If your kitchen sink is draining slowly, you want to get it working again as quickly as possible. A slow-draining sink can stink and make it hard for you to do things in your kitchen. One thing that you can do is have a plumber come out and clean your pipes out for you. Once they have cleaned out the pipes and gotten rid of all the gunk that builds up on the sides of your pipes during normal wear and tear, you want to make sure that you continue to keep those pipes as clean as possible for as long as possible. So, what can you do in order to make that happen?
Use a Drain Strainer
One thing that you can do is to make sure that you have a drain strainer or screen that you always use on your drains. These screens will make sure that things like food particles don't get down into the pipes, which means that they aren't going to stick to the sides of the pipes and clog them up. If you have a lot of food debris that might get washed down your drain, you can always use an inexpensive kitchen strainer that can be placed over your drain. You can dump everything through that strainer and it will catch all the food, and when you are done, all you have to do is lift up the strainer and throw everything in the trash.
Dispose of Grease Correctly
It may seem like a good idea to let all the grease and oil that you use in cooking just run down your drain, especially if you run hot water down after it to help keep it moving. The issue is that hot water isn't hot enough to keep the grease liquid throughout the entire length of the pipe, so it will eventually settle into your pipes and solidify. The water pressure in your sink probably isn't strong enough to keep the grease moving as far as you'd like, either. Once the grease and oil settle into your pipes, they get sticky and will attract other things that will build up in your pipes. The best way to dispose of grease and oil is to pour them into a container, like an old can, let them solidify, and then throw the container in the trash.
If your kitchen sink has started draining slowly, you should have a plumber come clean it out for you. Once you have it clean, there are things that you can do that will keep those pipes clear.Share
14 October 2020
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