Just because something goes down the drain doesn’t mean that it’s safe for your plumbing system. Keep in mind that some plumbing issues don’t manifest signs unless they are at their worst. How you use your kitchen drain can affect the efficiency of your home’s plumbing.
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Using Over-the-Counter Drain Cleaners
Never use an over-the-counter drain cleaner to deal with a slow draining or clogged kitchen sink. While these products claim to instantly solve your problem, they can only worsen the issue. They only stay on top of the clog and don’t actually do anything. Certain cleaning solutions are very corrosive and they can start to damage your plumbing system if not flushed immediately.
Pouring Fat, Grease, and Oil Down the Drain
These substances stay on your pipes and solidify, which can cause clogs. Other particles that go down your drain can stick on to them, which can also result in blockages. If your kitchen sink is draining very slowly or not at all, you should get a plumbing inspection. Don’t attempt to fix the problem on your own because it can only become worse.
Pouring Coffee Ground in Drains
Coffee grounds can still stick together even under running water and clog the pipes. You should throw away coffee grounds in the compost bins.
Letting Pasta, Rice, or Bread Down the Drain
These food items absorb water and expand when they get into the drain. Over time, they can buildup in the pipes and cause a clog.
At Oak Plumbing, we are a leading provider of kitchen, bathroom, and gas leak repair services. Give us a call at (707) 448-3567 or (800) 397-3799. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule an evaluation. We cater to homeowners in Sacramento, Vacaville, and Benicia, CA.