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How to Save Your Kitchen Sink

clearing-a-blocked-drainYour kitchen plumbing is probably something that you put to use each and every day. This is why it’s important to understand that you need to know the ins and outs of how the kitchen sink works. Kitchen sink plumbing might be something that you think you know about. While we know that it seems straightforward, this doesn’t exactly mean that it is. You’re going to need some guidance, and we’re here to give it to you.

Contact us if you’re in need of plumbing in Bellaire, TX. We specialize in this type of work. We know how to keep your plumbing in amazing shape throughout the entire year. We only want you to have a safe, efficient, and healthy home.

What Not to Put Down Your Kitchen Sink

There are some clear cut “dos” and “don’ts” when it comes to your kitchen sink plumbing. We’re going to lay it all out here for you.

A Few Things You Should Never Put Down Your Sink

Here is a short list of things you should never put down your sink:

  • FOG: FOG stands for “fats, oils, and grease.” These things might not seem like they’re a problem going down a drain. In fact, it might seem like this is the best place to put them because they’re so messy. The problem is that if you recognize it’s a mess now, it means that it’s still going to be a mess in your drain. In fact, FOG settles to a sludge-like substance and creates the perfect storm for a clog.
  • Eggshells: Eggshells should never go down the drain. They leave a film on the inside of the drain that’s going to absolutely wreak havoc on the garbage disposal.
  • Coffee Grounds: Coffee grounds are going to create the same terrible sludge consistency that’s awful for your kitchen plumbing. This will quickly lead to a clog.
  • Bones: Any bones from meat you eat need to find their way into the trash rather than down the kitchen sink drain. If bones go down the drain, they’re going to hurt your home’s plumbing system likely before you even realize it.
  • Fibrous Materials: You never want to put fibrous materials like celery, asparagus, etc. down the drain. The fibrous material is going to eventually gunk up your home’s garbage disposal. Keep your drain clean by avoiding these materials.
  • Harsh Chemicals: So your drain is moving a bit slower than usual, and you’re not sure what’s going on. But one thing you do know is that you can run over to your local grocery store and get a store-bought drain cleaner. You’ve done it before and nothing seemed to be amiss, right? Not at all! Harsh chemicals wear down your drain over time. You need to watch out for this. It might seem like a good idea at the moment, but it’s bad for your drains over time.

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