Tips from the Pros: How To Avoid Kitchen Sink Stoppages

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Avoid Kitchen Sink Stoppages

At Adeedo!, we know that clogged kitchen drains always happen at the worst possible moment. But just because your sink waited until your entire family was coming over for dinner to stop working, it doesn’t mean the clog happened instantaneously. The reality is that most clogs build up over time. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent expensive kitchen drain clogs…

Never Pour Grease Down Your Drain

One of the biggest culprits behind kitchen sink stoppages is grease. As grease cools, it clings to the sides of pipes. Over time, more grease builds up and traps other debris. Eventually, you’ll end up with a clogged drain.

Instead, save a coffee can to store excess grease in until it’s cool enough to throw away in the trash.

 

Throw “Unfriendly” Garbage Disposal Foods In The Trash

Peels, skins, husks, coffee grounds, eggshells, and fat cause a large majority of sink clogs. Therefore, throwing these scraps in the garbage instead of down the drain, or starting a compost pile, will save your drain.

 

A Clean Drain Is A Clear Drain

Clean your kitchen sink and drain often. Pour vinegar down your drain, then flush it with hot water. Baking soda also works well.

 

Don’t Neglect Your Garbage Disposal

Many homeowners overload their garbage disposal. Limit what you’re putting into your disposal (if you need to use it at all) and run cold water after every use.

 

Take Precautions With Your Dishwasher

Most people don’t think about where bits of food from dishes in the dishwasher end up. Leftover grease and food particles from your dishwasher go directly into your drain line, which can cause it to clog.

Be sure to rinse dishes and cookware before running them through the dishwasher.

If you live in Los Angeles County or Orange County, are experiencing a clogged drain, or you have more questions about preventative maintenance, you can reach the plumbing experts at (833) 936-1791. Adeedo! is here for you, schedule an appointment.

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