in your general waste bin.

It can certainly pay off when listening to expert advice about how to properly store alcohol, as well. After the UK experienced an extreme heatwave last summer, experts warned against leaving booze in your car.

The warnings came after Birmingham resident Jessica McCance revealed how “the priciest bottle she never got to drink” cost her more than £2,000, after a bottle of Prosecco exploded in her vehicle, drenching the seats and sending shards of glass ripping through the lining of the car roof. A quote to fix the damage, also shared on the social media site, came to £2,258, including VAT.

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