How to Prevent Clogs in Your Kitchen Drain

How to Prevent Clogs in Your Kitchen Drain

When you have a garbage disposal, it’s easy to assume you can put just about anything down your kitchen drain. However, this is unfortunately not true, and many people end up with clogged drains that require professional cleaning services. While we do perform these services, we’ve shared a few tips below on how you can prevent clogs in your kitchen drain, to begin with.

Avoid Putting These Items down Your Drain

Cooking grease, coffee grounds, and potato peels are just some of the things you should not dispose of in your kitchen sink. Cooking grease can gel up and collect in your pipes, creating a blockage. The same is true for coffee grounds. Potato peels could actually cause damage to your garbage disposal and clog up your drain. These are all items that should be put in the trash rather than down your kitchen drain.

Perform Regular Cleaning

While you may need professional cleaning eventually, performing your own cleaning could fend it off for a while. Get in the habit of running hot water through your sink after each use. This keeps the oils in food products running down the drain instead of building upon the interior surface of your pipes, which can increase the chance of clogs. Other helpful cleaning agents are baking soda and vinegar.

Try throwing a handful of baking soda into your drain and following it with hot water. Not only will this help clean your drains, it’s also a great way to absorb foul odors coming from your drainage system. Another solution is vinegar, which contains acetic acid. This acts as an excellent, all natural, solvent to remove the buildup of food particles and oils in pipes.

For hydro-jetting services and other drain cleaning services in Riverside, CA, contact Allstar Plumbing today.


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