Posted on: 25 October 2016
If your plumber comes to your home in order to remove a clog from the drain pipes in your kitchen, he is going to be able to see all of the things that are stuck in them as he pumps them out. Because of this, he is going to be able to tell you what things you need to avoid putting down your drains in order to stop this problem from happening again. He will also give you other tips for keeping your pipes as clean and functional as possible. This article will discuss 3 basic tips for keeping the plumbing in your kitchen unclogged.
Avoid Putting Oil Down Your Drain
One of the worst things that you can pour down your drain is going to be oil. When oil gets in your drain, it is going to coat it, creating a buildup. Over time, this buildup can get thicker and thicker until it completely blocks your drain pipe. It is best to instead pour the oil from whatever you were cooking into a disposable cup and let it cool before throwing it away in your trash can.
Avoid Putting Foods In Your Garbage Disposal
The problem with the garbage disposal is that although it has no problems grinding up the foods that you put in it, these foods still have to go down your drain. Most of the time your drain is going to be equipped to deal with small food particles that the garbage disposal breaks up and sends down it. However, things like egg shells, vegetable peelings, lemon and orange rinds, etc., are going to stay in a rather solid form even after going through the garbage disposal. This can make it extra hard for your drain to try and flush them down. Simply putting these things in your garbage can instead can help you to avoid this problem entirely.
Flush Them Out With Hot Water
A very basic thing that you can do to try and keep your drains as clean and clear as possible is to routinely run hot water down them. As stated earlier, it is best to avoid putting most food particles down your drains, but it is almost impossible to avoid putting food down them altogether. Running hot water down them is going to help break down any food particles that may be stuck in the drains, helping to reduce the likelihood that your drains will become clogged.