A clogged sink is one of the most inconvenient occurrences in our everyday home lives. Whether it is in our kitchens or our bathrooms, a clogged sink is a hindrance that may be self-inflicted. There are things that we should not put down our drains, but for convenience, we improperly use our drains and inadvertently damage our plumbing systems and fixtures. Here are some tips on how to avoid a clogged sink, including things that you should never put down your drain.
In your kitchen, you should absolutely never dump grease down the drain. When you leave grease for any amount of time, it solidifies into a soft but solid substance that can prove nightmarish when it comes to your plumbing. When you pour it down the drain, it can easily harden in no time at all, and it gets messier when other food particles and debris find their way through the pipes and get stuck. This is a substantial clog that may require professional aid to remove. Always dispose of grease by storing it in a container and throwing it in the trash.
Toss Leftover Food
Even though it seems handy to simply dump leftover food down the drain as you are loading your dishwasher, you could be slowly creating a major clog in your kitchen sink. Regardless of your garbage disposal, you should always throw away leftover food in your trash can. If they are vegetable or plant-based leftovers, an option suggested is to either create your own compost bin or participate in your city’s compost collection, if you have one.
Regularly Clean the Stopper
In your bathroom sinks, you should always have a stopper. Hair is one of the leading causes of clogs, both in your sink drains and your shower drains. A stopper is crucial to prevent a substantial amount of hair and debris from clogging your sink, but beyond that, you need to prioritize cleaning it regularly. If you notice your water is slower to drain, take a few minutes to clean your stopper.
Call Reichelt Plumbing, Inc. Today
At Reichelt Plumbing, we are always available to schedule drain cleaning service if you find your sink clogged. We offer comprehensive inspections and service at an affordable price. Call us today at (219) 322-4906. We serve Northwest Indiana and South Cook County in Illinois.