3 Ways to Prevent Clogged Sinks

No More Clogged Drains

Tired of calling the plumber to unclog drains all the time? In this blog post, professional plumbers want to share three ways homeowners can prevent clogged kitchen sinks. Food waste, cooking grease, and debris that get washed down the drain can cause nasty clogs in the kitchen plumbing. Warning signs of a clogged sink drain are foul smells and slow-draining water.

Moldy food caught in a clogged kitchen sink drain is unsanitary and stinks up the kitchen. Homeowners can use hot water or a combination of baking soda and vinegar to unclog a drain between regular plumbing maintenance appointments. It is also a good idea to dispose of food scraps in the kitchen trash can instead of rinsing them down the sink. 

Invest In Preventative Maintenance 

Scheduling routine drain cleaning and plumbing maintenance is the best way to keep kitchen drains from clogging. Homeowners should leave drain cleaning and toxic liquid drain cleaners to professionals. During maintenance appointments, the plumber can inspect the plumbing for signs of damage, clogs, and potential problems. 

Ignoring the warning signs of a clogged drain can cost homeowners more in the long run. The entire plumbing system is connected, and a clogged drain in one part of the house could impact the function of the overall plumbing. The longer the problem goes unresolved, the worse it can get. Homeowners should call a plumber as soon as they notice warning signs that they need professional drain cleaning services. 

Install a Mesh Drain Screenmesh

The main reason kitchen sink drains get clogged is food waste and cooking oils from dirty dishes. Using the home’s garbage disposal to pulverize food scraps before they get washed down the drain can help to prevent clogs. Homeowners without garbage disposals should install a mesh screen over the drain to catch food scraps before they get washed down. 

An uncovered kitchen drain is a recipe for a plumbing disaster. Even if food scraps do not cause an immediate blockage, they can slowly build up in the plumbing system. The worst-case scenario is that the blockage causes the pipe to burst, leading to extensive property damage. Using a mesh screen to catch things before they wash down the drain will help prevent clogged kitchen drains. 

Never Put Cooking Grease Down the Drain

foodHomeowners may be tempted to dispose of liquid animal fat, cooking grease, and oils by pouring them down the kitchen sink. Putting cooking grease down the drain will slowly lead to a nasty clog. When animal fat, grease, and oils cool, they become solid and coat the inside of the plumbing. 

The best way to dispose of cooking oil is to put the used oil in a container and throw the container in the trash can. Pouring cooking grease down the drain can cost homeowners in the long run if there is a blockage in the kitchen drain or main sewer line. Cooking grease clogs can lead to corrosion of the pipes, burst pipes, and foul smells. It requires professional help to unclog sinks that have tough grease clogs. 

About Allore’s Plumbing Services LLC

Allore’s Plumbing Services LLC has served the Stuart, FL area with affordable services from expert plumbers for over 30 years. Homeowners can count on the professional plumbers at Allore’s Plumbing Services LLC to be on time, clean, and professional at every service appointment. Call them today to schedule drain cleaning or plumbing maintenance in Stuart, FL!