Many people treat kitchen sinks like trash cans. They throw all sorts of items into it, thinking the garbage disposal will take care of the issue. Unfortunately, this often results in clogs, leaks, contaminated water, and other hazardous conditions. In order to avoid expensive repairs, it is important avoid throwing certain items down the kitchen sink. This will help ensure it stays free of clogs, and it will also help protect your garbage disposal from undue wear and tear.
In order to protect your kitchen drain, you should avoid putting the following items down the drain:
- Grease, oil, and animal fat
- Plastic ties, bottle caps, and other trash items
- Large chunks of food
- Fruit or vegetable peels
- Egg shells
- Coffee grinds
Grease and oil hardens when it becomes cool, which means it will stick to the inside of your pipes, trapping hair, food particles, and other debris. Over time, this could lead to a serious clog. While it may seem easy to throw things into the kitchen sink while cooking, it may actually lead to lots of plumbing issues. Furthermore, as the grease and food builds up and decomposes in the pipes, it could cause bacteria to contaminate your tap water. This puts you at risk for serious health problems.
Tips to Avoid a Clogged Kitchen Sink
In order to avoid a clogged kitchen drain, you should put a trash can within easy reach so you can dump grease, food chunks, and other trash into the can instead of down the sink. Furthermore, you can pour a little Dawn dish soap into the drain and rinse it with warm water. This will help eliminate odors and keep your drain clean. If you do notice that water is not flowing properly, or that the garbage disposal has stopped working, it is important to hire professional assistance to fix the problem as soon as possible.
At Trademark Home Services, you can receive timely, experienced assistance with all your plumbing and drain cleaning needs. We also provide services for HVAC repair and installation. If your drain has become clogged, our Sugar Land plumbers will listen to your concerns, inspect the drain, and perform necessary repairs to leave you satisfied. We will clean up after ourselves once the job is finished. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.